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Resistance To Leptin Contributes To Obesity
...ght, affects one in three Americans and is a major risk
factor fordiabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, sleep apnea,gallstones, some cancers and forms of arthritis, according to the NationalInstitute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part ofthe federal government's Nat...
First Salmonella Vaccine For Poultry To Be On The Market Soon
...nt to antibiotics. Salmonella poses the greatest risk
for very young children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems, such as AIDS patients. A notoriously under-reported disease, salmonella infection is diagnosed about 40,000 times a year in the United States, although experts believe ...
Huntington's Disease Findings Pave Way For Potential Cure
...about 30,000 Americans; 150,000more have a genetic risk
for developing the illness. The cause is a mutation ina gene located on chromosome 4: Instead of having molecule groups that repeat asmall number of times, they repeat 40 or more times and produce a defective formof the huntingtin protein. The defect...
DNA Testing For Genetic Disorders: 'Does It Run In The Family?' Explains Options, Limitations, Problems
...ople are askingif there is a test to predict their risk
for a disorder and whetherthey really want to have the test done. In a case profiled in the book, for example,a woman called Sophie Baldwin (fictitious name used to protecther privacy) has a family history of breast cancer. Almost everyfemale relati...
Menstrual Phase Linked To Ineffective Mammograms
Menstruating women have twice the risk
of false-negative mammogram resultswhen breast cancer screening is done during the last two weeks of their menstrualcycle, according to a study in the August 15 issue of Cancer. "Although the medical community recognizes the benefits from...
Insulin Resistance Is A Risk Factor For Atherosclerosis In Whites And Hispanics
...Hispanics who are insulin resistant are at ahigher risk
of developing atherosclerosis that can lead to str...hites it will soon be recognized as one of the big risk
factorsfor the development of atherosclerosis," said Dr. George Howard of the BowmanGray School of M...
No Link Seen Between Breast Cancer And Pesticides, PCB Exposure For General Population
...breast cancer shows that these compounds are not a risk
factor for breast cancer for the general populatio...that higher blood levels of organochlorines were a risk
factor for breast cancer only for women with no history of breast feeding," said Kirsten Moysich, Ph...
Early Menarche Puts Young Girls In Peril
..., putting girls today in crisis and at much higher risk
than boys for eating disorders, substance abuse, dropping out of school, depression and suicide," Brumberg says. Brumberg warns: "Contemporary girls are in trouble . . . young women develop physically earlier than ever before, but within a society t...
MGH-Led Team Finds Gene For Crippling Neurologic Disorder
...ople with the mutation are virtually free from the risk
of developing symptoms. We now have an important clue to help us find that trigger and, we hope, to stop it." The members of this research team have been searching for the DYT1 gene since the early 1980s, when many of them worked together at Yale U...
At-Risk Women Want Breast Cancer Gene Test--If 'Pros' Outweigh 'Cons'
...of women reported that learning about theirgenetic risk
would motivate them to practice breast self-examination morefrequently, and help them decide whether to go for more frequent mammograms orundergo preventive surgery. As scientists identify an increasing number of mutant genes associatedwith d...
Plant-Based Therapies Examined For Colon Cancer Prevention
...ets rich in fruits and vegetables helps reduce the risk
ofcolorectal cancer as well as deaths from the disease, according topopulation-based studies. However, the chemicals in these plants responsiblefor the anti-cancer effect are not well known. "Certain plant-derived compoundscalled phenolics act simi...
Long-Term Vitamin C Use Cuts Cataract Risk In Older Women
...vitamin C supplements for more than 10 yearslowers risk
of lens opacities that can lead to cataract surger...eted a mailed questionnaire on known and suspected risk
factors for cancer and heartdisease. Every 2 years since 1976, the women have been contacted to pro...
New "Wonder Peanut" Beats Olive Oil In Healthful Benefits
... a low-fat diet, was shown to help reduce coronary risk
factors by lowering blood cholesterol levels in postmenopausal women. That study, conducted by UF/IFAS nutrition professor Rachel Shireman and graduate student Dawn O'Byrne, showed significant reductions in serum cholesterol and low density lipoprote...
Disease Takes Its Toll On Waterfowl Populations
... to devise wetland management methods to lower the risk
of outbreaks and reduce mortality." Dr. Rocke a...y play major roles in increasing or decreasing the risk
of outbreaks. The next step is to determine if management actions influence these key environmental...
Purdue Research Shows Omega-3S Benefit Bone
... fatty acids could decrease coronary heart disease risk
and might decrease chances of getting certain canc...itis symptoms and inflammation, and they lower the risk
for cardiovascular disease." Food industry representatives who attended the NIH conference reported ...
New Form Of Gene Therapy Holds Promise For The Future
... while avoiding systemic immunosuppressionwith its risk
of infection." Dr. Richard Gaynor, professor of internal medicine and microbiology, andholder of the Andrea L. Simmons Distinguished Chair in Cancer Virology, alsocollaborated in the studies....
Hormonal Changes At Puberty Can Mask High Cholesterol In Blood
...dered one of the strongestpredictors of a person's risk
of heart disease. Children from families withheart disease are often tested for cholesterol to identify those who need totake steps to prevent heart disease. "If a child comes from a family that has a high-risk for heart disease and has acholesterol...
Triglyceride Blood Levels Predict Heart Attack
...say the bloodfat is a "strong gauge" of a person's risk
of heart attack. The findings appearin today's Ci... HDL, as a cholesterol ratio, to predict aperson's risk
of heart disease. However, it has been unclear whethertriglyceride levels were as strongly tied to h...
Purdue Researchers Track Oil Spill's Effects On Sea Otters
... in remote areas, and perhaps develop some kind of risk
assessment for animals in various locales."...
Free Radicals Implicated In Impaired Lung Function; Damage May Be Mitigated By Certain Antioxidants
...en impaired expiratory lung function and increased risk
of death from chronic diseases, such as heart disease and lung cancer." Additional researchers on the study were Paula Muti, M.D.; Jo L. Freudenheim, Ph.D.; and Maurizio Trevisan, M.D., of the UB Department of Social and Preventive Medicin...
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