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Modest alcohol intake may benefit patients with common liver disease
Modest alcohol consumption has been found to be associated with less inflammation in patients with NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease), the most common type of liver disease in the developed world. ANI

Anti-HIV drug tenofovir 'safe to take during pregnancy'
A new study has found that pre-birth exposure to the anti-HIV drug tenofovir does not adversely affect pregnancy outcomes and does not increase birth defects, growth abnormalities, or kidney problems in infants born to African women who are HIV positive. ANI

Dietary supplements can up cancer risk
If taken in high doses, dietary supplements like beta-carotene, selenium and folic acid can be hazardous for health, researchers have warned. ANI

Cut out 300 calories to avoid piling pounds after dieting
Despite the best of intentions, many dieters pile the pounds straight back on. ANI

53 millions Americans might develop diabetes by 2025
Diabetes, mainly type 2 diabetes, will affect 53.1 million Americans by 2025, an increase of 64 percent from 2010, researchers have warned. ANI

Binging on sweets may make you stupid
In a new UCLA rat study, researchers including an Indian have for the first time shown that a diet steadily high in fructose slows the brain, hampering memory and learning. ANI

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