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Swedish researchers submit that social, mental, and physical engagement help to preserve cognitive performance in aging.
Danish study data reveals that an increase in BMI of 4 kg/m2 in life increases the risk of developing heart disease by 50%.
Lifting less weight more times is just as effective at building muscle as training with heavy weights.
People with age-related macular degeneration may be at up to 50% increased risk for both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.
Carvacrol, a compound found in oregano, is shown to induce prostate cancer cell death.
People who live in city centers are twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery calcification, a common precursor to heart disease.
The high acidity levels in sports and energy drinks erode tooth enamel.
Rich in antioxidants, blueberries and strawberries may delay memory decline in older women by 2.5 years.
Teens who consumed 35 grams of protein at breakfast reported greater feelings of fullness and showed improved hormone responses.
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276. Positively Healthy
Previously, a number of studies have suggested that people who are optimistic tend to enjoy better health. A team from the University of Kentucky (Kentucky, USA) has found that people with optimistic attitudes may have a stronger positive immune response. The team enrolled 124 first-year law school students, and assessed them at five times over six months. Each subject was surveyed as to their levels of optimism and injected with a substance to summon an immune response; two days later, the subjects returned to have the injection site measured...