Month: August 2019

The specifics of a long-known protective association between pregnancy and endometrial cancer were studied in a recent Danish investigation. Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecological cancer in women, and as a result, much research has been put into understanding the risk factors. A strong association has previously been found between pregnancy and endometrial cancer
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Scientists investigate whether diet can help prevent fatigue in multiple sclerosis patients. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder that affects the brain and spinal cord. The body’s immune system attacks the cells (oligodendrocytes) that make the fatty covers that surround nerve cells. This fatty cover is called the myelin sheath, this is why MS
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Researchers have investigated the outcomes of pregnancy after bariatric surgery. Obesity is a growing global health concern that affects about 650 million people worldwide. Bariatric surgery is a popular and effective treatment to promote weight loss and lower obesity-related complications. However, bariatric surgery can have its own complications – particularly important during pregnancy are concerns
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Researchers discover a vital pathway that may serve as a potential treatment target for Crohn’s disease. Among the list of chronic diseases, Crohn’s disease is a debilitating illness that affects over 1.6 million people in North America alone. It’s characterized by chronic inflammation within the gastrointestinal tract, with affected regions ranging from the mouth to
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In a recent study, researchers evaluated cardiovascular health at age 50 to determine the prevalence of dementia 20 years later. Pathophysiological markers of dementia can appear as early as fifteen to twenty years before diagnosis. Previous studies have shown that a healthier cardiovascular score is linked to a lower risk of dementia. However, results from
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Knee osteoarthritis affects more than 10% of people over age 60. Researchers recently identified those groups with higher risk factors for knee osteoarthritis. Musculoskeletal conditions, such as knee osteoarthritis (OA), affect people worldwide and are one of the leading causes of pain and disability. Knee osteoarthritis can affect any age group, but people over age
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During the International Conference on Nutrition and the Brain, experts were asked to propose possible guidelines for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease with the goal to develop practical guidance to recommend to the general public. Many factors can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease such as; aging, genetic factors, family history, history of head
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Researchers discover a key player in tumor energy metabolism that holds promise for new cancer treatments with fewer side-effects. Tumours are characterized by uncontrolled cell growth, which is sustained by a series of cellular reactions to produce the energy and molecular building blocks for replication. This process, called cancer cell metabolism, relies on the activity
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Researchers injected obese patients with a combination of gut hormones to mimic the effects of gastric bypass surgery. Obesity is an increasingly common problem worldwide and can be linked to illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some types of cancer. There are several approaches to managing obesity, including very-low-calorie diets and weight-loss
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Aronia berry extract positively affects indicators of cardiovascular health. In a recent study, researchers investigated the effects of Aronia berry supplements in healthy participants. Specifically, they wanted to test the effects of these supplements on vascular function and the composition of the gut microbiome. In this clinical trial, 66 healthy men were divided into three
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Eating a Mediterranean diet during pregnancy can potentially reduce the risk of developing gestational diabetes, study finds Diet is very important especially during pregnancy. It is said that a Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Since studies have indicated that eating a Mediterranean diet reduces the risk
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A new study merges centuries-old wisdom with modern technology. In ancient Israel, King Solomon was renowned for his wisdom. People would come from far and wide to seek his counsel. However, that wisdom extended only to dealing with the problems of others. Reflecting this, “Solmon’s Paradox” refers to the tendency for people to display greater
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As one of the most popular weight-loss strategies, are low-carb diets healthy? Researchers recently studied the long-term effects of low-carb diets. Almost 2 billion adults were considered overweight in 2016, and nearly one-third of those were obese. Fortunately, overweight and obesity can often be successfully treated through diet and exercise. There are many different dietary
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A recent study examined the effect of a relationship-based intervention on stress levels of mothers of children with autism Autism affects a child’s developmental skills and their ability to interact with others, including their parents. Parents of children with autism experience high levels of stress and depression. A new study from Case Western Reserve University,
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