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Effectiveness of Physical Activity and Medication Compared (BBC News / NHS Choices / BMJ)

Summary A large meta-analysis of hundreds of trials, involving roughly 340,000 patients, has found that physical activity can be as effective as medication for preventing mortality in certain illnesses. This study, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), assessed the … Continue reading

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Diabetes Drug Metformin May Benefit Alzheimer’s Disease Patients

[This abstract first appeared in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT) Volume 1 Issue 5 December 2010]. Abstract The diabetes drug metformin could be further developed as a new treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease. This drug helps prevent the formation of a key brain … Continue reading

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