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High cholesterol fuels breast cancer: Expert

High cholesterol fuels breast cancer: Expert

Dec 04, – According to the members of Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology at Duke, a byproduct of cholesterol functions like the hormone estrogen to fuel the growth and spread of the most common types of breast cancers. “A lot of studies have shown a connection between obesity and breast cancer, and specifically that […]

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Brain attacks as serious as heart attacks

Brain attacks as serious as heart attacks

Oct 22, – Hypertension (HTN) or high blood pressure is the leading cause of strokes where a clot in a blood vessel in the brain restricts the flow of blood to a part of the brain. It could also happen when a blood vessel breaks interrupting blood flow. With strokes or brain attacks on the […]

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Single Gene May Predict Mental Decline After Heart Surgery

Single Gene May Predict Mental Decline After Heart Surgery

Oct 13, – Their study included 233 elderly, white patients whose mental function was assessed before heart surgery and five years after. A certain gene appears to increase risk for mental decline after heart surgery, a new study suggests. Between 30 percent and 50 percent of heart surgery patients have a decrease in mental function […]

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Study: Small changes in lifestyle lower risk of strokes

Study: Small changes in lifestyle lower risk of strokes

Jun 9, – A recent study has shown that making small changes in lifestyle could reduce risk of strokes. The finding of the study was based on an assessment using the American Heart Association’s health factors: be active, control cholesterol, eat a healthy diet, manage blood pressure, maintain a healthy weight, control blood sugar and […]

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Your Stroke Risk Can Shrink With 7 Lifestyle Changes

Your Stroke Risk Can Shrink With 7 Lifestyle Changes

June 7, AP – Certain lifestyle changes could greatly reduce your stroke risk, according to a new study. Researchers calculated stroke risk among nearly 23,000 black and white Americans aged 45 and older. Their risk was assessed using the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 health factors: be active, control cholesterol, eat a healthy diet, […]

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Type 2 Diabetes Progresses Faster in Kids, Study Finds

Type 2 Diabetes Progresses Faster in Kids, Study Finds

May 24, AP – “Based on the latest results, it seems like type 2 is progressing more rapidly in children,” said Dr. Jane Chiang, senior vice president of medical affairs and community information for the American Diabetes Association. “Complications are appearing faster, and it appears to be at a more significant rate than we see […]

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