• New research reveals a mitochondrial gene that protects against Alzheimer's disease

    2 monthes ago - By ScienceDaily

    A previously unknown genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias has been uncovered in a new study, which provides insights on how diseases of aging might one day be treated and prevented.
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  • Height may predict risk for varicose veins

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    Nicholas J. Leeper
    Genes that determine height may also play a role in the formation of varicose veins, with taller people at greater risk for developing the condition, according to a study published in Circulation.
    “This study is the largest study ever conducted aimed at identifying the root causes of varicose vein disease, including data on almost half a million individuals,” Nicholas J. Leeper, MD, associate professor of cardiovascular medicine and vascular surgery and chief of vascular medicine at Stanford University, told Cardiology Today. “It included a large genetic
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  • Vitamin D deficiency increases risk for metabolic syndrome in Chinese youths

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    Adolescents and young adults with vitamin D deficiency are nearly 2.5 times more likely to have metabolic syndrome vs. those without vitamin D deficiency, according to findings from an ongoing study of participants in China.
    “Due to increased sedentary lifestyle, it has been suggested that vitamin D deficiency is more common in young populations, even among those with abundant sun exposure,” Steven M. Willi, MD, associate professor of pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and colleagues wrote in the study background. “Nonetheless, the relationship
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  • The taller you are the more likely you are to suffer from varicose veins

    The taller you are the more likely you are to suffer from varicose veins

    2 monthes ago - By Daily Mail

    Study of more than 490,000 people by Stanford University found that the genes that code for height may also cause valves in veins to break down. This might allow blood to flow back.
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  • Genes predicting person's height may provide clues about causes of varicose veins

    2 monthes ago - By News Medical

    A person's height and certain genes that predict height are associated with varicose veins and may provide clues about what causes this condition and ways to prevent and treat it, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.
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  • Children of Mothers Who Use Marijuana are More Likely to Try it at a Younger Age

    Children of Mothers Who Use Marijuana are More Likely to Try it at a Younger Age

    2 monthes ago - By Medindia Health

    Children are more likely to use drugs at an earlier stage if their mothers use marijuana, finds a new study.
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  • New study finds height as possible risk factor for developing varicose veins

    2 monthes ago - By News Medical

    The taller you are, the more likely you are to develop varicose veins, according to a study led by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers that examined the genes of more than 400,000 people in search of clues to what causes this common but little understood condition.
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