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PLoS ONE

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Doctors believe that the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease appear only ten years after the death process begins. brain cells. The study, conducted by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (USA), suggests that the blood test could detect the disease at a less advanced stage and extend the lives of patients. showed that more than half of Alzheimer's cases could potentially be prevented with changes in lifestyle and treatment or prevention of this chronic mental illness.

The analysis, published in The Lancet Neurology, was done with studies around the world and involved thousands of participants. After observing data, the researchers realized that some factors were extremely associated with the disease: sedentarism, depression, smoking, diabetes, hypertension in middle age and obesity in this period of life. Today, approximately 33.9 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer's. According to the study, 17.2 million cases (representing 51%) are linked to the factors cited above. For the researchers, the data suggest that simple lifestyle changes, such as increasing physical activity level and stopping can have a major impact on Alzheimer's disease prevention.


Bariatric surgery may prevent type 2 diabetes, study says

Bariatric surgery may prevent type 2 diabetes, study says

After 10 years, 28% of the patients in the control group developed diabetes, compared to only 7% of the patients in the group who underwent surgery. The same groups were analyzed again after 15 years and the authors found 38% of cases of diabetes in the control group, and 13% in the surgery group. These values ​​correspond to a reduction in the risk of diabetes by about 80% after bariatric surgery.

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Mosquitoes to combat zika and dengue will be released in Brazil

Mosquitoes to combat zika and dengue will be released in Brazil

In an initiative of several philanthropic institutions and governments , a major plan of action to combat the virus zika, dengue and chikungunya, all transmitted by aedes aegypti. The project will be launched in Brazil and Colombia, countries where there is a high incidence of mosquitoes. The results will be analyzed in the next two or three years.

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