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Canadian team reports that taking music lessons before the age of 7 years helps to create stronger connections in the brain.
Higher levels of thrombogenic microvesicles may raise the risk of developing white matter hyperintensities (WMH) in the brain, among postmenopausal women, blood
Marital quality may play key, yet under identified, role in patients’ health.
Two common perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) – present in products such as fabrics and personal care products – may raise the risk of osteoarthritis.
Vitamin C seems to be particularly beneficial for people under heavy physical stress, with data suggesting it can halve the incidence of the common cold.
Among first-born children, New Zealand researchers report reduced insulin effectiveness and higher blood pressure.
Zinc may effect a key role in activation of a transcription factor, MF-[kappa]B , essential for proper immune function.
Concerns and anxieties about a person’s close relationships may be a chronic stressor that can compromise immunity.
Tannin compounds –a type of plant antioxidant that is found abundantly in cranberries, help to slow starch digestion.
Analysis across large-scale studies suggests that baseline high-sensitivity C-reactive protein associates with development of age-related macular degeneration.
Higher dietary intake of pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) associates with reduced risk of hip fracture, among women.
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.
Tip #131 - Shake the Salt Habit
In the western world, people consume on-average 10 to 12 grams of salt daily, mostly unknowingly as salt is frequently added by food producers/manufacturers, if not by the individual when cooking or serving foods. While salt is a vital nutrient involved in many body functions, overconsumption can markedly raise blood pressure, putting people at-risk for a fatal cardiovascular event.
On a global scale, reducing salt intake around the world by 15% could prevent almost 9 million deaths. Researchers from Kings Fund London (United Kingdom) analyzed low- and middle-income countries, which carry 80% of the world's burden for chronic disease. While they found that simple dietary changes could reduce salt intake by 30%, a 15% reduction in salt intake was found to potentially correlate to saving 8.5 million lives from cardiovascular deaths.
Aim to reduce your consumption of processed and prepared foods, which are common sources of high concentrations of salt.