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Stroke Video: Oranges, Grapefruits May Reduce Risk of Stroke in Women; New Drugs Target Cancer Metastasis; Binge Drinking Teens Influenced by Movies
Stroke Video: Oranges, Grapefruits May Reduce Risk of Stroke in Women; New Drugs Target Cancer Metastasis; Binge Drinking Teens Influenced by Movies

(February 23, 2012 - Insidermedicine)

From the UK - Citrus fruit may lower risk of stroke in women, according to a report published in Stroke. Studying 14 years of data on nearly 70,000 women, finding that women who ate high amounts of fruit such as oranges and grapefruit had a 19% reduced risk of stroke.

From California - Research published in Nature describes how a new generation of drugs may prevent cancer metastasis. Scientists found that mTOR, a 'master regulator' protein that controls cell production, can go awry and lead to cancer metastasis. Using a new compound that blocks mTOR in a mouse model with prostate cancer, researchers were able to prevent cancer metastasis.

And finally, from New Hampshire - Movies can increase risk of binge drinking among teens, according to a report published in BMJ Open. Surveying 6,500 boys and girls aged 10-14 for two years, researchers found that alcohol consumption in movies accounted for 28% of increase in alcohol use among the teens, and for a 20% increase in binge drinking.

 
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