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Higher chocolate consumption associated with lower levels of total fat—fat deposits all over the body—and central—abdominal—fat, independently of whether or not subjects are physically active, and of their diet

Scientists at the University of Granada have disproved the old idea that chocolate is fattening, in a study reported this week in Nutrition   The study—possibly the most comprehensive to date—included 1458 European adolescents aged between 12 and 17 years… Read More ›

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… Read More ›

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… Read More ›

Study links breast cancer risk to early-life diet and metabolic syndrome: ” totally independent of the body’s production of the hormone estrogen”

Contact: Patricia Bailey pjbailey@ucdavis.edu 530-752-9843 University of California – Davis Striking new evidence suggesting that diet and related factors early in life can boost the risk for breast cancer — totally independent of the body’s production of the hormone estrogen… Read More ›