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Protein can cut progression of both inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer: Study

A new study finds that altering the shape of a protein can significantly reduce the progression of inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer. According to researchers, modifying the shape of IRAK-M, a protein that controls inflammation, can significantly reduce the clinical progression of both diseases in pre-clinical animal models. The findings appeared in the eBioMedicine journal. “When we tested mice with the altered IRAK-M protein, they had less inflammation overall and remarkably less cancer,” said Coy Allen from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. The next step, he said, will…

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Glucose may cut induced labour duration in childbirth

Administering glucosesupplements to women during childbirth, especially for the first birth, may shorten the labour time, researchers say. A prolonged labour, or a failure to progress, is a labour that takes more than 20 hours for first-time mothers and more than 14 hours for mothers who have given birth before. A prolonged labour is not only defined by the duration, it is regarded as prolonged but, when cervical dilation takes place at less than 1 centimetre per hour. Prolonged labour can be harmful to maternal and foetal health. According to…

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Weight-Lifting Exercises May Cut Risks of Heart Disease, Diabetes

Your new year resolution of hitting the gym to indulge in some weight lifting exercises may not only help you tone those muscles, but also lower the risk of cardiovascular disease as well as Type 2 diabetes, researchers say. The findings showed that resistance-based interval training exercise – a simple leg exercises, involving weights — improved blood vessel function of individuals with and without diabetes. “Individuals with Type 2 diabetes are up to four times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those without,” said Jonathan Little, Assistant Professor at…

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High-Fiber Diet May Help Cut Inflammation Caused by Gout

Gout is a metabolic disease in which monosodium urate crystals of uric acid — a waste product in the blood — form in the body’s tissues or joints, causing inflammation and pain. The study found that the action of gut bacteria, influenced by different types of food, can affect inflammation in the body. A recently published research suggests that eating a diet high in fibre may significantly induce the action of gut bacteria to help reduce inflammation associated with gout. It can possibly help the treatment of arthritis, researchers found….

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Want to Lose Weight? Cut These 5 Things Out of Your Diet This Second

Losing weight can be tough. You want to slim down, but unless you have the stamina to dedicate the next few months to your body, you’ll also want to maintain a social life, which means cocktails after work and an occasional slice of pizza late at night. Most of us wake up, look at ourselves in the mirror, and decide that it’s time to make a change and lose weight. That change typically means better eating and more regular workouts, but it isn’t foolproof. There will be days when things…

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Paleo-Type Diets May Cut Diabetes and Heart Disease Risk

The consumption of a paleolithic-type diet by obese women can help them lose weight and lower their future risk of diabetes and heart disease, says a new research. A typical Paleolithic diet includes lean meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts and berries, with rapeseed, olive oil and avocado as additional fat sources. It excludes dairy products, cereals, added salt and refined fats and sugar. “Eating a Paleolithic-type diet without calorie restriction significantly improved the fatty acid profile associated with insulin sensitivity, and it reduced abdominal adiposity and body weight in…

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