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New Clues to How Exercise May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Physical activity lowers estrogen levels in older women, study says By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) — Older women who are physically active have lower levels of estrogen and its breakdown products in their bodies, according to a new study, perhaps explaining why exercise may reduce breast cancer risk. Researchers have long…

Could Coffee Bean Extract Help Control Blood Sugar?

Small study suggests supplement might help, but diabetes expert is skeptical By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) — A natural extract from unroasted coffee beans may be a tool in fighting the uncontrolled blood sugar levels characteristic of diabetes, a small, preliminary new study suggests. Research done in India on normal-weight participants…

Better School Lunches May Lead to Slimmer Students

Obesity less likely when kids had discounted or free meals with higher nutritional value, study finds By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) — Although students who get free or discounted lunches through federal programs are more likely to be obese than students who don’t, kids in states that set higher standards for…

Study Locates More Obesity Genes

Findings shed light on overlap between extreme obesity and mild overweight, researcher says SUNDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) — New gene locations linked to obesity have been pinpointed in a large study by an international team of researchers. The team examined data from more than 260,000 people and identified seven new gene locations tied to…

Compound in Red Meat, Energy Drinks May Have Heart Disease Link

Gut bacteria break down carnitine into another substance that damages blood vessels, study finds SUNDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) — A compound found in red meat and added as a supplement to popular energy drinks promotes hardening and clogging of the arteries, otherwise known as atherosclerosis, a new study suggests. Researchers say that bacteria in…