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- Lung cancer gene risk for smokers
Two gene variants that boost the risk of smokers developing lung cancer have been discovered by UK scientists. Carrying both variants increases the risk of cancer by 80 per cent, and carrying one increases the risk by 23 per cent. Only carriers who smoke are at risk.
Nature Genetics 2008 Online
- HRT can protect against AMD
HRT can halve the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to US research. A study of 74,996 postmenopausal women, aged 50 and over, between 1980 and 2002 showed 888 women developed AMD Current users of HRT were 48 per cent less likely to develop AMD than …