Study reveals how UV exposure and ethnicity impact vitamin D levels, calling for tailored supplementation guidelines
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 Olive oil – 7 grams per day may keep the dementia away!Olive oil – 7 grams per day may keep the dementia away!
 
A large-scale study published in JAMA Network Open shows that daily consumption of seven or more grams of olive oil can reduce dementia-related mortality by 28% among American adults, underscoring the role of dietary habits in managing age-related cognitive decline.
 
 
 Study reveals how UV exposure and ethnicity impact vitamin D levels, calling for tailored supplementation guidelinesStudy reveals how UV exposure and ethnicity impact vitamin D levels, calling for tailored supplementation guidelines
 
A study in "Clinical Nutrition" reveals the complex interactions of UVB exposure, supplements, and ethnicity on vitamin D levels, underscoring the need for personalized supplementation guidelines based on demographic factors.
 
   APOE4 gene linked to early onset Alzheimer's, target for therapeutic interventionAPOE4 gene linked to early onset Alzheimer's, target for therapeutic intervention
 
A study published in Nature Medicine delineates how APOE4 homozygosity distinctly accelerates Alzheimer's disease pathology and biomarkers from the age of 55, suggesting a unique form of the disease and a potential focus for targeted therapies.
 
   Women’s health in the UK stagnates while other countries progressWomen’s health in the UK stagnates while other countries progress
 
Latest data emphasises health gaps and the need for improvements in women’s health, particularly in preventive, emotional and pregnancy care.
 
   Measles vaccine more likely to be completely ineffective in children born by C-sectionMeasles vaccine more likely to be completely ineffective in children born by C-section
 
A study by the University of Cambridge, UK, and Fudan University, China, has found that a single dose of the measles jab is up to 2.6 times more likely to be completely ineffective in children born by C-section, compared to those born naturally.
 
 Superagers' brains resist age-related decline, study finds
 
Superagers' brains resist age-related decline, study findsResearchers explored brain white matter integrity in superagers, older adults with exceptional cognitive abilities, finding that while overall white matter health showed no significant differences, superagers displayed superior microstructure in frontal regions, potentially explaining their resistance to cognitive decline.
 
 
 Hemp seed protein shows promise in lowering blood pressure
 
Hemp seed protein shows promise in lowering blood pressureA study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that hemp seed protein and its bioactive peptide can significantly lower blood pressure in mildly hypertensive adults, offering a potential dietary intervention for managing hypertension.
 
 
 Study identifies strong link between red, processed meat intake and severe kidney damage in diabetic women
 
Study identifies strong link between red, processed meat intake and severe kidney damage in diabetic womenThe link between red, processed, and white meat consumption and the likelihood of developing kidney damage and diabetic nephropathy.
 
 
 Long-term Finnish study explores the association between premature menopause and mortality
 
Long-term Finnish study explores the association between premature menopause and mortalityWomen who enter menopause before the age of 40 are more likely to die young, but may lower their risk with hormone therapy, according to research presented at the 26th European Congress of Endocrinology in Stockholm.
 
 
 Study examines how pregnancy shapes perception and identity
 
Study examines how pregnancy shapes perception and identityStudy finds that first-time pregnancy is associated with increased body agency and visibility, alongside a decrease in the accuracy of learning new associations, indicating significant shifts in self-representation and cognitive processing during pregnancy.
 
 
 Ketogenic diet boosts mental health: Study reveals reduced stress and improved mood
 
Ketogenic diet boosts mental health: Study reveals reduced stress and improved moodA recent study in Nutrition by Northumbria University explored how adherence to a ketogenic diet affects mental health in the general population, finding improvements in calmness, contentedness, alertness, and overall emotional well-being.
 
 
 Western diet linked to chronic diseases by gut microbiota disruption
 
Western diet linked to chronic diseases by gut microbiota disruptionThe Western diet disrupts gut microbiota and gut barrier function, increasing the risk of non-communicable chronic diseases through chronic low-grade inflammation.
 
 
 Climate change threatens health in Europe: Urgent action needed to protect vulnerable populations
 
Climate change threatens health in Europe: Urgent action needed to protect vulnerable populationsA recent report in The Lancet Public Health details how climate change affects human health in Europe through 42 indicators, emphasizing the urgency of climate action to protect vulnerable populations and address health inequalities. The report highlights the significant health risks and the need for equitable interventions.
 
 
 Higher cardiorespiratory fitness levels linked to dramatically lower mortality and disease risks, study finds
 
Higher cardiorespiratory fitness levels linked to dramatically lower mortality and disease risks, study findsA study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, aggregating over 20.9 million observations, shows cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) as a consistent predictor of reduced morbidity and mortality across various health outcomes in adults.
 
 
 Chemotherapy linked to physical decline in older women with high-risk breast cancer
 
Chemotherapy linked to physical decline in older women with high-risk breast cancerA UCLA-led study suggests women who are 65 years old or older with high-risk breast cancer and are treated with chemotherapy are more likely to develop a substantial decline in physical function.
 
 
 FDA-approved TIVDAK®: Targeting tissue factor in cervical cancer
 
FDA-approved TIVDAK®: Targeting tissue factor in cervical cancerOn April 29th, 2024, the U.S. FDA granted full approval for Seagen Inc.'s TIVDAK® (tisotumab vedotin) targeting tissue factor (TF) for the treatment of patients with recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer who have progressed on or after chemotherapy. This marks a significant advancement in the therapeutic landscape for cervical cancer, highlighting the potential of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) in oncology.
 
 
 Placental DNA methylation patterns altered by pregnancy air pollution exposure, research reveals
 
Placental DNA methylation patterns altered by pregnancy air pollution exposure, research revealsThe relationship between prenatal air pollutant exposure concentrations and changes in placental deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) methylation.
 
 
 Diet and gut microbiota: how what you eat shapes your gut health
 
Diet and gut microbiota: how what you eat shapes your gut healthA systematic review published in Gut Microbes found that diet patterns, nutrients, bioactive compounds, and food additives influence gut microbiota. However, the associations were dominated by routinely analyzed nutrients rather than microbiota-relevant nutrients
 
 
 Education boosts well-being, but intelligence can bring you down, study suggests
 
Education boosts well-being, but intelligence can bring you down, study suggestsStudy explores causal relationships between educational attainment, intelligence, and well-being, revealing that while education positively impacts well-being, higher intelligence may have a negative effect.
 
 
 Heightened risk of adverse neonatal outcomes from prenatal exposure to both cannabis and nicotine
 
Heightened risk of adverse neonatal outcomes from prenatal exposure to both cannabis and nicotineA recent JAMA Network Open study found that combined prenatal use of nicotine and cannabis significantly increases risks for adverse perinatal outcomes, such as higher rates of hypertensive disease, preterm delivery, and elevated infant mortality compared to using neither or only one substance.