February 2018

February 10

Crash diets can cause transit deterioration in heart function
European Society of Cardiology, February 2, 2018

Oral contraceptives and the small increased risk of breast cancer
N Engl J Med 2017; 377:2276-2277 

An MRI of an epileptic brain. Scientists have tested a brain implant on people with epilepsy that aided memory
Nature Communications, Volum 9, Article number: 365(2018)

Life expectancy in the US dropped for the second year in a row
CDC National Center for Health Statistics

NIH announces NIAGEN prevents neurological damage and shows improved cognitive and physical function in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s Disease
Global News Wire, February 8, 2018

Chocolate intake is associated with better cognitive function: The Main-Syracuse Longitudinal Study
Appetite. 2016 May 1;100:126-32

Caffeine: No downside, hint of benefit in atrial fibrillation
Canadian Journal of Cardiology, Vol. 30, Issue 4, p448–454

After poring over all the evidence, experts declare coffee is (mostly) good for you
Annual Review of Nutrition, Volume 37, 2017, 131-156

Coffee consumption and risk of hypertension in the SUN Project
Clinical Nutrition,  Available online 21 December 2017

Does having a dog reduce cardiovascular disease risk?
Scientific Reports volume 7, Article number: 15821 

How the flu spreads
PNAS 2018; published ahead of print January 18, 2018

Well-child visits linked to more than 700,000 subsequent flu-like illnesses
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 2014; 35 (3): 251  

Asparagine bioavailability governs metastasis in a model of breast cancer.
Nature, February 7, 2018

February 3

Wine may help clean the mind
Scientific Reports volume 8, Article number: 2246

Thirty-year study shows women who breastfed for 6 months or more reduce their diabetes risk
JAMA Internal Medicine, 2018; DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7978

Cholesterol, coconuts, and diet on Polynesian atolls: a natural experiment: the Pukapuka and Tokelau island studies
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 34, Issue 8, 1 August 1981, Pages 1552–1561

Good fats, bad fats
By Jane E.Brody, The New York Times, January 29, 2018

Red wine proves good for the heart; Antioxidants found in wine have advanced stents
LSU Media Center, February 2, 2018

Novel nanocomposite stent coating releasing resveratrol and quercetin reduces neointimal hyperplasia and promotes rendothelialization
J Control Release, Volume 159, Issue 1, 10 April 2012, Pages 27-33

Resveratrol may attenuate atherosclerosis through gut microbiota
mBio vol. 7, April 5, 2016

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