Gene variants associated with body shape increase risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes

Gene variants associated with body shape increase risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes

A study from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers has found that a pattern of gene variants associated with an "apple-shaped" body type. In this body...
Unhealthy gut microbes might be a cause of high blood pressure

Unhealthy gut microbes might be a cause of high blood pressure

Researchers have found that the microorganisms residing in the intestines (microbiota) play a role in the development of high blood pressure in rats. The...
How menopausal hormone therapy affects your heart health

How menopausal hormone therapy affects your heart health

Until recently, it was thought that menopausal hormone therapy could ward off heart disease, osteoporosis, and cancer, as well as improve a woman’s quality...
Doctors prescribe diabetes treatment medications 15 times more than obesity drugs

Doctors prescribe diabetes treatment medications 15 times more than obesity drugs

Obesity is a well-established major risk factor for developing diabetes, with almost 90% of people living with type 2 diabetes having obesity or overweight. Even...
How Calorie Restriction May Extend Life

How calorie restriction could extend life

A new review proposes a theory to explain how calorie restriction can extend life across a variety of species. When the body does not have...
How diet drinks change your body weight

How diet drinks change your body weight

Overweight and obese adults who drink diet beverages take in more calories from solid foods—especially snacks—than those who drink sugary beverages, according to a...
Organic milk and meat contain 50% more beneficial omega-3 fat than non-organic milk and meat

Organic milk and meat contain 50% more beneficial omega-3 fat

In the largest study of its kind, an international team of experts led by Newcastle University, UK, has shown that both organic milk and...
What is sudden cardiac arrest

What is sudden cardiac arrest?

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. If this happens, blood stops flowing to the brain...
Scientists discover potential avenue to treating type 2 diabetes at early stages

Scientists discover potential avenue to treating type 2 diabetes at early stages

Researchers at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have identified a new potential target for drugs to prevent type 2 diabetes. A paper...
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Allergies? Probiotic combo may curb your symptoms

As we head into allergy season, you may feel less likely to grab a hanky and sneeze. That's because new University of Florida research shows...

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