April 25, 2014

Genetic Variant and Cancer Risk From Processed Meats

A common genetic variant that affects one in three people appears to significantly increase the risk of colorectal cancer from the consumption of processed meat, according to study published  in PLOS Genetics. The study of over 18,000 people from …

Nasal Filter For Allergy Sufferers

A small filter the size of a contact lens could possibly make life easier for some of the estimated 500 million people worldwide who suffer from itching, sneezing and a runny nose as soon as the pollen season starts.

A …

Iron Improves Exercise Performance In Women

A new University of Melbourne study has found that women who take iron supplements, experience a marked improvement in their exercise performance.

Published in the Journal of Nutrition, researchers undertook a systematic review and analysis of the effect of …

New Hope for Anti Viral Drugs to Combat Influenza A

Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered that a protein produced by the influenza A virus helps it outwit one of our body’s natural defense mechanisms. That makes the protein a potentially good target for antiviral drugs …

Caffeine And Alzheimer’s Disease

As part of a German-French research project, a team led by Dr. Christa E. Müller from the University of Bonn and Dr. David Blum from the University of Lille was able to demonstrate for the first time that caffeine has …

Alleviating Anxiety With Light

Receptors for the messenger molecule serotonin can be modified in such a way that they can be activated by light. Together with colleagues, neuroscientists from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) report on this finding in the journal “Neuron.” An imbalance in …

The Truth About Fructose

Fructose, the sugar often blamed for the obesity epidemic, does not itself have any impact on an emerging marker for the risk of cardiovascular disease known as postprandial triglycerides, new research has found.

However, over-consumption of calories from fructose can …

A New Look At Wound Healing In Diabetes Patients

Patients with diabetes are at increased risk of microvascular complications, which develop when the body’s small blood vessels become diseased. One of the most common problems results when wounds fail to heal properly, which can lead to ulcers, chronic infections, …

Saturated Fat Causes Abdominal Fat Build Up

New research from Uppsala University shows that saturated fat builds more fat and less muscle than polyunsaturated fat. This is the first study on humans to show that the fat composition of food not only influences cholesterol levels in the …

The Brain’s Defense System Against Viruses Revealed

The brain contains a defense system that prevents at least two unrelated viruses — and possibly many more — from invading the brain at large. The research is published online ahead of print in the Journal of Virology.

“Our …