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October 13, 2015

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October 13, 2015

Calcium Supplements May Increase the Risk of Kidney Stone Recurrence

Oct. 13, 2015 — Calcium supplements may increase the risk of kidney stone recurrence, according to a new ... read more

Pumpkin Foods May Not Live Up to Healthy Reputation

Oct. 12, 2015 — Pumpkin products proliferate this time of year -- and not just for traditional pies and breads, but for whimsical goodies that may not live up to the pumpkin's healthy reputation. But one expert ... read more

New Study Provides Key Insights Into Aspirin's Disease-Fighting Abilities

Oct. 9, 2015 — A new explanation has been found for how aspirin works in the body to reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers. Aspirin's active form, salicylic acid, blocks a protein called HMGB1, ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — A mammalian photoreceptive protein melanopsin spontaneously releases the chromophore retinal, say researchers. The property would be important to regulate non-visual photoreception in ... read more

Cell Growth: Protein Reactions Identified With Subatomic Resolution

Oct. 6, 2015 — Using subatomic resolution, researchers have gained insights into the dynamic modus operandi of two switch proteins which are responsible for the import of compounds into the nucleus and for cell ... read more

People With Genetic Variant Increasing Vitamin D Metabolism Improve Blood Sugar Control With High Protein Weight Loss Diet

Sep. 29, 2015 — People carrying a certain genetic variant relating to vitamin D metabolism are more likely to benefit from a high-protein weight loss diet than those without it, research ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — Scientists have discovered and mapped a light-sensing protein that uses vitamin B12 to perform key functions, including gene ... read more

Unsaturated Fats, High-Quality Carbs Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Sep. 28, 2015 — While eliminating saturated fats can improve heart health, a new study shows that it makes a difference which foods are used in their place. A study shows that replacing saturated fats with ... read more

Physiologists Uncover a New Code at the Heart of Biology

Sep. 23, 2015 — Physiologists trying to understand the genetic code have found a previously unknown code that helps explain which protein should be created to form a particular type of ... read more

Taming Hot Flashes Without Hormones: What Works, What Doesn't

Sep. 23, 2015 — Some three-quarters of American women have menopausal hot flashes, but many cannot use hormones for medical reasons or choose not to. Numerous products and techniques are promoted for hot flashes, ... read more

Not All Trans Fatty Acids Are Bad for You, New Research Suggests

Sep. 22, 2015 — New evidence suggests that low levels of trans fatty acids may not be as harmful to human health as previously thought, even if industrially produced, and may even be beneficial if they occur ... read more

High Dietary Sodium, Potassium May Worsen Chronic Kidney Disease

Sep. 18, 2015 — High dietary intake of sodium and potassium may speed the progression of kidney disease, according to a new study. Researchers found that high urinary excretion levels of both sodium and potassium ... read more

Sep. 17, 2015 — Researchers have found unique genetic mutations in the Inuit genome that make them more adapted to cold as well as a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids, with the side effect of shorter height. This is ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — Eating a Mediterranean diet or other healthy dietary pattern, comprising of fruit, vegetables, legumes, and nuts and low in processed meats, is associated with preventing the onset of depression, ... read more

Banning Trans Fats in England Could Prevent 7,000 Heart Deaths Over Next 5 Years

Sep. 15, 2015 — A total ban on trans fatty acids (trans fats) in processed foods in England could potentially prevent or postpone about 7,200 deaths from coronary heart disease over the next five years, suggest ... read more

Diet, Exercise, Smoking Habits and Genes Interact to Affect AMD Risk

Sep. 15, 2015 — People with a genetic predisposition for age-related macular degeneration significantly increased their odds of developing the blinding eye disorder if they had a history of heavy smoking and ... read more

Sep. 15, 2015 — Some research has suggested that omega-3 fatty acids, abundant in fish oils, can relieve inflammation in the digestive tracts of people with Crohn's disease. But a new study hints that we should ... read more

New Guideline Aims to Reduce Fractures in Seniors in Long-Term Care Facilities

Sep. 14, 2015 — A new guideline that aims to prevent fractures in residents of long-term care facilities is targeted at frail seniors and their families as well as health care workers. The guideline was developed ... read more

Low Vitamin D Among Elderly Associated With Decline in Cognition, Dementia

Sep. 14, 2015 — Vitamin D insufficiency among the elderly is highly correlated with accelerated cognitive decline and impaired performance, particularly in domains such as memory loss that are associated with ... read more

Nutritional Deficiencies Common Before Weight Loss Surgery

Sep. 14, 2015 — Malnutrition is a known complication of weight loss surgery, but findings from a small study show many obese people may be malnourished before they undergo the ... read more

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