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Increased risk of type 2 diabetes linked to intake of additives-originated nitrites

French researchers have linked the consumption of food containing nitrite additives to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The study, published in PLOS Medicine, recommends reducing the use of these additives in processed food.

Science Daily

Preoperative chemotherapy for bowel cancer treatment reduces risk of disease returning

British scientists say that providing patients with early-stage bowel cancer chemotherapy before and after surgery can reduce the risk of the disease returning by 28%. The study assessed outcomes from a clinical trial, and is published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Guardian

Maternal diet and health during pregnancy may impact their children’s neurodevelopment

A study published in Pediatric Research suggests that gestational diabetes mellitus and higher adiposity whilst pregnant negatively effects infantile neurodevelopment. A high omega-3 prenatal diet can promote cognitive and language skills in offspring by age 2.

News Medical

Potential use of HRT in reducing Alzheimer’s disease risk in some women

According to research published in Alzheimer's Research & Therapy, HRT may help to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease in women over 50 who carry the APOE4 gene - which is linked to the development of dementia.

BBC

Testosterone levels in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome lowered with ibuprofen

According to a study published in Journal of the Endocrine Society, administering women with PCOS ibuprofen over a 3 week period can decrease in levels of testosterone. These findings may provide a new pathway for therapeutic approaches to treat hyperandrogenism.

Medscape

Link between teens with good mental health and positive cardiometabolic outcomes

American scientists have found a link between good mental health in teens and good cardiometabolic health in adulthood. The study, which is published in Journal of American Heart Association, suggests investing in the mental health of teenagers as a cardiovascular disease prevention.

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