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The bacterium Heliobacter pylori is the only one that can survive
inside the human stomach. It causes gastritis and ulcers, but is
generally treatable with a combination of antibiotics.
The incidence of diabetes has increased dramatically in recent
years. Men should be tested for diabetes starting at age 45,
because early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent further
Cancer researchers found that men who drink moderate amounts of
red wine regularly are less likely to develop prostate cancer.
The reasons are not known, but may be related to antioxidant
substances found in red wine.
In your January 2007 article on cholesterol, you said that
no-flush niacin does not lower cholesterol levels. But my problem
is low HDL cholesterol. Will no-flush niacin help my HDL even if
it won't lower my LDL cholesterol?
My doctor usually checks my blood pressure in my left arm. At my
checkup he used my right arm, and the reading was 10 points
higher than usual. I asked him to check my left, and it was 8
points lower. Does the difference matter? Which is my real