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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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Mild Heart Disease May Pose Equal Risks for Men and Women

Mild Heart Disease May Pose Equal Risks for Men and Women

Dec 03, – Men and women with mild heart disease share the same risks, at least over the short term, a new study suggests. Doctors have thought that women with mild heart disease do worse than men. This study, however, suggests that the rate of heart attacks and death among men and women with heart […]

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Eat Nuts, Live Longer?

Eat Nuts, Live Longer?

Nov 21, – If you like nuts — and it doesn’t seem to matter what kind is your personal favorite — you might be cutting your risk of early death by eating a handful of them every day. New research found that people who ate a 1-ounce serving of nuts each day showed a 20 […]

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Some Doctors Challenge New Statin Guidelines

Some Doctors Challenge New Statin Guidelines

Nov 19, – A new online cholesterol risk calculator produced by two leading U.S. heart organizations is flawed and overstates a person’s risk of heart disease, a pair of Harvard Medical School professors say. The professors contend that this flaw could lead the calculator to mistakenly suggest that millions of people should be taking cholesterol-lowering […]

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Weight-Loss Surgery Seems to Beat Diet and Exercise

Weight-Loss Surgery Seems to Beat Diet and Exercise

Oct 23, – The one caveat to this study, however, is that the results only include two years of data, so the long-term outcomes are still unknown. This type of study, called a meta-analysis, attempts to uncover a common thread in a number of previous studies. For people who have a lot of weight to […]

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Study Says: Get Fit in Middle Age to Cut Heart Failure Risk

Study Says: Get Fit in Middle Age to Cut Heart Failure Risk

May 16, AP – What’s more, the reduction in risk is independent of other modifiable risk factors, such as smoking, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, the researchers said. People who are obese or out of shape in their 40s or 50s might think it’s too late to start getting fit, but new research finds […]

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How to Quickly Spot Signs of Stroke: Experts Prompt recognition and treatment offer best chance of full recovery

How to Quickly Spot Signs of Stroke: Experts Prompt recognition and treatment offer best chance of full recovery

May 14, – Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arms or legs on one side of the body, confusion and trouble speaking are among the signs that someone is having a stroke. The sooner a stroke is recognized and treated, the greater the chance of recovery, experts say. “When someone has a stroke, they […]

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Study: Estrogen Levels Tied to Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

Study: Estrogen Levels Tied to Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

May 12, – Sudden cardiac death can occur when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating (sudden cardiac arrest). Each year in the United States, more than 350,000 people die of sudden cardiac death. Higher levels of the hormone estrogen are associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death in men and women, a […]

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