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Genetic variant linked to inflammation identified in African American women

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Dr. Alexander Reiner conducts first large-scale, genomewide association study of elevated C-reactive protein in African American and Hispanic American women

Sept. 3, 2012 | By Kristen Woodward

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Women's Health Initiative's landmark hormone replacement research 10 years after

Seminal study found significantly higher risk of heart disease, stroke, breast cancer from combined hormone replacement therapy; as a result, 15,000-20,000 fewer breast cancer cases each year

June 25, 2012 | By Rachel Tompa

July marks the 10th anniversary of the WHI's first publication describing the risks of combination hormone therapy. That paper, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, has singularly changed the face of women's medicine around the world. Researchers estimate that because of the decrease in hormone therapy use following the WHI publication, there have been 15,000-20,000 fewer cases of breast cancer each year in the United States.

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Low-glycemic-load foods may reduce inflammation in overweight adults

'Not all carbohydrates are created equal'; study led by Marian Neuhouser and Johanna Lampe finds a 'slow carb' diet may reduce heart disease, cancer risk

Jan. 17, 2012 | By Kristen Woodward

Among overweight and obese adults, a diet rich in slowly digested carbohydrates, such as whole grains, legumes and other high-fiber foods, significantly reduces markers of inflammation associated with chronic disease, according to a new study by Hutchinson Center researchers. Such a low-glycemic-load diet, which does not cause blood-glucose levels to spike, also increases a hormone that helps regulate the metabolism of fat and sugar.

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Omega-3 fat rich diet may reduce obesity-related diseases

Fish-rich diet linked to reduction in markers of chronic disease risk among overweight Yup’ik Eskimos

March 28, 2011 | By Kristen Woodward

A study by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists of Yup’ik Eskimos in Alaska, who on average consume 20 times more omega-3 fats from fish than people in the lower 48 states, suggests that a high intake of these fats helps prevent obesity-related chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

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