Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Health Notes

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Health Notes

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¦ SNORING loudly could be an early warning for dementia and memory problems.

Scientists from Sydney University found people with obstructive sleep apnoea, which affects half a million Brits, mostly commonly middle-aged overweight men, did worse in memory tests.

Professor Sharon Naismith said: "Between 30 and 50 per cent of the risk for dementia is due to modifiable factors, such as depression, high blood pressure, obesity and smoking.

"In recent years, researchers have recognised that various sleep disturbances are also risk factors."

¦ A LANDMARK study has been launched to look at the impact of diet on how effective cancer drugs are for patients with the disease.

Led by one of the world's leading oncologists, the team at Columbia University Medical Centre in New York will track 40 patients in the first stage, looking at the impact of a high-fat, lowcarbohydrate diet. …

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