20 year study reveals 4 “bad
habits” that made participants 3 times more likely to die of cancer or heart
disease and 4 times more likely to die from other causes!
First study to show “modest weight reduction reverses some of
the very adverse inflammatory changes we see in obese people with diabetes.”
The ONE-TWO PUNCH for fighting Arthritis!
an Francisco – I don’t know
about you, but I bet if you asked most people on their death beds if they would
like to have another 12 years, they would say…
Well, if you would like to add 12 years
to your life… it may be possible.And it
may be simpler than you think.Here is
Bad Habits.Everyone’s got them, and we all make excuses
why they are okay…Life is short...You gotta have some fun some times…My career is stressful so it’s okay to have a
Just like bad habits – everyone’s
got excuses, too. However, just because a behavior is common with a plethora of
excuses, it doesn’t make it any less deadly.
A new study published in the April 26 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, shows people who smoke, drink,
rarely exercise and skimp on fruits and vegetables die younger – with a death
risk of someone 12 years older!
the study, 4,886 people age 18 or older were interviewed in 1984-1985.
Participants were followed up, on average, 20 years later.In the two passing decades, 1,080
participants died. 431 died due to heart/cardiovascular disease, 318 due to
cancer, and 331 due to other causes.
Now, here’s the
striking part:When comparing participants with all 4 bad
habits to those with none – the group with all 4 habits were about 3 times more
likely to die of cardiovascular disease or cancer, were 4 times more
to die from all other causes, and had an overall death risk equivalent to
someone 12 years older.
Clearly, Mother Nature doesn’t
listen to excuses for smoking, drinking, not exercising and not eating
right.It may be time to stop making
Now for some great news…
Science Daily reported on April 20, “Australian scientists have shown for the
first time that even modest weight loss reverses many of the damaging changes
often seen in the immune cells of obese people, particularly those with Type 2
Your Immune System
The immune system has many types of
cells that act like a little army to attack invaders such as germs and
viruses.But, these cells operate in a
delicate balance within our body.
For example, too much body fat
causes the production of pro-inflammatory immune cells.Too many of these cells circulating in the body can be harmful.
According to Dr. Alex Viardot, "These
inflammatory cells are involved in promoting coronary artery disease and other
illnesses associated with obesity."
In the study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism,
the authors concluded that even modest weight reduction of just 13 lbs. could
produce an 80% reduction of pro-inflammatory T-helper cells and also a
reduction of other circulating immune cells.
Dr. Viardot added, "This is the first time it has been
shown that modest weight reduction reverses some of the very adverse
inflammatory changes we see in obese people with diabetes... The situation has
reached crisis point, and people must be made aware that excess fat will affect
their immune systems and therefore their survival.”
Punch For Arthritis!
Osteoarthritis is basically a
combination of the wearing of the cartilage and synovial fluid in between bones
that make up a joint… and… inflammation.Glucosamine is one of the building blocks of cartilage and synovial
fluid and can help maintain and boost cartilage repair.
Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce
inflammation.Fish oil has been shown to
reduce inflammation associated with cardiovascular disease and rheumatoid
Now, for the first time, a study has
shown combining the two can reduce the pain and stiffness associated with
German researchers combined 1,500 mg of
glucosamine sulfate with 200 mg of omega-3 fats.
researcher Joerg Gruenwald, Ph.D. said, “Omega-3
fatty acids inhibit the inflammation process in OA, whereas glucosamine sulfate
further supports the rebuilding of lost cartilage substance.
And don’t forget, if you
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