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The precepts of the anti-aging lifestyle – including healthy diet, exercise, and not smoking – help people to maintain physical and cogn
Vascular health, and thereby cardiac and cognitive functioning, may benefit from supplementation with the antioxidant compound found in red wine and red grapes.
Exerting a beneficial effect on blood pressure, a diet rich in vegetables may extend life expectancy by nine years or more.
T cells become more responsive in exercising cancer survivors weeks after chemotherapy ends.
Increased dietary consumption of fish may lower stroke risk by up to 13%.
International Agency for Research on Cancer reports that cancer caused 7.6 million deaths in 2008, but its greater burden is in disability-adjusted life-years
Laboratory model supports theory that fat tissue creates an environment that is promotes tumor growth.
Eating a diet laden with carbohydrates raises the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment by four times; sugars raise that risk 1.5 times.
A strong social network, good self esteem, and a purpose in life correlate with increased bone mineral density.
Increased blood levels of Vitamin B-6 and Coenzyme Q10 associate with a reduced risk of coronary artery disease.
Found in green leafy vegetables, increased consumption of phylloquinone (Vitamin K1) may lower the risk of developing type-2 diabetes by as much as 51%.
Sitting for protracted periods of time increases risk of diabetes, heart disease, and death.
A regular exercise program that focuses on intensity of activity, rather than duration, may significantly reduce the risk of markers implicated in diabetes
Daily supplements of curcumin, the pigment that gives the curry spice turmeric its yellow color, help to lower cholesterol levels and markers of inflammation.
Low-dose aspirin may help forestall cognitive decline, among elderly women at high cardiovascular risk.
A diet rich antioxidant vitamins helps to reduce the risk of heart attacks, in women.
Anthocyanins, antioxidant pigments found in fruit and vegetables, have been found to improve the blood lipid profile of people with high cholesterol.
Regular consumption of olive oil may help to reduce cardiovascular risk by improving the function of cells that line the blood vessels.
Daily consumption of dried apples for six months lowers total cholesterol by 13%, and LDL ("bad") cholesterol by 24%, among postmenopausal women.
Damaged heart tissue of older heart failure patients was rejuvenated by stem cells modified by scientists at San Diego State University's Heart Institute.
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#75 - Broccoli on the Brain
Broccoli is high in lignans, a phytoestrogen compound that has been shown to benefit cognitive kills (thinking, reasoning, remembering, imagining, and learning words. A 2005 study by researchers at King's College London (United Kingdom) revealed that broccoli also is high in glucosinolates, a group of compounds that can halt the decline of the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, which is necessary for the central nervous system to perform properly (low levels of acetylcholine are common in those with Alzheimer's Disease)...