Here are the 10 biggest news of the year!

 

Genetics of Diabetes: Distribution of Body Fat and Insulin Resistance

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A new study looks at the genetics behind type 2 diabetes and determines 53 genes that play a role in the development of this metabolic disease … [read more]

 

 

 

Yoga is Posing Its Way into Medical Mainstream

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Yoga is more than a spiritual practice, scientists are finding. As more research is published on yoga, its medical benefits are slowly being unveiled … [read more]

 

 

 

The Effects of Nutrition Intervention on Severe Mental Illness

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A new study highlights the importance of nutrition intervention as an approach to treat and prevent weight gain and obesity in people living with severe mental illness … [read more]

 

 

 

A Potential Link Between Cell Phone Use and Cancer

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Researchers from the National Toxicology Program (NTP) in the USA published a preliminary report about their findings on the association between radiofrequency exposure through cell phone use and cancer in a rodent study. A higher incidence of brain and heart cancer was observed in male rats … [read more]

 

 

Increased Vitamin D Supplementation May Lower the Risk of Obesity

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The odds of getting obese for individuals who take vitamin D supplementation is lower compared to those who do not … [read more]

 

 

 

 

Risk of 13 Types of Cancer May Substantially be reduced by Regular Exercise

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A multinational study of 1.44 million people found that physical activity was associated with significantly lower risks for 13 types of cancer, many by more than 20 percent … [read more]

 

 

 

Combined Effect of Energy Restriction and Diabetes Drug on Obesity

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A chronic high-energy diet intake is most commonly observed to lead to insulin resistance in obese people. According to new research, energy restriction (ER) intervention with a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor, a diabetes medication, has greater therapeutic benefits on brain function in obese insulin-resistant condition when compared to ER alone … [read more]

 

New Gene Editing Method Could Cure Inherited Diseases

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To this point, inherited diseases such as sickle cell disease and β-thalassaemia have been managed by medical treatment, but no cure has been found. Developments in genetic engineering have allowed researchers to investigate gene editing as a cure for these innate diseases with promising results … [read more]

 

 

Maternal Pre-Pregnancy Weight and Newborn Telomere Length

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A research group from Belgium investigated the association between maternal BMI (body mass index) and telomere length of the newborn and found that a higher pre-pregnancy maternal BMI was associated with a decrease in the telomere length of the newborn … [read more]

 

 

Early Predictions of Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson’s Disease

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At least 75% of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) develop dementia, and cognitive impairment is often a precursor for this condition. A new study published in The Lancet Neurology analyzed a combination of markers and were able to predict whether cognitive decline would occur in patients … [read more]




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