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DNA Testing Companies Offer Telomere Testing—But What Does It Tell You About Aging and Disease Risk?

Patricia Opresko, University of Pittsburgh and Elise Fouquerel, Thomas Jefferson University Over the past few years direct-to-consumer genetic tests that extract information from DNA in your chromosomes have become popular. Through a simple cheek swab, saliva collection or finger prick, companies offer the possibility of learning more about your family tree, ancestry, or risk of… Read More »

Drinking sugary drinks including fruit juice increases risk of cancer

Drinking sugary drinks including fruit juice could increase your risk of getting cancer, research indicates. The effect of the sugar on vital organs and the associated increase in blood sugar levels are believed to be among the possible reasons. Additives in some soft drinks could also play a role. The French Institute of Health Research… Read More »