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Gut Bacteria Interact with Vitamin D Blood Levels

Gut Bacteria Interact with Vitamin D Blood Levels

It is important to realize that a University of California San Diego study group found how gut bacteria interact with vitamin D blood levels. Usually clinicians rely on 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25(OH)D) levels to assess whether patients are vitamin D deficient. However, this study found
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Hepatitis C Can Lead to Cirrhosis of the Liver

Hepatitis C Can Lead to Cirrhosis of the Liver

Hepatitis C is a common viral liver infection and hepatitis C can lead to cirrhosis of the liver. Recently a review article was published. Heavy alcohol abuse can also lead to chronic inflammation of liver cells. On the long term this leads to extensive scar tissue in the liver, calle
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Opioid Use Increased Various Causes Of Death

Opioid Use Increased Various Causes Of Death

“A meta-analysis published on Dec. 26, 2019 found that illicit opioid use increased various causes of death. This meta-analysis is based on 124 previously published studies. The results were published in JAMA Psychiatry. The study incorporated results from 28 countries. Opioids
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Not Drinking For One Month Has Lasting Effects

Not Drinking For One Month Has Lasting Effects

After excessive drinking during the holidays many join “Dry January”, experiencing that not drinking for one month has lasting effects. Although a sober January was introduced in Finland in 1942, the movement experienced a new rejuvenation in England under the name “Dry January” in 20
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Aerobic Exercise Against Alzheimer's

Aerobic Exercise Against Alzheimer’s

A 1-year randomized clinical trial showed aerobic exercise against Alzheimer’s is effective in preserving brain volume. Researchers assigned a total of 70 patients 55 and older with mild cognitive impairment to either a group that did regular aerobic exercises or a group that did stre
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Life Expectancy In The US Drops

Life Expectancy In The US Drops

The life expectancy in the US drops; but this is for the third year that it has gone down. Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains in this video that there are three factors that are mainly responsible for this: suicides have increased significantly; alcohol abuse has gone up resulting in the deadl
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Alcohol’s Second Hand Harms

Alcohol’s Second Hand Harms

A new study found that alcohol’s second hand harms have been under reported. Researchers reported about 8,750 adult men and women who they assessed in 2015 and questioned about incidences in the previous year. The researchers wanted to know the effects of the participants by the behav
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Even Small Amounts Of Processed Meat Pose A Risk

Even Small Amounts Of Processed Meat Pose A Risk

A recent study showed that even small amounts of processed meat pose a risk to develop colorectal cancer. The researchers published the study on April 17, 2019. Results of red and processed meat study Researchers observed 475,581 men and women were over 5.7 years. They diagnosed 2,609
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Weight Gain And Insulin Resistance

Weight Gain And Insulin Resistance

Dr. Pamela Smith talked about weight gain and insulin resistance. Her talk took place at the 26th Anti-Aging Conference of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine in Las Vegas (Dec. 13-15, 2018). Dr. Smith pointed out that 80% of the adult population in the US has blood sugar leve
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Alcohol Is Toxic To The Brain, Marijuana Not

Alcohol Is Toxic To The Brain, Marijuana Not

A new study from the University of Colorado, Boulder found that alcohol is toxic to the brain, marijuana not. Details of the study First of all, 853 adults aged between 18 and 55 years and 439 teenagers between the ages of 14 and 18 underwent brain MRI scans. Also, at the same time th
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