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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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Vitamin E may hurt lungs depending on its form

A new study by the Northwestern University shows different health effects of vitamin E depending on its form. The form of Vitamin E called gamma-tocopherol in the ubiquitous soybean, corn and canola oils is associated with decreased lung function in … Continue reading

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Study confirms that obesity is the primary cause of colon cancer

According to a study by the National Institutes of Health obesity causes changes in the colon that may lead to colorectal cancer. The finding supports the recommendation that calorie control and frequent exercise are not only key to a healthy lifestyle, but a … Continue reading

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Statins may protect against telomere shortening and slow human aging

Statins not only extend life by lowering cholesterol level and reducing the risks of cardiovascular disease: research suggests that they may extend lifespan as well. Specifically, statins may reduce the rate at which telomeres shorten, a key factor in the … Continue reading

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