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Sitting for protracted periods of time increases risk of diabetes, heart disease, and death.
Regional (US) stroke registry data suggests that stroke may be shifting from a disease of the elderly to a mid-life health concern.
A regular exercise program that focuses on intensity of activity, rather than duration, may significantly reduce the risk of markers implicated in diabetes
By keeping the lungs healthy, people may increase their retention of cognitive functions as they age.
Lycopene, an antioxidant compound that gives tomatoes their bright color, reduces the risk of stroke by up to 55%.
Increased magnesium in the diet may reduce the risk of developing colon cancer.
Economists and public health researchers report that happiness and mental health are highest among people who eat seven portions of fruit and vegetables a day.
The compound thymol, extracted from thyme, works synergistically with conventional antifungal medications to boost their efficacy.
Daily supplements of curcumin, the pigment that gives the curry spice turmeric its yellow color, help to lower cholesterol levels and markers of inflammation.
As little as 6 months of exercise can improve memory, language, thinking and judgment problems by almost 50%, in people affected by stroke.
Kansas State University (US) team has developed a simple blood test that can accurately detect the beginning stages of cancer.
Researchers created a membrane-bounded vesicle formed of peptides that may serve as a drug delivery system to safely treat cancer and neurodegenerative diseases
Consuming more cruciferous vegetables – such as brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, and bok choy – may slash a woman’s risk of breast cancer by 15%.
A class of drugs taken by approximately 20% of diabetics has been shown to significantly increase the risk of developing bladder cancer.
Nanoparticles, bound to compounds found in tea leaves, reduced tumors by 80%, in a lab animal model.
Researchers submit that by raising the Vitamin C recommended dietary allowance (RDA), cases of heart disease, stroke, and cancer might be slashed.
Physical activity – either mild or intense and before or after menopause – may reduce breast cancer risk, but substantial weight gain may negate these benefits.
Fetal exposure to the plastic additive BPA has been shown to alter mammary gland development and plays a role in the development of breast cancer in humans.
Carvacrol, a compound found in oregano, is shown to induce prostate cancer cell death.
Swedish researchers report that cadmium, present agricultural crops as a result of farm fertilizers, is linked to an increased incidence of breast cancers.
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#67 - Strength for Life
While aerobic exercise is important to keep weight within a healthy range and improve the cardiovascular system, strength training is just as important. Strength training, also referred to as resistance training, enables men and women at any age to improve their overall health and fitness by increasing muscular strength, endurance, and bone density. This particular type of physical activity also improves insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism...