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Plastic bottle compound harms several generation


June 17th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Exposure to low doses of Bisphenol A (BPA), a toxic man-made chemical, during gestation has immediate and long-lasting trans-generational effects on the brain and social behaviour, ... Read more...

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Pleasure eating may fuel obesity


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 3 (IANS) When pleasure motivates eating, rather than hunger, it activates chemical signals which can cause overeating and fuel obesity, says a new study."'Hedonic hunger' refers to the ... Read more...

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Why drinking coffee cuts diabetes risk


January 14th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Numerous studies have shown that coffee protects against type 2 diabetes. Yet no one has really understood why.Now, researchers at UCLA have discovered a possible molecular mechanism behind ... Read more...

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New study explains ‘yo-yo effect’ of slimming diets


January 13th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study has found that the hormones related to appetite play an important role in the likelihood of regaining weight after dieting.The study found that people with ... Read more...

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High levels of ‘good’ cholesterol linked to lower risk of Alzheimer’s


December 14th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): A new study has found that high levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) - also known as "good" cholesterol - appear to be associated with a reduced risk for ... Read more...

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High plasma levels of beta-amyloid linked with faster cognitive decline


August 10th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 10 (ANI): A new study has found that high plasma levels of beta-amyloid -protein fragments associated with Alzheimer's disease when they accumulate in the brain- appear to be associated with ... Read more...

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Diet with high levels of fructose, trans fats leads to significant liver disease


June 24th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): A diet with high levels of fructose, sucrose, and of trans fats not only increases obesity, but also leads to significant fatty liver disease with scar tissue, a ... Read more...

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Leptin-controlled gene may help control diabetes


January 6th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A new study has found that fat hormone leptin might help control diabetes.The researchers found that the hormone controls the activity of a gene known as IGFBP2 in ... Read more...

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More accurate tests needed to predict cardiovascular problems in the elderly: Study


January 9th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 9 (ANI): Dutch researchers are calling for the replacement of a traditional system for assessing the risk of cardiovascular disease amongst older people with some new and more accurate ... Read more...

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Biomarkers that may enable doctors to monitor cancer treatment identified


April 14th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Scientists based in The Netherlands have unveiled two potential biomarkers that may enable doctors to monitor the effectiveness of treatment with sunitinib or bevacizumab for kidney, and ... Read more...

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Shorter women live longer, it’s in their genes


March 5th, 2008 - 3:06 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 5 (IANS) Nature rewards shorter women with extra long lives, according to a new study. Mutations in genes governing an important cell-signalling pathway influence human longevity, according to researchers at ... Read more...

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Genetic mutations may boost human lifespan


March 5th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have revealed that genetic mutations in cell-signalling pathway may boost human lifespan.The team examined the genes involved ... Read more...

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