Alzheimer's Association. “2013 Alzheimer's disease facts and figures.” Alzheimers Dement. 2013 Mar;9(2):208-45.
Proteins found in soybeans may inhibit the growth of colon, liver, and lung cancers.
The top 20% of burnt-out employees are at dramatically increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD).
A program of daily physical education in school-age years may associate with lower bone fracture risks with aging.
Alzheimer’s Disease presently afflicts 5.2 million Americans with the number swelling to 13.8 million by 2050
Dietary supplementation of Vitamin D may help to lessen muscle fatigue and improve efficiency, among people with low blood levels of the vitamin.
Worse sleep quality may correlate to increased amyloid deposits in the brain, a marker of Alzheimer's Disease.
Women who take aspirin are at a reduced risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
The extract of the Rosemary spice may lower blood glucose and cholesterol levels, as well as assist in weight management, in a laboratory animal model.
Researchers are able to predict survival rates and life expectancy among patients with heart disease, based on the length of the end caps of their chromosomes.
Australian researchers reveal that by targeting a single anti-aging enzyme, there exists the potential to prevent age-related diseases and extend lifespans.
The number of obese adults, related disease rates and health care costs, are on course to increase dramatically in the United States over the next 20 years.
Rush University (US) researcher reports that nearly 500,000 deaths in 2007 are attributable to the condition, factoring in chronic coexisting conditions.
Experts project that the incidence of diabetes is set to soar by 64% by 2025, meaning that a staggering 53.1 million citizens will be affected by the disease.
Much of the cancer burden in the US could be reduced via reduced tobacco use, improved diet, more exercise, weight loss, and screening tests.
More than 6% of Americans ages 70 to 89 develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI) every year, and the condition appears to affect men more than women.
Life expectancy for patients with Parkinson's disease is poorer than some previous studies have suggested, with barely one-third of patients surviving six years
A study examining the changes in cancer survival over the past 40 years has revealed that the difference in mortality between the married and never married, par
Researchers estimate that the number of cancer survivors aged 65 and over will increase by approximately 42% by 2020.
If the current "obesity epidemic" continues unchecked, 50% of the US adult population will be obese -- with body mass index values of 30 or higher -- by 2030.
Senior Californians living in rural areas are more often overweight than their urban counterparts, putting them at greater risk for heart disease and diabetes
Tip #143 - Dangers of Daytime Dozing
A condition in which a person is unable to maintain alertness during the daytime hours, excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is characterized by a general lack of energy, even after apparently adequate night time sleep.
Researchers from the Hopital Paul Brousse (France) studied 9,294 subjects (60% women), ages 65 years and over, at the study’s start (1999-2001), when 18.7% of participants experienced regular or frequent EDS. After 6 years of follow-up, the team found that EDS was associated with a 33% increased risk of death. In particular, EDS raised the risk of death due to cardiovascular disease by 49%.
Columbia University (New York, USA) researchers correlated excessive daytime sleepiness to an increased risk of stroke. Studying 2,153 men and women, average age 73 years, the team found the risk of stroke to be 2.6-times greater for those who dozed during the day (as compared to those who did not doze). Those who dozed significantly had 4.5-times greater stroke risk. While those who had the most trouble staying awake had the highest stroke risk, the researchers also found that those who dozed moderately had a 60% increased risk of any vascular event.
If you are unusually sleepy during the day, consult an anti-aging physician to identify and correct the underlying cause. Sleep apnea (a disorder in which people stop breathing throughout the night), imbibing excessive amounts of alcohol, and eating a carbohydrate-laden or fatty meal are possible contributors to daytime sleepiness. » MORE