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2013-04-10 13:24:01

Hardening of the arteries, or atherosclerosis, is the primary cause of heart disease. It is caused by calcium accumulation in the blood vessels, which leads to arteries becoming narrow and stiff, obstructing blood flow and leading to heart complications. Although many risk factors for atherosclerosis have been identified, the cause is not known and there is currently no way to reverse it once it sets in. In a new study published 9th April in the open access journal PLOS Biology, researchers...

2013-04-07 23:02:37

Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on new research outlining how a natural approach to bone health is now considered a viable option to over-the-counter medications. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) April 07, 2013 Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on new research outlining how a natural approach to bone health is now considered a viable option...

2013-04-05 12:06:55

Additional studies are needed to determine benefits and risks of treatment Highlights: -Growth hormone therapy can help reverse growth problems in children with kidney failure. -Growth hormone therapy increases bone turnover in children on dialysis -Additional studies are needed to evaluate the impact of growth hormone therapy on final height, fracture risk, bone deformities, and puberty in children with kidney failure. -Growth failure occurs early in chronic kidney disease and...

Too Much Tea Leads To Chronic Bone Disease, Teeth Loss
2013-03-22 09:32:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Believing she had cancer, a woman found that the chronic bone pain in her hips, arms and legs was actually caused by her unusually high intake of extremely strong tea. The woman´s daily tea intake, a pitcher made with 100 to 150 tea bags, caused her to have extremely high levels of fluoride, resulting in contracting symptoms such as extremely dense bones and brittle teeth, according to a report on the case in the New England...

Genetic Link Found Between Fat And Bone Mass
2013-03-12 11:09:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have uncovered a direct genetic link between fat and bone mass — a discovery that they claim brings the medical community one step closer to understanding how both types of tissues are interconnected on a biological level. Genetics play an important role in the composition of the human body, and can play a key role in whether or not a person becomes obese or develops osteoporosis,...

2013-02-13 17:35:32

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have discovered that a protein called Jagged-1 stimulates human stem cells to differentiate into bone-producing cells. This protein could help both human and animal patients heal from bone fractures faster and may form the basis of treatments for a rare metabolic condition called Alagille syndrome. The study, published in the journal Stem Cells, was authored by three members of Penn Vet´s departments of...


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