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Smoking and Obesity May Increase the Risk of Erectile Dysfunction
Published: 27/06/06
A prospective study by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has found that obesity and smoking are strongly associated with a greater risk of erectile dysfunction (ED). Meanwhile, regular physical activity appeared to have a significant impact on lowering the risk of ED. This is the first large-scale prospective study to examine the links between ED and smoking, obesity, alcohol and a sedentary lifestyle. The study will appear in the July 2006 issue of The Journal of Urology. (J Urol. 2006; 176:217-21).... full story


Pesticides Exposure Associated With Parkinson's Disease
Published: 26/06/06
In the first large-scale, prospective study to examine possible links between chronic, low-dose exposure to pesticides and Parkinson's disease (PD), researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have shown that individuals reporting exposure to pesticides had a 70 percent higher incidence of PD than those not reporting exposure. No increased risk of PD was found from reported exposure to other occupational hazards, including asbestos, coal or stone dust, chemicals, acids, or solvents. The study will appear in the July issue of Annals of Neurology (Ann Neurol. 2006; 60:197-203) and also appears online via Wiley Interscience ( Previous studies had suggested a link between PD and low-level exposure to pesticides, though the data remains inconclusive.... full story


Low Vitamin D Intake During Pregnancy Means Smaller Babies
Published: 02/05/06
Canadian researchers From McGill University found that pregnant women that do not get enough vitamin D in their diet produce smaller babies. As fortified milk is the main source of vitamin D in western diets, researchers looked at the amount of milk pregnant women drank to determine if there was a correlation.... full story


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Cholesterol lowering diet as useful as statins to reduce cholesterol
Published: 27/04/06
Eating four cholesterol-lowering foods each day can lower cholesterol as much as any medication given for lowering cholesterol. The only "side-effect" of the diet, which is rich in plant foods to provide sterols and other phytonutrients, was mild weight loss.... full story


High polyunsaturated fat and vitamin E intake may halve motor neurone disease risk
Published : 26/04/06
A high dietary intake of polyunsaturated fat and vitamin E seems to halve the risk of developing motor neurone disease, suggests research published ahead of print in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. Polyunsaturated fats include omega 3 found in certain vegetable oils and omega 6, found in fish and green leafy vegetables..... full story


Gene Variant Protects Against Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Hypertriglyceridemia
Published : 24/04/06
Press Release: A team of researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Channing Laboratory have discovered that a gene variant helps to prevent two of the worlds leading causes of death - heart disease and type 2 diabetes. The gene variant also helps to prevent another illness, hypertriglyceridemia, which is a condition that increases the chances of developing heart disease, obesity and pancreatitis ..... full story


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Ads for Unhealthy Foods May Explain Link Between Overweight Children and Television Viewing
Published: 20/04/06
Press Release: Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Children's Hospital Boston found that kids who spend more time watching television also eat more of the calorie-dense, low-nutrient foods advertised on television..... full story


Removing all Trans-fats from Foods has Significant Health Benefits
Published : 19/04/06
According to researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and Wageningen University, removing trans-fats from all pre-packaged and processed foods could potentially prevent tens of thousands of people dying from heart attacks and heart disease each year..... full story


New research links metabolism and appetite suppression, opening door to obesity treatments
Published: 13/04/06
A team led by a Canadian researcher has discovered a process by which a small protein acts directly within muscles to increase the body's metabolism to burn fat while simultaneously suppressing appetite. These findings suggest that the protein, known as the ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF), could play a key role as a weight loss agent..... full story


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Vitamin K deficiency linked to osteoarthritis
Published: 11/04/06
A recent study by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine, and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston and has shown a link between low levels of vitamin K and increased prevalence of hand and knee osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, which causes cartilage cushioning the joints to break down over time, leading to pain, stiffness and, often, limited mobility.... full story


Vitamin D and Congestive Heart Failure
Published: 10/04/06
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a chronic disease where the heart can no longer pump blood to the body effectively. CHF can be caused by any type of muscle disease, diabetes or any type of heart disease. A recent study completed by the university of Toronto, Canada showed that vitamin D supplementation helped to reduce inflammation and thus may be an effective treatment in managing CHF. The study also showed that vitamin D also has a positive effect on the immune system..... full story


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