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Purple corn anthocyanins inhibit multiple pathways involved in the development of diabetic nephropathy, a common cause of end-stage kidney disease.
The number of obese adults, related disease rates and health care costs, are on course to increase dramatically in the United States over the next 20 years.
Consuming 1 serving of low-fat diet yogurt every 3 days may lower the risk of incident hypertension (high blood pressure).
Being stressed on the job associates with nearly a 25% increased risk of coronary heart disease, reports a meta-analysis of large-scale European study data.
Meta-analysis reaffirms that acupuncture provides more relief from various types of chronic pain than does usual care and should be considered a valid therapeut
High noise levels can put people at-risk of annoyance as well as sleep disturbance, both of which can have serious health consequences.
People who read the nutrition and ingredient labels on food products gain less weight over time.
A daily glass of red wine for four weeks significantly improved insulin resistance in men at-risk of heart disease.
Consuming more cruciferous vegetables – such as brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, and bok choy – may slash a woman’s risk of breast cancer by 15%.
The very elderly and frail can enjoy the benefits of exercise in terms of their physical and cognitive faculties and quality of life after only three months.
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.
People who struggle to fall or stay asleep almost every night are 30% to 45% more likely to have an acute myocardial infarction.
Elderly women who suffer from sleep apnea are about twice as likely to develop dementia in the next five years.
Sleeping for 6-9 hours nightly not only improves self-rated quality of life, but lowers the person’s scores of depression.
Habitually staying up late at night and sleeping in late each morning is a risk factor for weight gain.
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50. When Every Drop Counts
Donating your blood can actually do you more good than anyone else who might receive it. Excess iron is thought to be a leading contributor to cancer and heart attacks. An excessive level of iron in your body is one of the most potent ways that your body oxidizes, or prematurely ages (think of your body as an apple, and the iron causing the discoloration when the fruit is exposed to air).