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Eating chocolate cuts risk of heart disease

30 Aug 2011

Eating high levels of chocolate could be associated with a significant reduction in the risk of certain cardiovascular disorders, reveals Cambridge research published in the British Medical Journal this week.

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High-risk hearts: a South Asian epidemic

30 Jun 2011

Why is heart disease increasing at a greater rate in South Asia than in any other region globally? Large-scale population studies in Pakistan and Bangladesh aim to discover the basis of a little-studied public health problem of epidemic proportions.

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Why more education lowers dementia risk

23 Jul 2010

A team of researchers from the UK and Finland has discovered why people who stay in education longer have a lower risk of developing dementia; a question that has puzzled scientists for the past decade.

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Overall safety of statins confirmed

29 Jun 2010

The use of statins in patients without a prior history of heart attacks and strokes is of little real benefit in preventing deaths in the short term - the largest study of its type to date has found.

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Cambridge gene hunters find two new breast cancer genes

30 Mar 2009

Two new regions of the human genome linked to breast cancer have been found by an international team of scientists led by Cambridge University researchers; one increases the risk while the other reduces the risk of developing breast cancer.

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