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Dietary Sugar May Promote Breast Cancer and Lung Metastasis

There’s probably little harm in having a sweet treat every now and then but the American diet has become so overloaded with sugar that the sweet stuff is difficult to avoid.  This overabundance of sugar in the daily food supply affects health, sometimes in catastrophic ways.  Excess weight, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and dental cavities have become more common as more and more suga ... more »
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Mesothelioma Linked to Rare BRCA1 Gene Mutation, Not Asbestos Exposure

At some point in the 1400s, a family built a home in Switzerland.  Today, roughly 600 years later, some of their descendants still live in that family home but others made their way to Germany and elsewhere.  In the early 1700s, a couple descending from this Swiss family immigrated from Germany to the United States, where life’s adventures scattered their descendants even farther. ... more »
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BRCA1 and BRCA2 Linked to 12 Different Cancer Types

Two genes -- BRCA1 and BRCA2 -- have been the subject of many health news stories in recent years because of their link to breast and ovarian cancers.  These genes are actually highly beneficial for keeping cancer at bay but when certain mutations occur or are inherited, the risk of cancer increases.  As research continues on the role these genetic mutations play in cancer development, mo ... more »
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Toxic Environment Raising Worldwide Male Reproductive Disorders Rate

The January 2016 issue of the journal, Physiological Reviews, carries a scientific review by a team of international fertility experts in which they link today's toxic environment to the rising rate of male reproductive disorders and infertility.  The review comes on the heels of a special communication published in early December by the International Federation of G ... more »

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