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A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids may help to lessen neurodegeneration caused by eating junk food.
Mice injected with a hormone called growth differentiation factor 11 (GDF11) experience a reversal in signs of cardiac aging.
Taking a daily dose of the pine bark extract pycnogenol may help to improve risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome.
Many women in their 40s are still have regular breast cancer screenings despite national guidelines recommending otherwise.
Giving children at elementary school an extra 60 minute gym class each week significantly reduces their risk of being obese by fifth-grade.
Scientists warn that many kinds of cinnamon-flavored foods contain a cheaper form of the spice that contains a substance that may cause liver damage.
The amount of salt in processed food and food from fast food restaurants is still at dangerously high levels, say researchers.
People who suffer from depression are significantly more likely to contract this hospital-acquired infection.
Study results suggest that eating a combination of tomatoes and soy foods offers the most effective protection against prostate cancer.
People with a parent who has early atherosclerosis of the aorta have a significantly increased risk of developing the disease.
A group of researchers from Israel claim to have established an upper safe limit for vitamin D, the so-called sunshine vitamin.
Naturopathic therapies in conjunction with usual care may reduce a person’s risk factors for heart disease.
Heart failure costs are projected to more than double in the next 20 years, as the US population ages and the incidence of the condition climbs.
Elevated hair cortisol levels over time may correlate to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Easily distressed individuals may be at higher risk of heart disease.
Long-term exposure to fine particles of traffic pollution may increase a person’s risk of heart disease.
A high heart rate may be an independent risk factor for mortality, among fit men.
A diet rich in antioxidants may reduce a woman’s risk of heart failure by 42%.
Stroke and subclinical markers of vascular disease may be predicative of those older patients with type 2 diabetes who may develop cognitive decline.
Diets laden with fried and sweet foods, processed and red meats refined grains, and high-fat dairy products reduce a person's likelihood of achieving older ages
Tip #179 - Swimming in Good Reasons
Researchers from the University of South Carolina (South Carolina, USA) analyzed data collected on 40,547 men, ages 20 to 90 years, for the period 1971–2003. The team found that swimmers had 53%, 50%, and 49% lower all-cause mortality risk than did men who were sedentary, walkers, or runners, respectively. In addition, swimmers demonstrated greater cardiorespiratory fitness than walkers and sedentary people.
Consult your anti-aging physician to assess the level of fitness appropriate to your medical needs; s/he will help design an exercise regimen tailored for you.