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Exposure to sunlight associates with a decreased incidence of rheumatoid arthritis, among women.
An eight-week long program involving the consumption of 40 g of soybean protein a day improved biomarkers of inflammation and adipocytokines.
Indulging in a small food treat yields as much psychological satisfaction as a larger portion.
By modulating the biological pathways involved in inflammation, humulones and bittering acids found in beer may beneficially impact diabetes and other diseases.
Older adults may improve their decision making and working memory simply by maintaining a positive mood.
Silibinin, the extract of milk thistle, kills skin cells mutated by UVA radiation - which makes up about 95% of the sun’s radiation that reaches Earth.
Alternate walking and running to save energy, maintain endurance.
Tomorrow's life-saving medications may currently be living at the bottom of the sea.
Vegetarians are less likely to develop ischemic heart disease, as compared to those who eat meat.
Cells that are likely to develop into tumors exhibit a particular bioelectric signature.
The compound thymol, extracted from thyme, works synergistically with conventional antifungal medications to boost their efficacy.
Supplementation with chlorella, a single-cell green algae cultivated for its bioactive substances, increases Natural Killer (NK) cell activity.
Drinking cranberry juice or taking cranberry supplements associates with a protective effect against urinary tract infection (UTI).
Certain strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa cause white blood cells to produce very high levels of histamine, which in turn leads to inflammation, a hallmark symp
As compared to whole cranberries, cranberry juice is effective at preventing biofilm formation, the precursor to infection.
German team reports that a liquid extract from black elderberry may inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria involved in upper respiratory tract infections.
Species loss in ecosystems such as forests and fields results in increases in pathogens, or disease-causing organisms.
People who are physically fit and active contract fewer and milder colds.
Daily supplementation of probiotics may significantly reduce the incidence of acquiring the common cold, and slash the duration and extent of symptoms.
Drying hands properly is vital in order to prevent the spread of bacteria.
Tip #127 - Delay Death with Vitamin D
The therapeutic role of vitamin D, "the sunshine vitamin," for bone health, has become well established. A number of recent studies now link vitamin D deficiency to adverse health consequences such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and some infectious diseases.
Johns Hopkins University (Maryland, USA) researchers reported that low blood levels of Vitamin D are associated with a 26% increased risk of death from any cause. The team analyzed data collected on 13,331 adults during a 6-year period after which the subjects were followed for 9 years. People with Vitamin D levels of less than 17.8 ng/mL had a 26% increased rate of death from any cause, compared to people with the highest Vitamin D levels (more than 32.1 ng/mL).
Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (Massachusetts, USA) reported that those individuals taking vitamin D supplements are at a 7% lower risk of death, as compared to those who did not supplement.
As well, Vitamin D inhibits the body’s inflammatory response and thus reduces the turnover of leukocytes (a type of white blood cell). The length of the leukocyte telomere (the endcap of the chromosome) is a predictor of aging-related disease, whereby it shortens as a result of increased inflammation. A team from King's College, London School of Medicine (United Kingdom) found that people with longer telomeres have higher levels of Vitamin D stored in their bodies. The team reports that: “The difference … was … equivalent to five years of telomeric aging,” suggesting that people who have higher levels of vitamin D may age more slowly than people with lower levels.