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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

2/11/15 Health News: Microbes linked to type 1 diabetes ♦ Another reason to drink wine ♦ E-cigarette flavorings trigger lung cell stress ♦ A one-two punch against ovarian cancer

Microbiome linked to type 1 diabetes: Shift in microbiome species diversity prior to disease onset
In the largest longitudinal study of the microbiome to date, researchers have identified a connection between changes in gut microbiota and the onset of type 1 diabetes. The study, which followed infants who were genetically predisposed to the condition, found that onset for those who developed the disease was preceded by a drop in Continue Reading
Another reason to drink wine: It could help you burn fat, study suggests
Drinking red grape juice or wine -- in moderation -- could improve the health of overweight people by helping them burn fat better. The findings suggest that consuming dark-colored grapes, whether eating, drinking juice or wine, might help people better manage obesity and  metabolic disorders such as fatty liver. Continue Reading
E-cigarette vapors, flavorings, trigger lung cell stress
A new study shows that emissions from e-cigarette aerosols and flavorings damage lung cells by creating harmful free radicals and inflammation in lung tissue, suggesting that e-cigarettes are likely a toxic replacement for tobacco products. Continue Reading
A one-two punch against ovarian cancer

Only 1.3 percent of cancers diagnosed between 2004 and 2010 were cancers of the ovary, but fewer than half of these women survived for five years or more. Researchers have now studied a combination therapy developed to help women with ovarian cance .Continue Reading  

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