Bariatric surgeries as a prevention of cancer among obese patients?

Scientists from Australia noticed decreased levels of circulating cancer-associated protein biomarkers after bariatric surgery in obese patients. Many scientific studies proved that there is an association between obesity and risk of cancer development. Read full text »

A diet rich in broccoli can reduce the risk of liver diseases

iStock_000034378286_FullThe results of the study published in Journal of Nutrition indicate that eating plants such as broccoli, cabbage and Brussels sprouts can reduce the risk of liver diseases, especially cancer.

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Pancreatic cells transplant is a chance for patients with type 1 diabetes

iStock_000024327831SmallThe research that has recently been published shows that islet transplantation in patients with type 1 diabetes may prevent sugar drops that are dangerous to health. The results of the work of the scientists are considered a breakthrough in the fight against this chronic disease.

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Drinking coffee may reduce the risk of developing colon cancer

The scientists from the University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center found that drinking coffee, decaffeinated or not, may reduce the risk of colon cancer. The study was published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Read full text »

Is the value of the glycemic index a risk factor for lung cancer?

medical doctor looking at x-ray picture of lungs in hospitalThe journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention published an article showing the connection between the glycemic index (GI) and an increased risk of lung cancer. This study represents the largest analysis to demonstrate the possible links. Read full text »

Bariatric surgeries- novel method in treatment of diabetes type 2 in obese patients?

fScientists from Catholic University of Rome recently published results of their studies in „The Lancet”. They proved that bariatric surgeries are more effective in treatment of diabetes type 2 in obese patients than pharmacotherapy. Read full text »

Alfa-L-fucosidase as a new potential marker of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Team of doctors.Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is currently the most frequent chronic liver disease. Although first mentions of the disease go back to the second half of 20th century, the scientists still find new missing links in pathogenesis chain of NAFLD. A group of researchers from First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University of Medicine in China have shown a positive correlation between level of alpha-L-fucosidase in blood plasma and the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease development [1]. Read full text »

A new look at BMI

iStock_000017779437XSmallThe latest research show that 54 million Americans with BMI in the range of overweight or obesity have good test results, what implicates that there is no heart disease or diabetes. On the other hand, Americans with normal BMI have worse results. This could be the beginning of the end of this commonly used indicator. Read full text »

Does the diet after colorectal surgery make a difference?

Over the past 20 years of medical research, there has been a significant increase in awareness of the importance of early feeding after colorectal surgeries. Surgeons transitioned from the routine historical decompression of the gastrointestinal tract through a nasogastric tube, through the introduction of the oral diet after giving the first flatus, up to the present times, in which reliable medical evidence indicates that early feeding is beneficial for the fast recovery of patients after these operations. Ways, complications associated with colon surgery and the time of introducing the diet after it always aroused controversy in the medical community. In “Advances in Surgery”, researchers from Singapore gathered in their article scientific achievements of recent years, which correspond to the many questions and concerns of surgeons. Read full text »

Hospital in California first to prescribe medications with digital sensors

iStock_000024327831SmallProteus Digital Health, Redwood City – based company, producing digital sensors, which can help to control compliance in patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes or hypertension, announced that first healthcare provider in US started to prescribe their solution – Proteus Discover to patients. Read full text »