Abdominal obesity, measured by waist circumference (WC), is a more robust predictor of the risk of advanced colorectal neoplasia (CRN) than overall obesity, measured by body mass index (BMI), in men, according to a study.
A Singapore study has recently reported large variations in the monitoring and management strategies of hepatitis B reactivation, and further research is warranted to establish a standardized protocol that could contribute to a safe and more cost-effective care for lymphoma patients with resolved hepatitis B on rituximab.
While exposure to UV light remains the top risk factor for skin cancer, other variables, such as smoking, immunosuppression and hypertension, also contribute to keratinocyte carcinoma, especially in nonwhite persons, a recent study has found.
A personalized surveillance strategy according to risk stratification appears to be safe in the management of patients with serrated polyposis syndrome, reducing colonoscopy burden without risking an increased colorectal cancer incidence, a recent study has shown.
Increased intake of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) during pregnancy appears to reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia and severe pre-eclampsia, while alpha-linolenic acid intake (ALA) is associated with a higher risk of severe pre-eclampsia, according to a Denmark study.
Achieving significant weight loss through diet with or without exercise training effectively reduces intra-abdominal adipose tissue (IAAT) and risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), suggests a study.
In addition to the known evils of maternal smoking during pregnancy on the son’s semen quality, prenatal exposure to paternal smoking can also be harmful, according to data from a large Danish National Birth Cohort (DNBC) presented at the ESHRE 2019 Meeting.