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  • 'Fat but fit' are at increased risk of heart disease August 15, 2017
    Carrying extra weight could raise your risk of heart attack by more than a quarter, even if you are otherwise healthy.
  • High sugar consumption gives rise to dental treatment costs in the billions August 14, 2017
    Worldwide, people are eating far too much sugar. This has negative consequences for their teeth and for their purses: seen at the global level, the costs of dental treatment are currently running at around $172 billion (€128 billion).
  • New strategies to optimize and slow cardiovascular aging August 12, 2017
    Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. and growing older is the greatest—and most inevitable—risk factor for it. So what, if anything, can we do to keep our hearts and arteries as healthy as possible for as long as possible?
  • Almonds may help boost cholesterol clean-up crew August 11, 2017
    Eating almonds on a regular basis may help boost levels of HDL cholesterol while simultaneously improving the way it removes cholesterol from the body, according to researchers.
  • A metabolic pathway that feeds liver cancer August 10, 2017
    A little-studied gene may explain how some liver cancer cells obtain the nutrition they need to proliferate, according to new research.
  • Aging is exacerbated by alterations of stem cell circadian rhythm August 10, 2017
    Two new studies refute the scientific dogma associating aging with the loss of stem cell circadian rhythm. The studies show that during aging, stem cells continue to show rhythmic activity but reprogram their circadian functions. The team also demonstrate that a low-calorie diet delays alterations in the rhythmic functions of stem cells and slows down […]
  • Link between biological clock and aging revealed August 10, 2017
    Scientists studying how aging affects the biological clock’s control of metabolism have discovered that a low-calorie diet helps keep these energy-regulating processes humming and the body younger.
  • Increases in alcohol use, especially among women, other groups August 9, 2017
    Alcohol use, high-risk drinking and alcohol use disorders has increased in the US population and across almost all sociodemographic groups, especially women, older adults, racial/ethnic minorities and individuals with lower educational levels and family income, according to a new study.
  • Increased endometrial cancer rates found in women with high levels of cadmium August 9, 2017
    Through a five-year observational study, researchers found that women with increased levels of cadmium -- a metal commonly found in foods such as kidneys, liver and shellfish as well as tobacco -- also had an increased risk of endometrial cancer. It's an observation the researchers hope could lead to new treatments or interventions to prevent […]
  • Weight loss surgery's effects on bone marrow fat and bone mass August 9, 2017
    Bone marrow fat is thought to regulate bone metabolism, and high levels of marrow fat are seen in states of low bone mass, severe underweight, and diabetes.