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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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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Weight loss not always best strategy to enhance athletic fitness in young women

For young women seeking to improve their aerobic fitness and athletic performance, who are not overweight or obese, weight loss may be counterproductive, according to preliminary research to be presented July 27-30, 2020, at the American Heart Association’s virtual Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2020 Scientific Sessions. The meeting is a premier global exchange of the latest […]

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Alcohol abuse may raise risk of death in patients with abnormal heart rhythms

When patients under age 54 were hospitalized with abnormal heart rhythms, those who abused alcohol were 72% more likely to die before being discharged, according to preliminary research to be presented July 27-30, 2020, at the virtual American Heart Association’s Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2020 Scientific Sessions. The meeting is a premier global exchange of the […]

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Difference in a single gene may boost stress on heart from e-cigarettes in people of East Asian descent

A genetic difference in one gene common in people of East Asian descent may make them more susceptible to adverse responses to e-cigarettes, according to preliminary research to be presented July 27-30, 2020, at the American Heart Association’s virtual Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2020 Scientific Sessions. The meeting is a premier global exchange of the latest […]

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