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Medical News Today: Pro-obesity environment and genes could explain big rise in body weight

Some people are more likely to put on weight than others because of their genes. However, genetic difference does not explain the significant rise in body weight since the 1960s as it has affected both those with and without pro-obesity genes. New research suggests that the rise in bodyweight since the 1960s could be down… Read More »

Statin Use Could Double Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

An analysis of health records of thousands of patients has found that the risk of type 2 diabetes was double or more in individuals taking cholesterol-lowering statin medication. Statins are medications that can lower blood pressure and cholesterol, reducing heart attack and stroke risk. According to estimates, more than 25% of middle-aged adults make use… Read More »