Genetic studies of alcohol consumption could be spoiled by people who misreport their behavior

A team of researchers with members affiliated with multiple institutions in Australia and China has found evidence that genetic studies of alcohol drinking could be tainted by people under study who misreport their behavior. In their paper published in the journal Nature Communications, the group describes using statistical analysis on information in the UK Biobank […]

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New report estimates 10,000 people 65 and older living with dementia in nation’s capital

A report released today estimates that about 10,000 Washington, D.C. residents 65 and older are living with dementia, a general term for a range of memory loss disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease. The report also discusses risk factors for dementia and unmet needs of Washington, D.C. residents living with dementia and their care partners. “We found […]

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Medication shows promise for weight loss in patients with obesity, diabetes

A new study confirms that treatment with Bimagrumab, an antibody that blocks activin type II receptors and stimulates skeletal muscle growth, is safe and effective for treating excess adiposity and metabolic disturbances of adult patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes. “These exciting results suggest that there may be a novel mechanism for achieving weight […]

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