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The extent of a person’s energy expenditure is a key determinant in risk reductions for hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, and coronary heart disease
Printer generates material that can perform some of the basic functions of the cells inside the human body.
Vitamin D is vital for efficient muscle performance and may help to boost energy levels.
Living near asphalt that is sealed with coal tar may raise a person’s risk of getting cancer, with the greatest potential effect in young children.
Daily consumption of flaxseed may decrease insulin resistance and help reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes, among pre-diabetic men and women.
Lower levels of testosterone are predictive of rheumatoid factor (RF)-negative rheumatoid arthritis (RA), among men.
Women who consume walnuts regularly may reduce their risks of type-2 diabetes by as much as 24%.
Decreased levels of the hormone melatonin may be linked to the development of type 2 diabetes.
Consuming two servings of fatty fish per week may add as much as two extra years of lifespan.
Pharmaceuticals commonly found in the environment are disrupting streams, with unknown impacts on aquatic life and water quality.
Bisphenol A (BPA) associates with increased levels of albumin in the urine, potentially signaling renal impairment and kidney disease.
Meals at which the entire family dines together encourage children to consume fruits and vegetables.
Eating a choline-rich diet during pregnancy may help mothers to reduce their child’s risk of developing high blood pressure and/or diabetes in adulthood.
Female athletes perform worse than males on visual memory tests, and report more symptoms postconcussion.
Men and women who have a high body mass index (BMI) for a long period of time are at an increased risk of type-2 diabetes
Vigorous exercise raises osteocalcin levels, a hormone associated with bone heath, insulin sensitivity and fat stores.
The risk of coronary heart disease in middle age is moderately higher for men and women who grew up in adverse family settings.
High blood pressure (hypertension) may affect 19% of young adults in the United States.
Researchers have found that children who spend more time in front of a TV or computer instead of playing outdoors have narrower arteries in their eyes.
The way we live directly affects the human body as well as the human lifespan.
Tip #153 - Fit with Fiber
Soluble fiber is found in foods such as oat/oat bran, dried beans and peas, nuts, barley, flax seed, fruits such as oranges and apples, vegetables such as carrots, and psyllium husk. It binds with fatty acids and prolongs stomach emptying time so that sugar is released and absorbed more slowly. Researchers from Hospital Universitari de Sant Joan (Spain) randomly assigned 200 overweight or obese study subjects to receive a daily soluble fiber supplement (comprised of Plantago ovata husk and glucomannan) two or three times a day, or placebo, for 16 weeks. At the end of the study, weight loss was higher in both fiber groups (4.52 and 4.60 kg lost, respectively), compared to the placebo group (0.79 kg weight loss). Additionally, LDL (low-density, “bad”) cholesterol levels decreased by 0.38 and 0.24 mmol/l in the fiber-supplemented groups, and the ratio of total cholesterol to HDL (high-density, “good")-cholesterol, and HDL to LDL, were also improved.
The recommended intake of fiber is 25 grams per day. To meet this, eat at least 5 servings of fruits & vegetables as well as at least 6 servings of grain products per day (at least 3 of which are whole grains). Your waistline, as well as cardiovascular health, will both benefit.