In that a deficit of magnesium increases the risk of cardiac arrhythmias, Liana C Del Gobbo, from the Harvard School of Public Health (Massachusetts, USA), and colleagues studied whether circulating levels of magnesium influence the risk of cardiovascular diseases. The researchers reviewed completed a meta-analysis of 16 clinical studies involving a total of 313,041 subjects. The data revealed that for every 0.2 mmol/L increment in circulating magnesium, a 30% lower risk of cardiovascular disease resulted. Observing that: " Circulating and dietary magnesium are inversely associated with [cardiovascular disease] risk,” the study authors urge for “clinical trials to evaluate the potential role of magnesium in the prevention of with [cardiovascular disease]and [ischemic heart disease]”.
Liana C Del Gobbo, Fumiaki Imamura, Jason HY Wu, Marcia C de Oliveira Otto, Stephanie E Chiuve, Dariush Mozaffarian. “Circulating and dietary magnesium and risk of cardiovascular disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies.” Am J Clin Nutr., July 2013.
In four out of ten cases, long-term psychological stress leads to some form of physical ailment, among middle-aged women.
“Heading” a soccer ball may cause trauma to the brain that can cause memory loss.
The molecule microRNA-146a (miR-146a) acts as a critical regulator and protector of hematopoietic stem cells, or HSCs) during chronic inflammation.
Increased circulating levels of magnesium may help to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 30%.
As compared to people whose diets include meats, fish, and eggs, those who consume a plant-based diet have lower rates of both death and diseases.
Coenzyme Q10 may reduce mortality rates due to heart failure by half.
Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily helps to reduce wrinkles and sagging skin.
Phosphatidylserine may improve the functioning of genes involved in Parkinson's disease and Familial Dysautonomia (FD).
Glucosamine and chondroitin may help to lower a person's risk of colorectal cancer.
Red and brown seaweed are rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids.
A group of researchers from Israel claim to have established an upper safe limit for vitamin D, the so-called sunshine vitamin.
Naturopathic therapies in conjunction with usual care may reduce a person’s risk factors for heart disease.
Heart failure costs are projected to more than double in the next 20 years, as the US population ages and the incidence of the condition climbs.
Elevated hair cortisol levels over time may correlate to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Easily distressed individuals may be at higher risk of heart disease.
Long-term exposure to fine particles of traffic pollution may increase a person’s risk of heart disease.
A high heart rate may be an independent risk factor for mortality, among fit men.
A diet rich in antioxidants may reduce a woman’s risk of heart failure by 42%.
Stroke and subclinical markers of vascular disease may be predicative of those older patients with type 2 diabetes who may develop cognitive decline.
Diets laden with fried and sweet foods, processed and red meats refined grains, and high-fat dairy products reduce a person's likelihood of achieving older ages
Tip #185 - The Cold Facts
A number of studies have suggested a role for vitamin D in innate immunity, including the prevention of respiratory tract infections (RTIs). Researchers from the University of Colorado (Colorado, USA) analyzed data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which involved 18,883 adults and adolescents between 1988 and 1994. The team found that people with the lowest average levels of Vitamin D in the blood were about 40% more likely to have a recent RTI, as compared to those with the highest Vitamin D blood levels . Further, low Vitamin D levels in people with asthma were associated with a five-time greater risk of RTI; and among COPD patients, RTIs were twice as common among those with Vitamin D deficiency.
Therapeutic Daily Dosing: Consult an anti-aging physician to determine the dosing that is appropriate for your medical needs.