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Strawberry extracts stimulate proteins that help to increase antioxidant activities of cells.
Low levels of vitamin B-6 and B-12 are associated with an increased risk of impaired cognition.
Drinking caffeinated coffee is associated with a lower risk of developing basal cell carcinoma.
Low pyridoxal-5-phosphate, a marker of vitamin B-6, is associated with increased levels of inflammatory markers.
Blueberries promote bile acid excretion, a process necessary in achieving healthy cholesterol levels.
Among overweight men who lost weight, the prevalence of hypogonadism (testosterone deficiency) decreased by almost 50%.
Found abundantly in Brazil nuts, higher levels of the essential trace element selenium may associate with a reduced risk of type-2 diabetes.
MIT (US) researchers report devising nanoscale production units for manufacturing protein-based drugs with the human body.
Chinese researchers report that blood sugar control, and triglyceride levels, among type-2 diabetics improve with cinnamon supplementation.
Dietary fiber promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria.
People with diabetes experienced significantly worse cognitive decline over a 9-year period, and higher HbA1c further contributed to the impairments.
Female athletes perform worse than males on visual memory tests, and report more symptoms postconcussion.
Rich in antioxidants, blueberries and strawberries may delay memory decline in older women by 2.5 years.
Older women who lifted weights demonstrated significant improvements in memory tasks after 6 months.
Anew stem cell in the adult brain is capable of proliferation and forming into several different cell types.
Long-term meditators have larger amounts of gyrification – "folding" of the cortex, which may allow the brain to process information faster.
Consumption of blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries influence how neurons communicate, potentially preventing inflammation in the brain.
Among people with multiple sclerosis (MS), a 3-month long program of computer-based cognitive training activated the areas of the brain involved in the performa
Even at typical exposure levels, airborne fine particulate matter may have serious consequences for heart and brain health.
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15. Delaying Diabetes
New data models derived from the Diabetes Prevention Project by the University of Michigan Health System (USA) show that men and women who walked briskly for 30 minutes five days a week, lowered their fat and calorie intake, and achieved a weight-reduction goal of 7% of body weight over a three-year period were able to cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%.