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What is dependent edema?
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What is dependent edema?

Edema is the term used to describe the swelling that results from excess fluid that is trapped in the tissues of the body. Dependent edema is caused by the effects of gravity and occurs when fluid pools in the lower parts of the body, including the feet, legs, or hands. […]

Could vitamin D supplements treat IBS?
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Could vitamin D supplements treat IBS?

People with irritable bowel syndrome could alleviate their symptoms by taking vitamin D supplements. This is the conclusion of a new study recently published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition that affects the large intestine. Symptoms includeabdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating, and constipation. It is estimated that IBS […]

How does high cholesterol cause cancer? Study sheds light
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How does high cholesterol cause cancer? Study sheds light

New research from the University of California, Los Angeles has found a previously unknown molecular mechanism involving cholesterol that may promote tumor growth in the intestines.  A report on the study — published in the journal Cell Stem Cell — reveals how increasing levels of cholesterol in mice increased proliferation of intestinal stem cells and made tumors grow […]