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Exercise Reduces Inflammation

...tness, emotional stress and body composition (bone density and body fat). Blood samples also were drawn to measure CRP levels. The major criterion we were looking at was their fitness level, Vieira said. A strength of our study is that we have very good data on their fitness levels. And while other studi...

Tumor Blood Flow can Improve Chemotherapy

...he researchers showed that bevacizumab reduced the density of the tumors vasculature to less than 30 percent of that in untreated tumors within seven days, accompanied by a significant decrease in pressure in the tumor caused by fluid passing through from the blood vessels. The remaining, normalized vascul...

Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma Shows Steady Increase

... race. Incidence is correlated with high physician density and several indexes of socioeconomic status such as median family income, percentage of the population with a bachelors degree or higher and median home value, the authors write. These geographic differences in incidence may be related, to some deg...

Asia Must Overcome HIV Stigma, Say Research Chiefs

...uld climb to 40 million by 2010. "The population density in Asia is so great, with countries like India and China that have a billion people each, that infection rates just have to track up a few percentage points and you're potentially looking at a catastrophe," Fauci told AFP. Cooper, the co-chair of t...

Premature Vascular and Bone Changes Occur in COPD Patients

...asurement of arterial stiffness, took bone mineral density tests of their spine and hips, and had their blood... of the study: The authors found that bone mineral density was lower in patients with COPD than in control subjects. Among the patients with COPD, 32 percent h...

Bone Health Protection by Dietary Calcium

...orosis. Calcium consumption can help maintain bone density by preventing the body from stealing the calcium i...eers' daily calcium intake, we tested bone mineral density and urinary concentrations of estrogen metabolites." The researchers found that the women could be...

Smoking Hampers Healing of the Ligament

...years. An earlier study found an increase in cell density and in gene activity to produce type I collagen in...L repair. In mice exposed to cigarette smoke, cell density was lower and type I collagen gene expression was reduced. "Our studies also have shown a decrease...

Cigarette Smoking Delays Ligament Healing

...ears. An earlier study found an increase in cell density and in gene activity to produce type I collagen in...L repair. In mice exposed to cigarette smoke, cell density was lower and type I collagen gene expression was reduced. "Our studies also have shown a decrease...

Estrogen Therapy Protects Against Fading Mental Powers: Study

... cognitive tasks. The treated monkeys had a higher density of synaptic spines than the untreated animals. T...ad author on the paper. Morrison said the higher density of spines seen in the brains of the animals treated with hormones suggests that estrogen allows for ...

Common Antidepressants Linked to Increased Bone Loss in Older Adults

...e often prescribed to the elderly, may affect bone density and the risk of fracture. The first study was co...later, researchers measured women's total hip bone density and also that of two subregions. At each visit, the participants were asked to bring in all the me...

Researchers Find Way to Safely Store Hydrogen for Use in Future Cars

... energy than hydrocarbon fuels, its incredibly low density makes it difficult to store it in sufficient quant...s both expensive and potentially dangerous. With a density of just one tenth that of water, it would be necessary to store four times the volume of liquid to m...

Fine Particulate Matter from Traffic may Reduce Unborn Babies Birth Weight

...distance of each home from streets, the population density near the home as well as the fluctuations in the concentration of the air pollutants over time during the pregnancies. Using a detailed questionnaire, the study authors could unravel the influence of air pollutants from that of other factors known ...

Antidepressents may Lower Bone Density in Older People

...raising the possibility that SSRIs may affect bone density and the risk of fracture. SSRIs account for about ... later, researchers measured womens total hip bone density and also that of two subregions. At each visit, the participants were asked to bring in all the me...

Calcium Rich Food Strengthen Bones Better Than Pills

...e that causes progressive reduction of the mineral density of bones, leading to fractures. It affects million...l. The scientists then tested their bone mineral density and urine for levels of oestrogen, a female hormone produced by the ovaries. The women were then s...

Bird Flu Risk Still Running High in Egypt, Indonesia, WHO Says

...itions in Egypt," Domenech added. "There is a high density and a lot of contacts." "The H5N1 virus is not stable and keeps constantly changing," Domenech warned. "On one occasion in China last year a new virus strain appeared with different immunologic characteristics which made it necessary to modify th...

Study to Investigate Gene's Effect on Bone Loss in Breast Cancer Patients

... treatment. Participants will receive free bone density scans and will be tested for blood markers that indicate bone turnover. Each volunteer will be genotyped for CYP19 variants to investigate any link between genetic profile and bone loss....

Cutting Calories, Not Exercise, Plays Bigger Role In Maintaining Weight Loss

...primarily by sticking to a low calorie, low energy density diet. Our results show that individuals who succ...ght consume fewer calories and have a lower energy density dietary pattern than those who do not maintain body weight, said Jamy Ard, M.D., assistant professor...

7 Common Myths About Osteoporosis

... of aging FACT: It is a fact that you lose bone density with aging, agrees Douyon. But you should continue...ly in life, says Douyon. Your bones begin building density from infancy through young adulthood. Most people have reached maximum bone density by age 35. If ma...

Estrogen is Important for Bone Health in Men as Well as Women

...metabolites are a strong predictor of bone mineral density in the men they studied. Testing hormone levels and bone density as measured by DXA (dual X-ray absorptiometry) scans in 61 men age 50 or older, the researchers saw ...

One Pill may Be Better Than Two for Treating Patients With High Blood Pressure

...disease, including abnormal ratio of total-to-high density lipoprotein (HDL the 'good' cholesterol), previous stroke, male gender, 55 years or older and smoking. In ASCOT-LLA, researchers examined 10,305 patients with high blood pressure and additional risk factors for heart disease with lowto-moderate ch...

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