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Common food additive may impact gut bacteria, increase anxiety

A wide range of foods contain ingredients that we call emulsifiers. A new study in mice shows that these compounds can produce both physiological and behavioral changes. Bread and spreads commonly contain emulsifiers. Food additives have always generated a great deal of attention, and, rightly so, as they are all-pervasive, so we should scrutinize their… Read More »

Menopausal Symptoms More Common in Women with History of Intimate Partner Violence

While we have identified various sociodemographic variables as factors which modulate vulnerability to menopausal symptoms, no studies (to my knowledge) have looked at how a history of intimate partner violence (IPV) or other traumatic exposures may affect susceptibility to menopausal symptoms.   A recent study looked at menopausal symptoms in 2,016 women (40 to 80… Read More »

High blood pressure: Four common warning signs of ‘the silent killer’ – are you at risk?

High blood pressure is a common condition that affects more than 25 per cent of all adults in the UK. The condition, which is also known as hypertension, is caused by eating an unhealthy diet, being overweight, eating too much salt, or not doing enough exercise. Having hypertension puts extra stress on blood vessels and… Read More »

Alzheimer's and cardiovascular disease share common genetics in some patients

Genetics may predispose some people to both Alzheimer’s disease and high levels of blood lipids such as cholesterol, a common feature of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study by an international team of researchers led by scientists at UC San Francisco and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The research analyzed genome-wide… Read More »