BMC Medicine

DDT and obesity linked in new study

Washington State University researchers say ancestral exposures to environmental compounds like the insecticide DDT may be a factor in high rates of obesity. The finding comes as DDT is getting a second look ...

Oct 22, 2013
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Diabetes: We are in it together

Living in a household implies sharing duties and responsibilities but it could also imply sharing your diabetes. A research team from the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) has shown, through combined analyses of several ...

Jan 23, 2014
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Married women less likely to die from heart disease

(Medical Xpress)—Married women are 28% less likely to die from heart disease than unmarried women, a new study has found. This is despite the fact that marriage makes no difference to women's chances of ...

Mar 13, 2014
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A wine a day associated with lower risk of depression

Drinking wine in moderation may be associated with a lower risk of developing depression, according to research published in Biomed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine. The reported findings by the ...

Aug 30, 2013
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Body Mass Index and coronary heart disease

Coronary heart disease (CHD) increases with BMI, as well as with age, finds an article published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine. The research from the Million Women Study indicates that increased weight ...

Apr 01, 2013
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