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Big Breakfast Good for Weight Loss, ECG Can Predict Sudden Death, Stem Cells Help Heal Bone Fractures
Big Breakfast Good for Weight Loss, ECG Can Predict Sudden Death, Stem Cells Help Heal Bone Fractures

(June 18, 2008 - Insidermedicine) From San Francisco - Eating a big breakfast may reduce daily food cravings and help with weight loss. In a study of 96 obese and physically inactive women, those that ate a 290 calorie, low carb breakfast lost an average of 28 pounds after 4 months, but put an average of 18 pounds back on after 8 months. Meanwhile, those that ate a 610 calorie, high carb breakfast lost an average of 23 pounds after 4 months, and continued to lose weight after 8 months had elapsed.

From Indianapolis - In a study of over 400 adult patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1, researchers assessed whether ECG was useful in predicting sudden death. Over an average follow-up period of 5.7 years, 81 patients died, of which 27 were sudden deaths. The researchers concluded that a severe ECG abnormality and a clinical diagnosis of atrial tachyarrhythmia were independent risk factors for sudden death.

And finally, from Chapel Hill - Adult stem cell transplants may improve the healing of bone fractures. Researchers studying mice found that transplanted stem cells migrated to the site of fracture and improved the healing process by increasing the bone and cartilage that was mending the break. The bone at the fracture site of stem-cell treated mice was 3 times stronger than healed fractures in untreated mice.

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

 
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