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Researchers have gained new insight into why 22% of Canadian women of childbearing age are still not achieving a folate concentration considered optimal for reducing the risk of having babies with neural tube defects, despite a virtual absence of folate deficiency in the general Canadian population.
Previous studies have suggested that levels of the amino acid, homocysteine, might be an adjustable risk factor for coronary heart disease.
A comprehensive study in this week's PLoS Medicine shows levels of the amino acid, homocysteine, have no meaningful effect on the risk of developing coronary heart disease, closing the door on the previously suggested benefits of lowering homocysteine with folate acid once and for all.
Although men and women are both created equal in the eyes of society and United States Laws, they are highly different when it comes to each sexes' nutritional needs.
A study based on more than 87,000 women and 47,000 men in the Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, looks at whether there is a link between colon cancer and alcohol, and if so at what level of consumption, and the importance of a family history of the disease.
New research by scientists at the University of Southampton could lead to the design of more effective drugs to combat malaria.
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