Author Archives: Armen

Alzheimer’s early diagnostics by eye tests and smell detecting aptitude check

According to the results of four research trials presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in Copenhagen, a decreased ability to identify odors might indicate the development of Alzheimer’s disease, while examinations of the eye could indicate the build-up … Continue reading

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Higher blood levels of vitamin D are associated with a reduced risk of cancer

A report published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition by Dr. Ting-Yuan David Cheng and colleagues from the Public Health Sciences Division demonstrates that increased vitamin D intake is associated with a lower lung cancer risk in never-smoking persons. Lung … Continue reading

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Demand for a known anti-diabetic drug may grow

A new report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 29 million American adults have diabetes, and a quarter of them don’t even know it. That’s up from 26 million in 2010. Another 86 million — … Continue reading

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Anti-diabetic drug slows aging and lengthens lifespan

A study by Belgian researcher Wouter De Haes and his colleagues from the University of Leuven provides new evidence that metformin, the world’s most widely used anti-diabetic drug, slows aging and increases lifespan. The drug slows down the aging process by … Continue reading

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Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of premature death

A new study by the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at UC San Diego found that people who had less than 10 nanograms/milliliter of vitamin D in their blood were twice as likely to die over a nine-year period … Continue reading

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