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World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine & Regenerative Biomedical Technologies Showcases Innovations in Clinical Aging Intervention:
When short on time, aerobic training is better than resistance training.
Glucose appears to temper brain activity in regions that regulate appetite and reward -- but fructose does not.
Carotenoids – and particularly beta carotene, found abundantly in carrots, may help to reduce the risk of hip fractures, among lean men.
Elevated levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammatory disease, may associate with increased risk of psychological distress and depression.
Older athletes who engage in endurance training have longer telomere length, and maximal oxygen consumption positively associates with telomere length.
The rate of people who seek preventive cancer screenings has fallen over the last ten years in the United States.
Intensive lifestyle-based weight-loss interventions associate with a partial remission of diabetes.
High perceived stress associates with a moderately increased risk of incident coronary heart disease
Meals at which the entire family dines together encourage children to consume fruits and vegetables.
Fifteen new genetic regions associated with coronary artery disease have been identified by a large, international consortium of scientists.
Oregon State University (US) team reveals the biological mechanism by which zinc deficiency can develop with age, leading to a decline of the immune system
Anthocyanins, antioxidant pigments found in fruit and vegetables, have been found to improve the blood lipid profile of people with high cholesterol.
Following a simple meditation program can help to reduce loneliness and reduce the expression of inflammatory genes.
Rich in a variety of antioxidants, cocoa and green tea extracts help to reduce markers of oxidative stress and inflammation, in overweight men and women.
Kirtan Kriya Meditation (KKM), a type of yoga, reduces inflammation – thereby curbing the stress response of caregivers to those affected by chronic diseases.
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an antioxidant compound found abundantly in green tea, helps to improve blood pressure, and blood sugar levels.
Adults who are exposed to secondhand smoke have higher rates of obesity and Type 2 diabetes.
Snacking on raisins three times a day may significantly lower post-meal glucose levels.
Omega-3 fatty acid supplements can lower inflammation in healthy, but overweight, middle-aged and older adults.
#103 - Is the Bed to Blame?
The bed is not merely a home furnishing, it is an integral part of your sleep environment:
If you share a bed, both of you may sleep best in a king-size bed, particularly if your bed partner is prone to tossing and turning or has restless leg syndrome. Two adults in a double- or queen- size bed have as much horizontal space as a baby does in a crib!
A properly selected and maintained mattress provides positive resistance to the sleeper’s body weight. Goldilocks was right:
A mattress that is too firm will not provide even body support, tending instead to support only at the body’s heaviest parts (shoulders and hips).
A mattress that is too soft will not keep the spine in proper alignment with the rest of the body. As a result, your muscles will work throughout the night to straighten the spine, leading to aches and pains in the morning.
Rotate your mattress and turn it over every 2 to 3 months to reduce sags, imprints, bumps, and valleys.
The foundation part of the bed (box spring) extends the life of the mattress. It absorbs the major portion of the stress and weight placed on the sleep surface.