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2011-04-16 06:55:00

Harvard University researchers suggest in a new study that diet sodas and other drinks with sugar-substitutes, once blamed for increasing the odds of developing diabetes, are not guilty. Researchers followed a group of men for 20 years and found that those who drank sugary beverages were more likely to get diabetes, but the same was not true for those who drank diet soft drinks and other artificially-sweetened beverages. The authors, reporting in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,...

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2011-04-08 14:48:20

According to a study released on Friday, about one in 10 cancers in men and one in 33 in women in western European countries are caused by current and past alcohol consumption. Researchers said that for some types of cancer, the rates are significantly higher. The study found that for men in 2008, 44, 25 and 33 percent of upper digestive track, liver and colon cancers respectively were caused by alcohol in six of the countries examined. The study also found that half of these cancer cases...

2011-04-07 08:04:59

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A big beer belly isn't the only concern for heavy beer drinkers. People who drink a significant amount of beer and have a specific genetic variant in the cluster of three genes that metabolize alcohol have a significantly higher risk of developing non-cardiac gastric cancer, according to a new study. Study results also showed that the same risk is also elevated (but not as significantly) for heavy beer drinkers who do not have the variant. "This is a classic...

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2011-04-05 10:18:33

Health experts have found that the risk of heart attack jump by two-thirds for those who spend 11 hours or more at work compared to those who spend only 7 or 8 hours per day. A University College London study published on Monday in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, suggests that doctors should take patients' working hours under consideration when assessing risk of developing heart disease, epidemiologist Mika Kivimäki claims. The study was funded by the taxpayer-funded Medical...

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2011-04-05 06:15:00

Scientists have identified a gene that appears to play a role in regulating how much alcohol people drink, a finding researchers say could someday lead to better treatments for alcoholism. The gene, known as "autism susceptibility candidate 2", or AUTS2, has previously been linked to autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), although its precise function is not understood.  It is most active in parts of the brain associated with neuropsychological reward mechanisms,...

2011-04-05 00:15:59

Higher stimulant, lower sedative effects of alcohol associate with frequent binging For some people, alcohol is a social lubricant. For others, it's an unpleasant downer. New research shows that a person's response to alcohol can predict their future drinking behavior, including their frequency of binge drinking and the risk of developing an alcohol-use disorder. Though often described as a depressant, alcohol produces a mix of stimulant and sedative effects that can vary from individual to...

2011-04-04 19:40:39

Heavy beer drinkers who have a specific genetic variant in the cluster of three genes that metabolize alcohol are at significantly higher risk of developing non-cardia gastric cancer, according to research presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held here April 2-6. Study results also showed that the same risk is also elevated (but not as significantly) for heavy beer drinkers who do not have the variant, known as rs1230025, and for non-drinkers who have rs1230025 or rs283411. "This...

2011-04-04 13:03:21

Results of the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study revealed that diabetes is associated with lower risk of prostate cancer in men but with higher risk of other cancers in both men and women. The data, to be presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held here April 2-6, also showed an association between diabetes and higher cancer mortality rates. Previous epidemiologic studies have shown an association between diabetes and an increased risk for cancers including colorectal, liver and...

2011-03-24 14:10:37

Although research has shown that eating fish, which is rich in beneficial omega-3 fatty acids, is associated with lower risk of cardiovascular diseases, mixed evidence from prior studies has suggested that mercury exposure from fish consumption may be linked to higher risk of cardiovascular diseases. In a new, large-scale study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), researchers found no evidence that higher levels of mercury exposure were...

2011-03-23 10:14:00

GAINESVILLE, Fla., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinical studies of Resveratrol--recognized for its proven role in activating the longevity gene to inhibit age-related diseases--have shown that its antioxidant power provides resistance before and after exposure to hazardous radiation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110323/CG69998LOGO) Explosions and fires at four nuclear reactors in Japan have created widespread fears about radiation exposure. The reactors have been...


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