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Among healthy people, vitamin D supplementation influences gene expression involved biologic functions.
Office workers carry biomarker of TDCPP - chlorinated tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate, or 'chlorinated tris' – a known cancer causing endocrine disruptor.
Parkinson's Disease patients who practice tai chi enjoy greater limits of stability and better sensory organization.
A stroke or transient ischemic attack by age 50 at least triples mortality risk over the subsequent decades.
Oleocanthal, a compound in olive oil, protects nerve cells from the insults that typify Alzheimer’s Disease.
Smoking, obesity, and diabetes may raise a person’s risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.
Proteins found in soybeans may inhibit the growth of colon, liver, and lung cancers.
The top 20% of burnt-out employees are at dramatically increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD).
A program of daily physical education in school-age years may associate with lower bone fracture risks with aging.
Alzheimer’s Disease presently afflicts 5.2 million Americans with the number swelling to 13.8 million by 2050
The type of jobs people have may increase their risk for developing asthma.
An international study reports a link between passive smoking and syndromes of dementia.
Triclosan, an antibacterial chemical found in numerous personal care products, may contribute to an increased risk of allergy development in children.
The antibiotic-resistant “superbug” methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is prevalent at several US wastewater treatment plants.
Two United Nations agencies have mapped the intersection of health and climate in an age of global warming.
Long-term exposure to fine particulate matter decreases flow-mediated brachial artery dilation.
People who are exposed to mold in their homes could be at an increased risk for sarcoidosis, a chronic inflammatory lung disease.
High noise levels can put people at-risk of annoyance as well as sleep disturbance, both of which can have serious health consequences.
People with severe coronary artery disease have been found to have higher-than-normal levels of the plastic bisphenol-A (BPA) in their urine.
Roofers and road construction workers who use hot asphalt experience elevated blood high levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).
Tip #144 - Veggies Vex Diabetes
Type-2 diabetes affects upwards of 5% of the world’s population, and the number of cases is projected to rise in the coming decades, due to factors such as aging, obesity, and the pervasiveness of a sedentary lifestyle. Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center (Tennessee, USA) researchers followed 64,000 women residing in China, ages 40 to 70 years, for nearly 5 years, assessing their daily fruit and vegetable intakes and tracking the onset of diabetes. Those women who consumed the most vegetables -- averaging 428 grams, or 15 ounces, daily – were at 28% lower risk of developing the disease.
Researchers from Addenbrooke's Hospital (United Kingdom) followed 21,831 men and women, ages 40 to 75 years at the study’s start, for a 12-year period. The team found that men and women with the highest blood levels of vitamin C (reflecting a high fruit and vegetable intake) were at 62% reduced risk of developing type-2 diabetes, as compared to those with the lowest blood levels.
Not only rich sources of fiber, antioxidants, and magnesium, vegetables contain diabetes-reducing compounds such as phytates, lignans, and isoflavones. While the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends that women ages 19-50 years consume 2 ½ cups of veggies daily, and men ages 19-50 years consume 3 cups daily, anti-aging physicians recommend doubling those amounts. » MORE