Tricia M. Leahey, Rena R. Wing. “A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study Testing Three Types of Health Coaches for Obesity Treatment: Professional, Peer, and Mentor.” Obesity, 25 June 2012.
Kirtan Kriya Meditation (KKM), a type of yoga, reduces inflammation – thereby curbing the stress response of caregivers to those affected by chronic diseases.
Damaged heart tissue of older heart failure patients was rejuvenated by stem cells modified by scientists at San Diego State University's Heart Institute.
Professional and peer health coaches provide ongoing support, accountability and information to promote behavior change.
Severe influenza and exposure to high-intensity vibrations raise a person’s risks of developing Parkinson's Disease later in life.
Increased intake of Vitamins C and E, and the mineral selenium, associate with lower incidence of pancreatic cancer.
Rush University (US) researcher reports that nearly 500,000 deaths in 2007 are attributable to the condition, factoring in chronic coexisting conditions.
Harvard Medical School (US) team urges that the elimination of physical inactivity could reduce global rates deaths by all causes by at least 5.3m annually.
Scientists at the University of Manchester (UK) have uncovered how the internal mechanisms in nerve cells wire the brain, paving the way to new avenues.
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.
Among overweight men who lost weight, the prevalence of hypogonadism (testosterone deficiency) decreased by almost 50%.
Long-term testosterone replacement therapy helped obese hypogonadal men lose an average of 36 pounds, and shed 3.5 inches from their waistline.
People who tend to carry excess weight around their middle have an increased risk of sudden cardiac death, say researchers.
Sleeping for more than nine hours a night may help to suppress some genetic factors that promote weight gain.
Impairment of Rev-Erb alpha, the gene responsible for the body’s internal clock, may prompt weight gain.
Danish study data reveals that an increase in BMI of 4 kg/m2 in life increases the risk of developing heart disease by 50%.
People who sleep six hours or less are at increased risk having a greater body mass index (BMI).
Swedish researchers report that people who are short on sleep experience greater levels of hunger.
Rose hip (Rosa canina) extract may help to reduce blood pressure and improve cholesterol, among obese men and women.
Daily supplements of strawberry powder may improve heart health measures, in obese men and women.
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28. Defend Against Atomic Pickpockets: Vitamin C
Antioxidant supplements (Vitamin A, C, E, and selenium) protect cells by neutralizing free radicals, atomic fragments that cause cellular destruction and produce metabolic waste.
Vitamin C raises "good" cholesterol (HDL), and prevents "bad" cholesterol (LDL) from oxidation, which subsequently prevents the build-up of athlerosclerotic plaques on the blood vessel wall that contribute to cardiovascular disease. In a study by University of California-Los Angeles School of Health, men who took vitamin C daily had a 45% lower risk of heart attack than men whose intake was less than the U.S. RDA.