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Warning over three common lifestyle habits that increase risk of dementia

An urgent warning has been issued over three common lifestyle habits that can significantly increase the risk of getting dementia.

Age is known to be the biggest risk factor for dementia and there is no cure, but discovering it early can ensure patients receive the correct treatment that helps them cope with the struggles it brings.

Nottinghamshire Live report that there are also some simple life changes people can make that decrease their chance of developing the condition.

A study conducted in the Netherlands found that people who smoked, had high blood pressure and a poor diet may also have

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Healthy lifestyle may lower cancer incidence among individuals with high genetic risk

August 24, 2021

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Disclosures:
National Natural Science Foundation of China, Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province, National Key Research and Development Program of China, High-Level Talents Cultivation Project of Jiangsu Province, CAMS Innovation Fund for Medical Sciences and National Science Foundation for Post-doctoral Scientists of China supported the study. The authors report no relevant financial disclosures.

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Heart disease risk: Partnering on lifestyle change can help

After a heart attack, changing longstanding behaviors that affect heart health can be challenging. Many people have developed habits over 20, 30, or 40 years that are ingrained and can take a significant effort to modify. Does having a partner who is supportive and participatory help? A recent study demonstrated it can.

The RESPONSE-2 Trial is a lifestyle intervention study that enrolled patients with coronary artery disease. More than 800 study participants were randomized into either a nurse-coordinated referral of patients and their partners to three widely available community-based lifestyle programs, or to usual care. The community-based intervention programs targeted

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A Combination of Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors is Linked to Reduced Lupus Risk in Women

According to new research in lupus, a disease traditionally thought to be due to mainly genetic risk factors, women could potentially cut their risk of the disease in half by following several healthy lifestyle behaviors.

Researchers assessed 185,962 women, including 203 women with lupus, and used the Healthy Lifestyle Index Score (HLIS) to measure how healthy the participants’ lifestyles were. Compared to women with zero or one positive lifestyle factor, those with at least four of the following healthy lifestyle factors had the lowest lupus risk:

  • No history of smoking or no smoking for more than four years
  • Not being
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Healthy Lifestyle Limits Lupus Risk

Adherence to a healthy lifestyle contributed to lowering the risk for the development of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an analysis of data from the Nurses’ Health Study found.

In a multivariable analysis, a higher Healthy Lifestyle Index Score (HLIS) was associated with a decreased likelihood for developing SLE, with a hazard ratio of 0.81 (95{ccba7a2b95b607a22ddf747fd2dfd32aff224073631da9265f095c812cbfd265} CI 0.71-0.94, P=0.004) per unit increase, according to May Y. Choi, MD, of Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues.

A higher HLIS also was linked with a lower risk for having the severe subtype of SLE in which patients are seropositive for anti-double-stranded

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Healthy lifestyle may help mitigate high genetic risk of cancer — ScienceDaily

Healthy lifestyle factors such as abstinence from smoking and drinking, low body mass index, and exercise correlated with decreased cancer incidence, even in individuals with a high genetic risk.

As genetic research continues to uncover loci, or areas in DNA, with specific changes that influence cancer risk, researchers can define polygenic risk scores (PRS) — personalized estimates of an individual’s cancer risk — based on a patient’s unique combination of these changes. However, most PRS are generated for a specific cancer type, rather than for overall cancer risk.

“A PRS indicating risk of a certain cancer is important but not

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