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Are Sugar and Honey Just As Bad For You As High-Fructose Corn Syrup?

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Some experts contend that consuming any form of added sugar, be it table sugar, all-natural honey or high-fructose corn syrup, is equally damaging to your health. But according to Kylie Kavanagh, D.V.M., assistant professor of pathology and comparative medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, not all calories are created equal.

  • Read more about the debate in a HealthDay article that was picked up by several outlets including CBSNews.com and Health.com.
  • View Dr. Kavanagh’s research on the damaging health effects of dietary fructose.
  • Learn more about Comparative Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist

Researchers Study Muscadine Grape Extract

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Thanks to a $20 million gift from an anonymous donor, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers will launch a number of studies to determine the effects of muscadine grape extract on prostate and breast cancers. Career oncology researchers Patricia Gallagher, Ph.D., and Ann Tallant, Ph.D., will lead the multidisciplinary study which will include 26 faculty from a variety of disciplines including cancer biology, hematology, hypertension and vascular research, pathology, public health sciences, radiation biology, radiology and urology.

  • Read more about the donation.
  • Learn more about Dr. Gallagher’s and Dr. Tallant’s research.
  • Watch media coverage about the gift.
  • Browse local coverage here and here.

Scientists Advance Efforts to Build Replacement Kidneys in the Lab


 Researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine are working to make use of the more than 2,600 kidneys that are donated each year that must be discarded due to abnormalities and other factors. The scientists aim to “recycle” these organs to engineer tailor-made replacement kidneys for patients.



Study Identifies Brain Regions Activated When Pain Intensity Doesn’t Match Expectation


In a study published in the early online edition of the journal PAIN, Fadel Zeidan, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomy, has identified through imaging the part of the brain that is activated when a person expects one level of pain but experiences another.

Preventing Swimmer's Ear

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Wake Forest Baptist pediatric otolaryngologist Adele Evans, M.D., provided some tips for protecting you and your children against swimmer’s ear.

Atrial Fibrillation Increases Risk of Only One Type of Heart Attack

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Refining the results of a 2013 study, researchers have found that atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat, is associated with only one type of heart attack – the more common of the two types. The study, led by Elsayed Z. Soliman, M.D., Public Health Sciences, is published in the April 27 online issue of Circulation.

Last Updated: 05-28-2015
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