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Colon cancer: why it dropped with age, while stems up with youth?

As cancer death rates drop overall, doctors have noted a frightening anomaly: deaths from colorectal cancer in people under 55 appear to be creeping up. According to the American Cancer Society, deaths in this younger […]

Microbiota intestinale: come previene il tumore del colon
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Microbiota: western diet and gut bacteria trying to keep the balance

Diet appears to be a major factor that influences the composition of the human gut microbiota. Dietary proteins are first digested in the small intestine by human digestive enzymes, but about 10–12% reach the large […]

Statins: they are over-prescribed
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Statins: they are over-prescribed and prevention goes revised

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are still the leading cause of death worldwide: in 2015 they were responsible for 40% of all deaths. In the last few decades survival rates after CVD have increased and cardiovascular mortality […]

Diabetes: the genetic background finds further validations
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Diabetes: the genetic background finds further validations

According to the German Diabetes Health Report  2018, more than 5.7 million people in Germany suffer from type 2 diabetes. The affected individuals react inadequately to the hormone insulin, which leads to elevated blood glucose […]

Ovaio policistico: cosa vogliono dire lo stress ossidativo e i markers
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PCOS: what oxidative stress and markers are trying us to tell

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the most frequently observed endocrinopathy in women of reproductive age. Although the figures vary according to diagnostic criteria, its incidence is reported between 6% and 20%. Acne, hirsutism, seborrhea, menstrual […]