Prolonged stressful situations can enhance risk of heart disease
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  December 12, 2017  
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 Prolonged stressful situations can enhance risk of heart diseaseProlonged stressful situations can enhance risk of heart disease
 
Thousands of Americans are stressed out as they recover from the various natural disasters that shook our country recently. Unfortunately, when people are in these situations the last thing they think about is their health.
 
 
 Parental lifespan genes could pave way for new therapeutic targets to prolong lifeParental lifespan genes could pave way for new therapeutic targets to prolong life
 
A large-scale international study led by the University of Exeter Medical School has discovered new genes linked to parents' lifespan - which could one day be targeted to help prolong human life.
 
   Death receptors in the blood can help measure risk of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetesDeath receptors in the blood can help measure risk of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes
 
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have found that the presence of death receptors in the blood can be used to directly measure the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes.
 
   Genetics may affect how the body responds to a particular dietGenetics may affect how the body responds to a particular diet
 
We can add one more thing to the list of traits affected by genetics: how our bodies respond to a particular diet.
 
   Research suggests general mechanism by which dietary fats affect cellular physiologyResearch suggests general mechanism by which dietary fats affect cellular physiology
 
You are what you eat when it comes to fat, report scientists from McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in the journal Science Advances.
 
 Research findings offer path for drug discovery to treat hyperaldosteronism
 
Research findings offer path for drug discovery to treat hyperaldosteronismA new study led by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, in collaboration with researchers at Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, part of the National Institutes of Health, identifies a mechanism that explains the development of hyperaldosteronism.
 
 
 Large-scale study expands number of genetic markers linked to exceptional longevity
 
Large-scale study expands number of genetic markers linked to exceptional longevityA new large-scale international study expands the number of genetic markers now known to be associated with exceptional longevity.
 
 
 Study reveals link of male-pattern baldness and premature graying with early heart disease
 
Study reveals link of male-pattern baldness and premature graying with early heart diseaseNew research presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India (CSI) indicated that premature greying and male-pattern baldness are linked to a greater than fivefold risk of heart disease before the age of 40. The study also suggested obesity is linked to a fourfold risk of early heart disease.