Based on an extensive study, researchers from the University of Eastern Finland reported that arterial stiffness might play a role in developing dyslipidemia.The researchers found that arterial stiffness in adolescence may be a causal risk factor for hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance in young adulthood. Likewise, adolescent arterial stiffness appears to temporally precede low HDL-cholesterol in […]
Metabolomic Biomarkers in Blood Samples Identify Cancers in a Mixed Population of Patients without Specific Cancer Symptoms
NMR based blood tests can detect and differentiate cancer even when a patient is asymptomatic, opening up possibilities of annual checks For a mixed group of patients referred from primary care with nonspecific signs and symptoms, NMR-based metabolomics can assist their diagnosis. It may differentiate those with malignancies and those with and without metastatic disease. […]
A large 5-Year study reported that using a salt substitute lowers the risk for stroke, heart attack, and premature death.
Secret behind e-coli’s antibiotic resistance.
The University of Queensland-led study found a particular form of the bacteria E. coli ST131 — had a previously unnoticed gene that made it highly resistant to commonly prescribed antibiotics.
Rheumatoid Arthritis may be preventable
An analysis by Harvard of Nurses Health Study data reported Women who made at least four healthy lifestyle choices saw their risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis reduced significantly. A 34% risk reduction was associated with adopting such habits as moderate drinking, never smoking, regular exercise, and a good diet.
Piezoelectric cartilage restoration raises hope for Osteoarthritis.
Bioengineers in Connecticut have developed a tiny mesh implant, about half a millimeter thick, generating tiny electrical currents when it feels the pressure — a property known as piezoelectricity.
Move over insulin here is FGF1 – another mechanism that regulates blood glucose.
A new mechanism that regulates blood glucose discovered — FGF1 100 years after the discovery of insulin, scientists have discovered a new molecular pathway that controls blood glucose by inhibiting fat breakdown (lipolysis)
Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution in urban areas continues to play a role in childhood Asthma
A large study of 1.85 million new pediatric asthma cases attributed to nitrogen dioxide (NO2) reported that two-thirds occurred in urban areas. George Washington University conducted the study.
Weightloss medications Wegovy aka semaglutide closes the gap with bariatric surgery in real-world results with 20% weight loss.
Two-year Research Study Investigating How Well Semaglutide Works in People Suffering From Overweight or Obesity reported 50% of participants were able to lose at least 15% of initial body weight and one-third lost at least 20% body weight
European studies reported meat-based protein consumption in infants might raise the risk of Asthma by age 6
After switching from breast milk, Babies up to age one whose protein intake came largely from meat products — as opposed to dairy, fish, or egg proteins showed more than eight-fold greater odds of developing asthma by age 6. Wheezing was also significantly more familiar with this dietary pattern, which the European study called “unbalanced meat consumption” (UMC); […]