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From London - A single pill has been shown to greatly reduce risk of stroke and heart attack, according to a trial published in PLoS One. Researchers randomized individuals over the age of 50 to take a Polypill--comprised of three blood pressure lowering medicines and one statin--and placebo for 3 months. Results showed that the Polypill reduced blood pressure by 12% and reduced bad cholesterol by 39%--to levels ordinarily seen in 20 year olds. From Boston - A new report published in the Lancet finds that inactivity is just as deadly as smoking. Results of a meta-analysis examining activity levels and death rates attributable to non-communicable diseases found that physical inactivity was connected to 5.3% million deaths a year--strongly associated with incidence of colon cancer, breast cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. From Minnesota - Scientists have identified a new biomarker for Alzheimer's disease, according to a report published in Neurology. Researchers followed nearly 100 elderly women for 9 years, finding that those with the highest levels or the biomarker ceramides had a 10x increased risk of developing Alzheimer's, and those with medium levels had an 8x increased risk .