Paternal grandfather’s high access to food may indicate higher mortality risk in grandsons

A paternal grandfather's access to food during his childhood is associated with mortality risk, especially cancer mortality, in his grandson, shows a large three-generational study from Stockholm University. The reason might be epigenetic - that environmental exposures in one generation may influence health outcomes in following generations. ‚Äč If a paternal grandfather had good access … Continue reading Paternal grandfather’s high access to food may indicate higher mortality risk in grandsons

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New analysis shows fewer years of life lost to cancer

Since the enactment of the National Cancer Act in 1971, the U.S. has spent hundreds of billions of dollars in cancer research and treatment. And yet, the cancer mortality rate - the historic benchmark of progress - has only declined modestly while the mortality rates of other leading causes of death have declined substantially. This … Continue reading New analysis shows fewer years of life lost to cancer