Anne S. Kivimaki, Pauliina I. Ehlers, Aino Siltari, Anu M. Turpeinen, Heikki Vapaatalo, Riitta Korpela. “Lingonberry, cranberry and blackcurrant juices affect mRNA expressions of inflammatory and atherothrombotic markers of SHR in a long-term treatment.” Journal of Functional Foods, 17 March 2012.
Opt to stand and reduce the odds of death.
Supplementation of omega-3 fatty acids may improve the function of blood vessels and support vascular health.
Juices of blackcurrant, cranberry, and lingonberry help to reduce levels of inflammatory markers that may contribute to atherosclerosis.
A person’s mere presence in a room can add 37 million bacteria to the air every hour.
Capsaicin and capsaicinoids, compounds found abundantly in hot peppers, beneficially affect cholesterol levels and aortic function.
Regular aspirin use leads to significant reductions in the risk of cancer, metastasis, and cancer mortality, reports a meta-analysis involving more than 100,000
Curcumin, the compound that gives the spice turmeric its bright yellow color, is effective at preventing clumping of the protein involved in Parkinson's disease
Among people who with high blood pressure, double-digit differences between arm measurements may increase the risk of cardiovascular events of premature death.
Consuming beetroot juice, high in nitrates, may help to reduce blood pressure.
Long-term meditators have larger amounts of gyrification – "folding" of the cortex, which may allow the brain to process information faster.
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249. Plates Predict Portions
Choosing the right size and color of your bowls and plates could help you eat less. Koert van Ittersum, from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia, USA), and colleagues asked 225 student participants to pour a specified amount of tomato soup into one of seven different sized bowls: three smaller, three larger, and one control bowl. Consistent with researchers' expectations, participants served less than the target serving size of soup into the smaller bowls, and they served more into the larger bowls...