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Eating soy foods can reduce side effects of breast cancer treatment
Consuming soy foods and cruciferous vegetables may be associated with a reduction in common side effects of breast cancer treatment in breast cancer survivors

Type 2 diabetes is not for life
Almost half of the patients with Type 2 diabetes supported by their GPs on a weight loss programme were able to reverse their diabetes in a year, a study has found.

Taurine lends hand to repair cells damaged in multiple sclerosis
New research suggests that administering taurine, a molecule naturally produced by human cells, could boost the effectiveness of current multiple sclerosis (MS) therapies

Study highlights the need for research into prevention of inflammatory bowel disease
Countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America have seen a rise in incidence of inflammatory bowel disease as they have become increasingly industrialised and westernised, a new study has found.

The human race has peaked
We may have reached our maximum limits for height, lifespan and physical performance; environmental changes, including climate change, could see these decrease

Lithium in water associated with slower rate of Alzheimer's disease deaths
Trace elements of lithium in drinking water can slow death rates from Alzheimer's disease, Brock University research has found.

Exercise changes gut microbial composition independent of diet, team reports
Two studies - one in mice and the other in human subjects - offer the first definitive evidence that exercise alone can change the composition of microbes in the gut.

Druglike molecules produced by gut bacteria can affect gut, immune health
Over the past 15 years, researchers have shown that the composition of a person's gut microbiome can alter their risk for all sorts of health problems, from diabetes and heart disease to allergies and depression.

ASU experts put gluten-free diets under the microscope
In short, the gluten-free diet's global rise in popularity is due to influential endorsements, clever marketing and wishful thinking, rather than scientific backing.

Weight loss and risk of death: Rheumatoid arthritis findings may have wider implications
patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other chronic conditions, where patients who are obese have a lower risk of death than those who weigh less.

Fish Oil Component Preconditions Vision Cells to Survive Future Injury or Disease
scientists discovered that a component of fish oil not only protects cells critical to vision from potentially lethal initial insults, but also from those that occur in the future.

Preventing psoriasis with vanillin
Oral Administration of Vanillin Improves Imiquimod-Induced Psoriatic Skin Inflammation in Mice"

Fecal transplant capsules as effective as colonoscopy in treating C. difficile
Study finds donor bacteria taken orally 96 per cent effective in treating the superbug.

Garlic Can Fight Chronic Infections
In a new study, researchers from the University of Copenhagen use a compound from garlic to destroy biofilm of resistant bacteria and make antibiotics work again.

Your Scale Isn't Giving You the Whole Picture
These findings suggest that moderate exercise combined with a Mediterranean/low carb diet may help reduce the amount of some fat deposits even if you don't lose significant weight as part of the effort

Thanksgiving Overeating Could Spell Kidney Problems
The body absorbs nutrients from the gut and then the liver metabolizes them. Whatever is left that can't be used by the body is excreted by the kidneys

Low-salt and heart-healthy dash diet as effective as drugs for some adults with high blood pressure
A study of more than 400 adults with prehypertension, or stage 1 high blood pressure, found that combining a low-salt diet with the heart-healthy DASH diet substantially lowers systolic blood pressure

Alcohol warning labels about cancer risk a Canadian first
Starting today, warning labels cautioning consumers about the link between alcohol use and an increased risk of breast and colon cancer will be applied to all bottles and cans sold at the Whitehorse liquor store.

Drinking three to four cups of coffee a day is associated with a lower risk of mortality and getting heart disease compared with drinking no coffee
Moderate coffee drinking is safe, and three to four cups a day may have some health benefits, according to a large review of studies, in the BMJ.

Cinnamon turns up the heat on fat cells
cinnamaldehyde improves metabolic health by acting directly on fat cells, or adipocytes, inducing them to start burning energy through a process called thermogenesis.

Maintaining sufficient vitamin D levels may help to prevent rheumatoid arthritis
The research also found that while Vitamin D can be effective at preventing the onset of inflammation, it is less effective once inflammatory disease is established because diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis leads to vitamin D insensitivity.

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