Previously, studies have investigated the role of B vitamins to maintain bone health. Z Dai, from National University of Singapore (Singapore), and colleagues analyzed data from 63,257 men and women, ages 45 to 74 years, enrolled in the Singapore Chinese Health Study. The researchers found that those women with the highest quartile intake of Vitamin B6 (0.78-1.76 mg/1,000 kcal/day) had a 22 % reduction in hip fracture risk, as compared to women in the lowest quartile intake (0.37-0.61 mg/1,000 kcal/day). Dietary intakes of the other B vitamins of interest were not related to hip fracture risk; and no correlative effects were seen in men. The study authors conclude that: “Our findings suggest that maintaining adequate intake of pyridoxine may prevent osteoporotic fractures among elderly women.”
Dai Z, Wang R, Ang LW, Yuan JM, Koh WP. “Dietary B vitamin intake and risk of hip fracture: the Singapore Chinese Health Study.” Osteoporos Int. 2012 Dec 13.
World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine & Regenerative Biomedical Technologies Showcases Innovations in Clinical Aging Intervention:
Older athletes who engage in endurance training have longer telomere length, and maximal oxygen consumption positively associates with telomere length.
The rate of people who seek preventive cancer screenings has fallen over the last ten years in the United States.
Intensive lifestyle-based weight-loss interventions associate with a partial remission of diabetes.
High perceived stress associates with a moderately increased risk of incident coronary heart disease
Meals at which the entire family dines together encourage children to consume fruits and vegetables.
On-off switch for microRNAs – tiny strands that regulate gene expression – contribute to the heart's ability to regenerate.
Higher dietary intake of pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) associates with reduced risk of hip fracture, among women.
People may lose 30 minutes of life expectancy for every two cigarettes, for being 11 pounds overweight, and for eating an extra portion of red meat daily.
Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids may postpone the onset of metabolic disorders and associated declines in cognitive functions.
DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands, helps to alleviate menopausal symptoms.
Study results suggest that regularly taking certain supplements, including multivitamins, folic acid, iron, and copper, may increase the risk of death in older
Engaging in regular physical activity is associated with less decline in cognitive function in older adults.
UK study reveals that tall women may be at greater overall risk for cancer, with significant increases in risk for each four-inch increase in height.
Among older women, indoor air pollution associates with increased blood pressure.
Pre-menopausal women with the highest average intakes of folate from the diet are at a 40% reduced risk of developing breast cancer.
Among older women, Vitamin D supplementation extends longevity.
Daily physical activity, a low-fat whole-grain diet, low BMI, and other healthy behaviors significantly reduce a woman’s risk of sudden cardiac death.
Women who take supplements of vitamin D and calcium may be at a reduced risk of developing skin cancer.
`Yale University (US) researchers report that women who have more wrinkles have lower bone mineral density.
#101 - Flush with Food
Thanks to today’s contemporary lifestyle of fast foods, our 24/7/365 accessibility, and the growing pressures of many of us in our professional and personal lives, we have become a population of toxemics. “Toxemia” is the medical term that defines a condition in which our bodies accumulate poisonous substances to such a point that levels exceed the ability of our body systems to cleanse them away. Medical conditions associated with toxemia include:
• Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E, F, and G
• Liver damage, including cirrhosis
• Irritable bowel syndrome
• Leaky gut syndrome
Include fiber in your everyday diet, because fiber can promote the digestive and elimination processes to help your body get rid of toxins (see Tip 42).