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Wrinkle-free mice provide clues about obesity, wrinkles and hair growth
A scientific team at UBC and Providence Health Care have genetically engineered mice with less wrinkled skin, despite repeated exposure to wrinkle-inducing ultraviolet (UV) light

Mediterranean Diet Associated with Longer Telomeres
Until now, no previous studies have examined whether adherence to this diet is associated with longer telomere length, a biomarker of aging.

Five lifestyle factors are key to cutting risk of dementia
Age UK says exercise and diet help lessen Alzheimer’s risk and healthy activities may cut threat of dementia by 36%

A recent study in Japan discovered that e-cigarettes contain 10 times carcinogens as found in regular tobacco
The latest findings of the health experts in Japan suggest that e-cigarettes contain formaldehyde and acetaldehyde.

Decreased Fat Intake May Improve Survival in Some Breast Cancers
When they looked at women with both ER- and PR-negative disease, the researchers found that women assigned the intervention had a 54% improvement in overall survival, with a median 2.3-year increase in median survival (11.7 years vs 14 years)

American Migraine Foundation Offers Food Tips Plus Other Holiday Advice for Reducing Migraine Attacks
Certain foods and drinks can trigger migraine in many people, and those who suffer from migraines need to be especially careful to avoid these triggers as they attend holiday celebration

Kalettes, Broccoflower And Other Eye-Popping Vegetables For 2015
Does a cross between Brussels sprouts and kale sounds like your vegetable dream come true? Maybe so, if you're someone who's crazy for cruciferous vegetables and all the fiber and nutrients they pack in.

Polyphenol Rich Potato Extract Found to Reduce Weight Gain
A simple potato extract may limit weight gain from a diet that is high in fat and refined carbohydrates, according to scientists at McGill University

Top-selling eye vitamins found not to match scientific evidence
Research shows that, of 11 popular supplements analyzed, 7 do not adhere to proven formulas; all 11 have misleading claims

BPA In Cans Tied To Increased Blood Pressure
Drinking or eating from cans or bottles lined with Bisphenol A could raise blood pressure, according to new research reported in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.

Study casts doubt on low-dose aspirin for women
A study found that the benefit of taking low-dose aspirin was countered by an increase in the risk of major gastrointestinal bleeding for women under 65.

Friendly gut bacteria help to attack malaria
Friendly bacteria in the human gut can trigger a natural immune response against malaria, say researchers.

Preventing Eye Problems After Weight-Loss Surgery
Weight-loss surgery patients who don't take prescribed vitamin and mineral supplements could put themselves at risk for vision problems, a new study says.

The intestinal immune system controls the body weight
A group of UCL researchers identified an unsuspected mechanism impacting the development of obesity and diabetes type 2 after following a diet with a high dose of fat nutrition

Study: How Red Wine Prevents Alcohol-Related Cancer
An article published in the November issue of the journal Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology shows that the chemical resveratrol found in grape skins and in red wine may prevent cancer as well

Lack of Vitamin D can lead to depression
Vitamin D deficiency is not just harmful to physical health, it may also affect mental health, says a team of researchers who have found a link between seasonal depression and a lack of sunlight.

Midlife Diabetes Linked to Memory Problems Later
A midlife diagnosis of diabetes or prediabetes may raise the risk of memory and thinking problems over the next 20 years, new research suggests.

Herbal Berberine Boosts Brown Fat Activity
The naturally occurring plant alkaloid berberine, used in many Chinese herbal medicines, was found to increase energy expenditures in rodents by increasing brown fat activity.

Medium amount of physical activity can lower risk of Parkinson’s
The study, which is being published online in the journal Brain, followed 43,368 individuals in Sweden during a 12 year period.

Yogurt may reduce type 2 diabetes risk
A new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers found that higher consumption of yogurt was associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.

Study reaffirms need for folic acid well before conception
Taking folic acid before conception significantly reduces the risk of small for gestational age (SGA) at birth, but despite the benefits there are still thousands who opt against following the recommendation.

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