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Demographic analysis suggests a link between the month of a person’s birth and his/her potential longevity.
Johns Hopkins researchers successfully use nanoscale artificial fiber scaffolds to help coax stem cells into developing into cartilage.
Supplementation with a polyphenol-rich grape powder reduces inflammatory markers involved in cellular damage.
High job strain and active jobs correlate to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, among women.
Fragmented or interrupted sleep may predict future placement in a nursing home or assisted living facility, among older women.
Hyperhydration, rather than dehydration, may pose an underestimated health risk to athletes.
Among women, increased concentrations of phthalates in the body may raise risk of type-2 diabetes.
Nanoparticles, bound to compounds found in tea leaves, reduced tumors by 80%, in a lab animal model.
Green plants reduce city street pollution, cutting nitrogen dioxide (NO2) by 40% and particulate matter (PM) by 60%.
Innovative protocol converts cord blood cells into neuron-like cells that may prove valuable for the treatment of a wide range of neurological conditions.
The longer you drive to work, the more likely you are to be overweight and have high blood pressure.
Eating tree nuts helps to lower body weight and body mass index, while improving cholesterol levels and markers of inflammation.
Regular physical activity associates with positive health outcomes, particularly for women.
Among older people with glucose intolerance, daily resveratrol supplementation improved insulin sensitivity and reduced post-meal spikes in blood sugar.
An increased risk for colorectal cancer may exist among older women with high levels of serum glucose.
A diet high in fiber, but not necessarily low in saturated fat or cholesterol, associates with lower risks of heart disease and type II diabetes, in adolescents
Drinking a barley extract-enriched beverage may help to improve insulin sensitivity and prevent against type 2 diabetes.
Walking, jogging, and cycling may be key in the battle against metabolic syndrome, whereas resistance training has little impact.
Daily supplements of L-carnitine, an amino acid, may improve how the body handles glucose, and prevent spikes in blood sugar levels.
Consuming high-phosphate foods, such as biscuits, cakes, and sweets, increases cholesterol deposits on arterial walls, in a lab animal model.
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25. Defend Against Atomic Pickpockets: Vitamin A
Antioxidant supplements (Vitamin A, C, E, and selenium) protect cells by neutralizing free radicals, atomic fragments that cause cellular destruction and produce metabolic waste.
Numerous studies point to the value of Vitamin A in boosting immunity, as it enhances Th2 [T-helper cell type 2] mediated immune responses, necessary for fighting bacterial and parasitic infections. In addition, several studies have shown that vitamin A is a potent stimulator of growth hormone production.