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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

2/17/15 Health News: Smoking thins vital part of brain--Dietary advice on Fats Wrong--Sseafood associated autoimmune disease-- Changing stem cell structure help fight obesity

Smoking thins vital part of brain A major study shows new evidence that long-term smoking could cause thinning of the brain's cortex. The cortex is the outer layer of the brain in which critical cognitive functions such as memory, language and perception take place  Continue reading
Historic US and UK dietary advice on fats 'should not have been introduced' National dietary advice on fat consumption issued to millions of US and UK citizens in 1977 and 1983, to cut coronary heart disease incidence, lacked any solid trial evidence to back it up, Continue reading
Women with a pregnancy history of spontaneous preterm delivery found at higher risk of cardiovascular diseases
A history of spontaneous preterm delivery appears to double a woman's risk of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. Continue Reading
Exposure to mercury, seafood associated with risk factor for autoimmune disease
One of the greatest risk factors for autoimmunity among women of childbearing age may be associated with exposure to mercury such as through seafood. Mercury -- even at low levels generally considered safe -- was associated with autoimmunity. Continue Reading
Changing stem cell structure may help fight obesity
Scientists have found that reducing the size of tiny hair like structures on stem cells stops them turning into fat. The discovery could be used to develop a way of preventing obesity Continue Reading

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