More than one in five people with heart disease aren't getting life-saving statin drugs despite guidelines saying they should, a new study shows.
Researchers looked at nearly 39,000 people who had experienced a heart attack or undergone heart surgery, and found about 8,600 people weren't prescribed the cholesterol-lowering medications.
Although there is still controversy over whether people should take statins to prevent heart attacks, research … full story
Proline, a simple amino acid that recurs at the centre of proteins found in tooth enamel, makes teeth stronger and more resilient, according to a new research.
University of Illinois-Chicago (UI-C) researchers compared proline repeats in amphibian and animal models and discovered that when the repeats are short, such as in frogs, teeth will not have the enamel prisms that are responsible for the strength of human enamel.
Conversely, when the proline … full story
Dietary protein reduces hunger and increases fullness in overweight men during weight loss programmes, a study says.
Diets “containing 18 to 35 percent of daily calorie intake from dietary protein, are associated with reductions in hunger and increased fullness throughout the day and into the evening hours,” said Heather Leidy, study author and professor in nutrition at the University of Missouri.
“In our study, the two groups ate either 25 or … full story
Scientists have identified a protein that halts growth of prostate cancer cells and even drives them to commit ’suicide’.
A drug that boosts levels of the protein, called FUS, could stop the disease from spreading, saving many of the thousands of lives claimed by the disease every year.
The breakthrough at Imperial College London, could also help doctors more accurately distinguish the more common, slower-growing forms of prostate cancer from the … full story
It is a well-known fact that indulging in aerobic sports activity like badminton gives multiple health benefits and promotes longevity.
In fact it has been found that playing badminton till you get an increase in heart rate or mild breathlessness regularly in middle age lowers the risk of death by about 23% in the subsequent 20 years and improves longevity by at least 2 years. The optimal health benefits are achieved by playing badminton for at … full story
Building and maintaining human muscle tissue is the desire of every bodybuilder. Our muscles are responsible for all movement within the human body and they are constantly helping us to breathe, to pump blood around our bodies and even to digest our food. So it is quite obvious that a human being is absolutely nothing without muscles. The muscles that cover our bodies are also aesthetically pleasing and we tend to associate strong muscular frames … full story
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