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The extent of a person’s energy expenditure is a key determinant in risk reductions for hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, and coronary heart disease
Printer generates material that can perform some of the basic functions of the cells inside the human body.
Vitamin D is vital for efficient muscle performance and may help to boost energy levels.
Living near asphalt that is sealed with coal tar may raise a person’s risk of getting cancer, with the greatest potential effect in young children.
Daily consumption of flaxseed may decrease insulin resistance and help reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes, among pre-diabetic men and women.
Lower levels of testosterone are predictive of rheumatoid factor (RF)-negative rheumatoid arthritis (RA), among men.
Women who consume walnuts regularly may reduce their risks of type-2 diabetes by as much as 24%.
Decreased levels of the hormone melatonin may be linked to the development of type 2 diabetes.
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.
Men who have Metabolic Syndrome may be at increased risk of diagnosis and death from prostate cancer.
Curcumin, the spice compound that gives curry its yellow color and pungent flavor, may inhibit formation of metastases, in a lab model of prostate cancer.
Eating red meat that has been cooked at high temperatures has been shown to significantly increase the risk of developing prostate cancer.
More than 6% of Americans ages 70 to 89 develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI) every year, and the condition appears to affect men more than women.
Study results suggest that men who take a daily vitamin E supplement may increase their risk of prostate cancer.
Married men with two or more children may be at significantly lower risk for having a fatal cardiovascular event
Being born and raised in a major urban area is associated with greater lifetime risk for anxiety and mood disorders.
Levels of nine specific proteins that decline with age can be reversed by testosterone treatment, suggesting beneficial effects for aging men.
Harvard researchers report that increased intakes of vitamin D associate with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease in men.
Sulforaphane, one of the primary phytochemicals in broccoli, selectively targets and kills cancer cells while leaving normal prostate cells healthy.
Tip #153 - Fit with Fiber
Soluble fiber is found in foods such as oat/oat bran, dried beans and peas, nuts, barley, flax seed, fruits such as oranges and apples, vegetables such as carrots, and psyllium husk. It binds with fatty acids and prolongs stomach emptying time so that sugar is released and absorbed more slowly. Researchers from Hospital Universitari de Sant Joan (Spain) randomly assigned 200 overweight or obese study subjects to receive a daily soluble fiber supplement (comprised of Plantago ovata husk and glucomannan) two or three times a day, or placebo, for 16 weeks. At the end of the study, weight loss was higher in both fiber groups (4.52 and 4.60 kg lost, respectively), compared to the placebo group (0.79 kg weight loss). Additionally, LDL (low-density, “bad”) cholesterol levels decreased by 0.38 and 0.24 mmol/l in the fiber-supplemented groups, and the ratio of total cholesterol to HDL (high-density, “good")-cholesterol, and HDL to LDL, were also improved.
The recommended intake of fiber is 25 grams per day. To meet this, eat at least 5 servings of fruits & vegetables as well as at least 6 servings of grain products per day (at least 3 of which are whole grains). Your waistline, as well as cardiovascular health, will both benefit.