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High-cholesterol diet causes tumours to form 100 times faster

High-cholesterol diet causes tumours to form 100 times faster

High-cholesterol¬†diets send cancer cells into overdrive and cause tumours to grow 100 times faster, according to new research. Scientists have shown for the first time the mechanism which means fatty cholesterol significantly increases the risk of colon cancers, opening the door for new drugs which could prevent this. As well as looking at ways this cancer-boosting¬†pathway could be blocked,¬†researchers from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) who made the discovery are investigating whether other forms of cancer are also sent…

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Nitric Oxide: The New Hero of Human Biology

Nitric Oxide: The New Hero of Human Biology

Twenty minutes on a treadmill will certainly help you fit into that one-size-too-small dress. But new research suggests that exercise may also help increase the production of nitric oxide, a substance that does a variety of important jobs in the body, perhaps none more valuable than to help prevent heart disease. “Nitric oxide does a variety of jobs,” explains Dr. Jason Allen of Duke University. “It tends to be antiatherogenic, which means that it helps prevent your arteries from becoming…

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