Could heavier folks be at lower risk for ALS?

It’s not often that anything good is associated with obesity. Yet heavy folks and those who bulk up as they age may have less risk for the deadly disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study finds. The Norwegian study found that over several decades, people who packed on the…

Study links breastfeeding with lower risk of heart disease

Mothers who breastfeed their babies have a lower risk of developing or dying from heart disease than those who don’t breastfeed, finds new research from the University of Sydney, Australia. Published in Journal of the American Heart Association, the study of over 100,000 Australian mothers participating in the Sax Institute’s…

Prevalence of knee OA lower with menopausal hormone therapy

(HealthDay)—For postmenopausal women, the prevalence of knee osteoarthritis is lower with menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) use, according to a study published online Dec. 21 in Menopause. Jae Hyun Jung, M.D., Ph.D., from the Korea University College of Medicine in Seoul, and colleagues collected data from 4,766 postmenopausal women from the…