( University of Colorado Denver ) A paper recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine and co-written by physicians and scientists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine finds that an important genetic risk factor for pulmonary fibrosis can be used to identify individuals at risk for this deadly lung disease.
A high-salt diet may be a risk factor for autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS), according to three papers published in the journal Nature.
Women who carry a well-known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease showed signs of more rapid aging in their body's cells than women who didn't have it, according to a new study.
Elevated blood pressure during pregnancy may be a risk factor for heart disease later in life, even for seemingly healthy women, a new study from Finland suggests.
Washington, February 7 : Obesity is a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain forms of cancer. Now, a new study has revealed that it also may be a risk factor for gum disease.