Oncology & Cancer

Dairy products linked to increased risk of cancer

Overall evidence to date on whether eating dairy products affects the risk of cancer has been inconsistent. Studies on Western populations indicate that dairy products may be associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancer ...

Overweight & Obesity

New study sheds light on weight gain during the COVID-19 quarantine

More Americans weighed in as obese during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic than in the previous year. A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, presents evidence from a large, nationally representative ...

Neuroscience

Modifiable risk factors tied to MS diagnosis, neurodegeneration

Smoking is associated with higher odds of being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), and high alcohol intake is associated with retinal features indicative of more severe neurodegeneration in individuals with MS, according ...

Medical research

Treatment keeps alcoholic monkeys from drinking as much

A hormone produced by the liver called fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) suppresses alcohol consumption in primates, finds a study published February 1 in the journal Cell Metabolism. Vervet monkeys with a strong preference ...

Ophthalmology

Smoking, alcohol intake tied to age-related macular degeneration

(HealthDay)—Genetically predicted smoking initiation and lifetime smoking are associated with elevated risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD), while genetically predicted alcohol intake is associated with ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Drinking alcohol is linked to reduced chances of pregnancy

A study of the associations between drinking alcohol and the chances of becoming pregnant suggests that women who want to conceive should avoid heavy drinking. In the second half of menstrual cycle even moderate drinking ...

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