Cholesterol :: MIT links gene to cholesterol

MIT researchers have discovered a link between a gene believed to promote long lifespan and a pathway that flushes cholesterol from the body. The finding could help researchers create drugs that lower the risk of diseases associated with high cholesterol, including atherosclerosis (clogged arteries) and Alzheimer’s disease.

Breast Cancer :: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 2007, US

A Proclamation by George W. Bush, the President of the United States of America. He called upon Government officials, businesses, communities, health care professionals, educators, volunteers, and the people of the United States to continue Nation’s strong commitment to preventing, treating, and ultimately curing breast cancer.

Diet :: UK failing to eat 5 a day

Nearly two thirds of people across the UK are failing to eat the recommended five daily portions of fruit and vegetables – according to research released today.

Healthy :: Healthy living

You know the basics of living a healthy lifestyle. Eat right. Visit your doctor regularly. Don?t be a couch potato. But there are some health hazards that are easy to miss?even though you deal with them every day.

Smoking :: Girls who begin dieting twice as likely to start smoking

Starting to diet seems to double the odds a teenage girl will begin smoking, a University of Florida study has found. UF researchers, who analyzed the dieting and smoking practices of 8,000 adolescents, did not find the same link in boys, who were also less likely than girls to diet, according to findings released Friday in the American Journal of Health Promotion.

Obesity :: Infertility & obesity link explored

Obesity has long been thought to be a major factor in couples’ inability to conceive, but a University of Adelaide researcher has discovered scientific evidence that obesity affects women’s eggs.

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