Wild-caught “fatty fish” such as salmon, tuna, sardines, mackerel, and trout – is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, a compound that has been linked in previous studies to cardiovascular benefits, particularly benefits for reducing coronary heart disease risk. University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill (North Carolina, USA) researchers completed a meta-analysis of 16 published studies involving a total of 402,127 participants, with an average 12.8 years of follow-up. The team revealed that consuming five or more portions of fish per week associated with a 13% reduction in the risk of all types of stroke. The study authors conclude that: “Accumulated evidence generated from this meta-analysis suggests that fish intake may have a protective effect against the risk of stroke, particularly ischemic stroke."
P Xun, B Qin, Y Song, Y Nakamura, T Kurth, et al. “Fish consumption and risk of stroke and its subtypes: accumulative evidence from a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies.” European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 3 October 2012.
Increased dietary consumption of fish may lower stroke risk by up to 13%.
International Agency for Research on Cancer reports that cancer caused 7.6 million deaths in 2008, but its greater burden is in disability-adjusted life-years
Laboratory model supports theory that fat tissue creates an environment that is promotes tumor growth.
Eating a diet laden with carbohydrates raises the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment by four times; sugars raise that risk 1.5 times.
A strong social network, good self esteem, and a purpose in life correlate with increased bone mineral density.
Increased blood levels of Vitamin B-6 and Coenzyme Q10 associate with a reduced risk of coronary artery disease.
Analysis of data collected on 14,641 male physicians reveals the cancer preventive effect of long-term daily multivitamin supplementation.
University students who chew gum self-report reduced stress levels and greater productivity.
Soccer (football outside the US) helps men with high blood pressure to improve their fitness, normalize their blood pressure. and reduce their risk of stroke.
Found in green leafy vegetables, increased consumption of phylloquinone (Vitamin K1) may lower the risk of developing type-2 diabetes by as much as 51%.
Regional (US) stroke registry data suggests that stroke may be shifting from a disease of the elderly to a mid-life health concern.
Lycopene, an antioxidant compound that gives tomatoes their bright color, reduces the risk of stroke by up to 55%.
Meta-analysis of 34 studies indicates a significant association of shift work with myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke.
Researchers submit that by raising the Vitamin C recommended dietary allowance (RDA), cases of heart disease, stroke, and cancer might be slashed.
People with a history of mental illness are more likely to also have a chronic health condition, such as heart disease or diabetes.
One alcoholic drink a day may help lower stroke risk among women.
Having diabetes for ten years or more triples the risk of an ischemic stroke.
Flavanone, an antioxidant compound found abundantly in citrus fruits, may reduce stroke risk among women.
People with severe sleep apnea may have an increased risk of silent strokes and small lesions in the brain.
People who consume five more of green tea a day are at a lower risk of functional disabilities, most notably stroke, cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline,
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#72 - Sin of the Skin #3: Thin Skin
As we age, the skin becomes papery thin, and suffers from a decrease in oil gland activity (which also may cause skin to become dry). Largely a function of hormonal decline, you may benefit from a hormone replacement regimen. Consult an anti-aging physician, who will follow these guiding principles to design your hormone replacement therapy (HRT) regimen:
• Use natural, not synthetic, agents
• Select bioidentical hormones, which the body is able to use safely and efficiently
• Prescribe proper dosing (as stipulated by laboratory testing for deficits), not supraphysiologic dosing
• Conduct regular follow-up office visits and lab tests, to monitor progress