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Researchers find possible treatment for high blood pressure
Date: 2009-08-28 12:17:34

A new anti-aging gene that was recently discovered by scientists may hold some clues as to how to better treat people for high blood pressure.

Principal investigator Zhongjie Sun took the anti-aging gene called "klotho" and found that by "increasing the expression of the gene" in tests, it was successful at lowering blood pressure.

"One single injection of the klotho gene can reduce hypertension for at least 12 weeks and possibly longer," Sun said. "Klotho is also available as a protein and, conceivably, we could ingest it as a powder much like we do with protein drinks."

According to the researcher, this is the first study that shows a possible link between klotho and reducing one's high blood pressure.... Full Story

Officials urge Congress to renew Child Nutrition Act
Date: 2009-08-31 20:03:45
Obesity rates in the U.S. have continued to thrive for adults and children, and some health officials are hoping kids can reach a healthier body weight through a piece of legislation being renewed before it expires.... Full Story

Study: Hopelessness linked to higher risk of stroke
Date: 2009-08-28 23:03:36
According to new research, healthy middle-aged women who experience feelings of hopelessness may cause their neck arteries to thicken, which can eventually lead to a stroke.... Full Story

Study: Fat in liver may predict disease
Date: 2009-08-26 23:51:53
Fat that builds up in a person's stomach area may not be the best indication of an increased risk for certain diseases, according to a new study.... Full Story

Obesity may result from having overweight friends
Date: 2009-08-21 18:00:13
People who are struggling to lose some extra weight may be getting too much help from their friends.... Full Story

Study: Slight reduction of carbs can help with weight loss
Date: 2009-08-18 22:04:50
People who are interested in losing some extra pounds may simply need to adjust some of the food they eat, particularly if they eat a lot of foods with carbohydrates.... Full Story

Researchers suggest diabetics may be prone to depression
Date: 2009-08-04 22:53:12
A neurotransmitter in the brain may be the cause for depressive symptoms and a lower level of cognitive performance in some diabetics.... Full Story

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