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Common heart condition linked to 45% higher risk of cognitive decline

Posted in Highlights from UCL, Medicine, Science on 26th Oct, 2023
by Alex Muller

University College London researchers looked at 4.3 million individuals on the UK's primary electronic health record to identify 233,833 people with the common heart condition atrial fibrillation and 233,747 without it.

Link between fruits, veggies & microbiome confirmed for the first time

Posted in Science on 26th Oct, 2023
by Alex Muller

In addition to highlighting the importance of fruits and vegetables as a natural source of microbiota, the researchers say that their findings also highlight the importance of employing good agricultural practices.

Mediterranean diet intervention may not improve breast cancer prognosis in high-risk patients

Posted in Medicine on 20th Oct, 2023
by Alex Muller

The consumption of the Mediterranean diet in combination with phytoestrogen does not appear to reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence among high-risk women. However, a better prognosis of breast cancer has been observed among women with higher compliance with dietary recommendations.

New funding for research investigating how breast cancer resists hormone therapy

Posted in Medicine on 20th Oct, 2023
by Alex Muller

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/248575/new-funding-research-investigating-breast-cancer/

Better treatment pathway for pancreatic cancer ‘could save thousands of lives’

Posted in Medicine on 19th Oct, 2023
by Alex Muller

Modelling carried out by the charity found its proposed care pathway would increase survival rates among pancreatic cancer patients from 7.1% to 10.4% by 2028.