First comprehensive paper on statins’ adverse effects released: Benefits have not been found to exceed their risks in those over 70 or 75 years old, even those with heart disease

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Debra Kain ddkain@ucsd.edu 619-543-6163 University of California – San Diego Provides evidence for reported side effects including muscle and cognitive problems A paper co-authored by Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and director of UC San Diego’s…

BPA’s Real Threat May Be After It Has Metabolized: Chemical Found in Many Plastics Linked to Multiple Health Threats: “MBP has a 100-fold to 1,000-fold stronger bond to the estrogen receptor than BPA”

Contacts between the ends (red) of estradiol and the estrogen receptor are critical for biological activity. BPA is too short to have both contacts; MBP is longer and can mimic the sex hormone estradiol in the estrogen receptor. (Credit: Image courtesy of University of California, San Diego Health Sciences) ScienceDaily (Oct. 4, 2012) — Bisphenol…

Non-human molecules absorbed by eating red meat increase risk of food poisoning in humans: Neu5Gc

Contact: Debra Kain ddkain@ucsd.edu 619-543-6163 University of California – San Diego Eating red meat sets up target for disease-causing bacteria Non-human molecules absorbed by eating red meat increase risk of food poisoning in humans Offering another reason why eating red meat could be bad for you, an international research team, including University of California, San…

How toxic environmental chemical DBT affects the immune system: Dibutyltin (DBT)

2008 study posted for filing Contact: Debra Kain ddkain@ucsd.edu 619-543-6163 University of California – San Diego An international team of researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the University of Basel in Switzerland have issued a report on the mechanism of toxicity of a chemical compound called Dibutyltin (DBT). Their…