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Moderate drinking may not ward off heart disease

Many people believe that having a glass of wine with dinner — or moderately drinking any kind of alcohol — will protect them from heart disease. But a hard look at the evidence finds little support for that. That’s the ...

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What’s the Best Way for Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease to Address Abdominal Pain?

When researchers analyzed published studies on how to treat recurrent abdominal pain among patients with inflammatory bowel disease, which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, stress management appeared to be a promising strategy. In the 15 studies examined, a variety ...

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Heart disease risks experienced in childhood impact cognition later in life

Cardiovascular risk factors such as high blood pressure, cholesterol and smoking have long been associated with cognitive deficiencies in adults. A new study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, found the burden of cardiovascular risk factors ...

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Clinical trial discovers a new way to prevent children with arthritis and eye disease losing their sight

A trial funded by the charity Arthritis Research UK and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has discovered a drug combination that could help thousands of children with arthritis. Over 5,000 children and adolescents with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis ...

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Birth weight is risk factor for fatty liver disease in children

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with a cohort of clinical collaborators from across the United States, have demonstrated the impact of low and high birth weights in developing Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), a ...

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Early-life BPA exposure reprograms gene expression linked to fatty liver disease

Exposure during infancy to the common plasticizer bisphenol A (BPA) “hijacks” and reprograms genes in the liver of newborn rats, leading to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in adulthood. A new study has found how this process occurs, and researchers ...

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What You Can Learn from an Indigenous Group with the Lowest Rates of Heart Disease Ever Recorded

An indigenous group in the Bolivian Amazon has the lowest rates of heart disease ever recorded, according to a study published in The Lancet. A team of doctors and anthropologists visited 85 Tsimané (pronounced chee-MAH-nay) villages between 2014 and 2015 ...

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Childhood bullying may lead to increased chronic disease risk in adulthood

Being bullied during childhood might have lifelong health effects related to chronic stress exposure — including an increased risk for heart disease and diabetes in adulthood, according to a research review in the March/April issue of the Harvard Review of ...

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From mice, clues to microbiome's influence on metabolic disease

The community of microorganisms that resides in the gut, known as the microbiome, has been shown to work in tandem with the genes of a host organism to regulate insulin secretion, a key variable in the onset of the metabolic ...

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Too much soda may raise children's risk of fatty liver disease

New research provides further evidence of the harms of consuming too many sweetened beverages, after linking soda and other fructose-containing products with increased risk of liver disease. Researchers suggest that high fructose intake – particularly from sweetened drinks – is ...

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