Risk factors provide targets for preventing Alzheimer disease

Ten risk factors should be targeted to prevent Alzheimer disease, according to a review published online July 20 in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. Jin-Tai Yu, M.D., Ph.D., from Shanghai Medical College at Fudan University, and colleagues conducted a systematic literature review to identify prospective studies evaluating the prevention of Alzheimer disease. The […]

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Caleb Brantley becomes first player to take “high-risk” opt out

Washington defensive lineman Caleb Brantley has become the first NFL player to take the “high-risk” opt out, according to the NFL transactions report. Five other players — Cowboys cornerback Maurice Canady, Seahawks offensive lineman Chance Warmack, Ravens returner De’Anthony Thomas, Patriots fullback Danny Vitale and Chiefs guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif — are voluntarily opting out of […]

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Study challenges idea that lower BMI shields smokers from fat-associated health risks

Some smokers might rationalize continuing to smoke because of lower body weight often associated with the habit. However, Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have determined that even with a lower body mass index (BMI), smokers have a higher risk of depositing fat in and around organs and tissues compared to those who never smoked. This […]

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