In this study, researchers said the vegetarian diet was more effective in reducing LDL cholesterol, whereas the Mediterranean diet led to a greater reduction in triglycerides. The study is published in Circulation.
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Alpha-synuclein is the protein associated with Parkinson's disease. Excess levels of either calcium or alpha-synuclein induce the chain reaction that leads to the death of brain cells.
Pregnant women with first-trimester thyroid-stimulating hormone levels of 2.5 mIU/L to 5 mIU/L had increased risks for adverse neonatal outcomes such as perinatal loss, miscarriage and premature birth compared with women with lower levels of the hormone, a new study, published in the journal Clinical Endocrinology, shows.
First-degree relatives affected by colorectal cancer comprise a patient's elevated risk of developing bowel cancer. The same holds true for people who have large numbers of genetic risk markers in their genome. Both factors are usually used alternatively, not combined, to predict risk. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg have now shown that a combination of family history and an analysis of genetic markers help determine a person's colorectal cancer risk more precisely.
According to this study, researchers examined Knee pain and functional impairments in elderly individuals are associated with the development of depressive symptoms. The study has published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
The antibiotic clarithromycin may increase the long-term risk of heart problems and death in patients with heart disease.
Japan's health ministry has approved baloxavir marboxil tablets (Xofluza, Shionogi & Co Ltd), a drug that reportedly can kill influenza types A and B in as little as 1 day among some patients.
Exercise training may delay the decline in cognitive function that occurs in individuals who are at risk of or have Alzheimer’s disease, with aerobic exercise possibly having the most favorable effect, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Segmental bone defects (SBDs) secondary to trauma invariably result in a prolonged recovery with an extended period of limited weight bearing on the affected limb. Soldiers sustaining blast injuries and civilians sustaining high energy trauma typify such a clinical scenario. These patients frequently sustain composite injuries with SBDs in concert with extensive soft tissue damage.
Contraception cannot be handled with one-size fits all approach. Women often try several types of birth control before finding one that works best. A new study at the University of Utah Health finds that cost often limits women's access to the most effective contraceptive methods, like intrauterine devices (IUDs) and subdermal implants.
A new study published in the Journal of Lipid Research from NIH's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, describes an important step toward gene therapy for patients with Sandhoff disease.