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Amidst growing concerns about health and eating right, fresh fruit is the top snack food consumed in the United States.
A cocktail of three specific genes can reprogram cells in the scars caused by heart attacks into functioning muscle cells.
Meta-analysis involving 91,000+ subjects reports that taking a daily multivitamin/multimineral supplement does not raise the risk of death.
Late-life depression associates with prevalent mild cognitive impairment and an increased risk of dementia.
Gazpacho, the cold vegetable soup, may help to reduce high blood pressure (hypertension) by as much as 27%.
Whereas obesity associates with an increased risk of death, being modestly overweight may have protective effects.
When short on time, aerobic training is better than resistance training.
Glucose appears to temper brain activity in regions that regulate appetite and reward -- but fructose does not.
Carotenoids – and particularly beta carotene, found abundantly in carrots, may help to reduce the risk of hip fractures, among lean men.
Elevated levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammatory disease, may associate with increased risk of psychological distress and depression.
Spouses of people who have a sudden heart attack are at increased risk of depression, anxiety, and suicide, even if their partner survives.
Psychological stress and depression can cause the loss of brain volume, thereby contributing to emotional and cognitive impairment.
Low levels of vitamin B-6 and B-12 are associated with an increased risk of impaired cognition.
People who survive a heart attack, but are depressed, face a difficult recovery prognosis.
Older women who get more exercise and watch less television time are less likely to be diagnosed with depression.
Self-determined motivation and perceived competence are important factors in persuading seniors to exercise more.
Harvard University (US) team reports that being depressed may increase a person’s risk of stroke and stroke death.
Sleeping for 6-9 hours nightly not only improves self-rated quality of life, but lowers the person’s scores of depression.
Daily omega-3 supplements may reduce the occurrence of the symptoms of depression in elderly women.
#105 - Not So Fine
Fine particles, that is particulate matter in the air measuring less than 2.5 microns in diameter, can cause serious health problems. According to the American Lung Association, "tens of thousands of premature deaths each year are attributed to fine particle air pollution," microscopic substances such as acid aerosols, organic chemicals, metals, and carbon soot.