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New Technique Encourages Extra Stem Cell Production, Colorectal Cancer Risk Lower Among Women Taking HRT, Physical Fitness Maintains Mental Fitness in Women
New Technique Encourages Extra Stem Cell Production, Colorectal Cancer Risk Lower Among Women Taking HRT, Physical Fitness Maintains Mental Fitness in Women

(January 9, 2009 - Insidermedicine) From London - According to research in the journal Cell Stem Cell, a new technique may help the body repair itself with stem cells. In a study of mice, researchers found a way to cause bone marrow to make extra adult stem cells, allowing the body to produce its own repair kit that could potentially mend broken bones and fix damaged heart tissue. Another application may be to produce extra immune suppressing stem cells to treat autoimmune diseases.

From Minnesota - According to research in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, the risk of colorectal cancer is lower among women undergoing hormone therapy. In a study of nearly 1,000 postmenopausal women, researchers found that those who received combined estrogen therapy had a 22% reduced risk for colorectal cancer, compared to those who did not receive hormone therapy. The risk reduction was 36% among those who received sequential therapy.

And finally, from Calgary - According to research in the journal Neurobiology of Aging, women who stay physically fit also remain mentally fit. In a study of 42 women with an average age of 65, researchers found that, compared to a sedentary group, those who participated in regular aerobic activity had 10% lower resting blood pressure, 5% better blood flow to the brain, and scored 10% higher on cognitive skill tests.

For Insidermedicine in 60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma.

 
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