Health

Aldehydes dominant carcinogen in tobacco smoke

(HealthDay)—Aldehydes are the major carcinogens in tobacco smoke, according to a study published online June 18 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Genetics

New study shows promise of gene therapy to treat alcoholism

Researchers used gene transfer to block the expression of one of the two main enzymes that break down alcohol in the liver, leading to the accumulation in liver cells of acetaldehyde, a metabolic byproduct of ethanol. The ...

Health

Is it bad for your health to eat food fried in olive oil?

It recently has been suggested that using vegetable oils to fry food may be bad for your health due to the production of toxic chemicals called aldehydes during the heating process. Aldehydes are simple organic structures ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Even light drinkers should watch for fatty liver disease

People who have reduced enzyme activity to breakdown active aldehyde, i.e., those who become easily inebriated, are more likely to develop fatty liver disease even if they do not drink alcohol. This discovery was made by ...

Inflammatory disorders

New drug promises relief for inflammatory pain

Pain from inflammation sidelines thousands of Americans each year. Many face a tough choice: deal with the pain, take a potentially addictive opioid or use a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that may increase risk for ...

Health

Beef sold in Zambia contained harmful chemical: govt

Beef products imported from Europe and distributed in Zambia by leading meat company Zambeef have tested positive for aromatic aldehyde, a chemical which can cause cancer, the health minister said Friday.

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