Medical research

Obesity promotes virulence of influenza

Obesity promotes the virulence of the influenza virus, according to a study conducted in mice published in mBio, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The finding could explain, in part, why the ...

Health

Study: Higher sugar intake correlates to lower vitamin intake

The more sugar we eat, the less vitamins and minerals we consume, new findings from Lund University in Sweden show. However, the researchers behind the study do not believe that their results alone are enough to make changes ...

Cardiology

BMI over time beats genetics in predicting future obesity

The promise of genetic testing is charming doctors and patients who are eager to finally make a dent in rising obesity rates. After all, weighing too much is a risk factor for lots of chronic diseases and greatly affects ...

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