• High-frequency basal cell carcinoma may signal increased risk for other cancers

    10 days ago - By Healio

    Patients with frequent cases of basal cell carcinoma appeared to be at three times greater risk for developing other unrelated cancers, including blood, breast, colon and prostate cancers, according to study findings.
    “We are hopeful that this finding could be one way to identify people at an increased risk for a life-threatening malignancy before those cancers develop,” Kavita Sarin, MD, PhD, dermatologist and assistant professor of dermatology at Stanford University Medical Center, said in a press release.
    Investigators sought to assess whether 61 patients (mean age, 68.9 years;
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  • Food consumption during Christmas holiday may increase hypercholesterolemia risk

    10 days ago - By Healio

    The levels of total cholesterol and LDL and the risk for hypercholesterolemia both increase after Christmas, according to findings published in Athersclerosis.
    “Our study shows strong indications that cholesterol levels are influenced by the fatty food we consume when celebrating Christmas. The fact that so many people have high cholesterol readings straight after the Christmas holiday is very surprising,” Anne Langsted, MD, from the department of clinical biochemistry and the Copenhagen General Population Study at Herlev and Gentofte Hospital and Copenhagen University Hospital in
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