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Booze hits body's ability to ward off viral infections
A new research has revealed that alcohol changes the anti-viral and inflammatory functions of monocytes and that prolonged alcohol consumption has a double negative effect of reducing the anti-viral effect of Type 1 interferon (IFN) while increasing inflammation through the pro-inflammatory cytokine TNFa. ANI

Those taking oral steroids twice as likely to have vitamin D deficiency
A new study has revealed that people taking oral steroids are twice as likely as the general population to have severe vitamin D deficiency. ANI

Men who eat 3 eggs a week at heightened risk of lethal prostate cancer
Experts have warned that eating three eggs a week could significantly increase a man's chance of dying from prostate cancer. ANI

Mustard is nature's secret to help you go from 'fat to fit'
A new research has revealed that a specific plant steroid triggers a response similar to anabolic steroids with minimal side effects. ANI

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