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Dietary supplementation of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) helps to improve memory and reaction times, among healthy young men and women.
Combinations of estrogen-mimicking chemicals strongly distort hormone action found in the human body
Mindfulness meditation, which focuses the mind on the present, may help to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
Viral and bacterial infections may lead to compromised cognitive skills.
For each additional 7 g of daily dietary fiber consumed, a person may lower their risk of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke combined by 7%.
Evidence links shortened telomeres to the risk of developing heart disease, multiple sclerosis and various cancers.
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.
German researchers uncover how the Hydra appears to avoid showing signs of aging, with potential insights into the mechanisms of human aging.
An active lifestyle helps to reduce the risk of glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness around the world.
Researcher team from Britain and the United States find that people who leave education with fewer qualifications are prone to age more quickly.
University of Rochester (US) scientists discover how DNA maintenance is regulated, opening the door to interventions that may enhance the body’s natural preserv
Ensuring adequate intakes of selenium may reduce the risk of age-related diseases such as cancer and heart disease,
Polyphenols present in green tea exert a potent antioxidant effect that helps to counteract free radical damage to cells.
The "longevity" protein SIRT1, known for its life-spanning effects in different species, inhibits the development of a known precursor to prostate cancer
Slowing the activity of mitochondria promotes survival and enhances longevity, in a C. elegans (roundworm) model.
Whitehead Institute researchers show that the multi-component mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) in mammals is involved in the aging process
Boston University School of Medicine (US) researchers uncover the interaction between T-cells and monocytes that promotes a pro-inflammatory response.
Tip #145 - Mind the Micronutrient
An essential trace element which is necessary for growth and protein synthesis, selenium acts as an antioxidant to protect cells from free radical damage that may contribute to aging and many age-related diseases. Johns Hopkins University of Public Health (Maryland, USA) researchers studied more than 13,800 subjects for 12 years, and found that a modest selenium level, between 130 and 150 ng/mL, associated with a reduced risk of death from all causes, including cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Be sure to incorporate selenium-rich foods into your daily diet. Brazil nuts are the richest dietary source of selenium. The mineral is also found in organ meats, tuna, seafood, brewer's yeast, fresh garlic, mushrooms, wheat germ, and some whole grains.