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Consuming two servings of fatty fish per week may add as much as two extra years of lifespan.
Pharmaceuticals commonly found in the environment are disrupting streams, with unknown impacts on aquatic life and water quality.
Among people with Metabolic Syndrome, green tea may confer antioxidant protection key to cardiovascular health.
Extended light exposure due to lack of sleep can impair the body’s internal clock and adversely affect metabolism.
Dietary supplementation of Vitamin D may slow the neurodegenerative effects of Parkinson’s Disease, among those afflicted who have a particular genotype.
The swelling aging population may accelerate the financial costs of dementia to surpass those of heart disease and cancer.
With continuing scientific evidence attesting to heart health benefits of fish oil, a new meta-study attributes the effects to a favorable influence on heart ra
Japanese researchers innovate a metabolic assessment designed to detect pancreatic cancer in its early stages.
By lowering abdominal fat when used in place of other selected oil blends, canola oil may be a simple dietary approach to reduce a person’s risk of Metabolic Sy
The graying of America is projected to dramatically drive up the numbers of cancer survivors – and the associated healthcare costs – in the next decade.
National Sleep Foundation encourages routine exercise to achieve the best quality sleep.
Dysfunctional pathway may explain the relationship between brain deterioration, sleep disruption and memory loss as we age.
Yoga has positive effects on mild depression and sleep complaints, and improves symptoms associated with schizophrenia and ADHD.
Norway team reports on the costs of insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea on long-term sick leave.
Fragmented or interrupted sleep may predict future placement in a nursing home or assisted living facility, among older women.
Difficulty falling or remaining asleep puts people at increased likelihood of developing high blood pressure.
Men and women with obstructive sleep apnea are at elevated risk for major depression.
Not getting enough sleep may lead to weight gain.
People sleep significantly better and feel more alert during the day if they get at least 150 minutes of exercise a week.
Middle-aged and older women with sleep problems may be at greater risk for fibromyalgia.
Tip #151 - The Benefits of Testosterone Replacement in Aging Men
Testosterone levels in men decrease gradually over time, due to factors such as reduced activity, nutritional deficiency, diabetes, and HGH deficiency. This phenomenon is sometimes referred to as andropause. By age 60, many men have less than half the level of testosterone as they did when they were in their teens. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can help men to:
• Improve bone health: Osteoporosis, a disease that thins and weakens the bones to the point that they become fragile and break easily, is estimated to affect 2 million men, with 3 million more are at-risk. University of Texas Medical Branch (Texas, USA) researchers found that TRT reduced bone turnover and exerted a protective effect on existing bone mass.
• Improves risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes: Bayer Schering Pharma (Germany) researchers reported that TRT significantly reduced waist circumference, total cholesterol, LDL (low-density, "bad”) cholesterol, triglycerides, and body mass index; TRT also increased HDL (“good”) cholesterol. In a related study, the same team found that metabolic risk factors improved with TRT.