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Small amounts of activity – 1 or 2-minutes at a time that add up to 30 minutes a day – may be as beneficial as longer bouts of structured exercise.
Short-term use of folic acid supplements is unlikely to substantially increase or decrease overall cancer risk.
Rich in catechins green tea supplements may help protect skin against sunburn and the longer-term effects of ultraviolet damage.
Regular consumption of deep-fried foods associates with an increased risk of prostate cancer.
Yoga has positive effects on mild depression and sleep complaints, and improves symptoms associated with schizophrenia and ADHD.
People who snore tend to have thickening or abnormalities in the carotid artery, which may be a precursor to atherosclerosis.
Consumption of eggs does not associate with an increased risk of heart disease or stroke.
Low levels of vitamin D associate with an increased risk of depression, in midlife.
Among healthy adults, simple changes in diet can be effective in reducing inflammation in as little as six weeks.
Bisphenol S (BPS), a purported replacement for Bisphenol A (BPA) may be just a significant hormone disruptor and disrupt patterns of cell growth.
When coupled with an energy-restricted diet, calcium and vitamin D supplementation helps people to lose significantly more body fat.
Increased intakes of riboflavin (vitamin B2) and pyridoxine (vitamin B6) associate with significant reductions in the risk of colorectal cancer, among women.
Meta-analysis involving 91,000+ subjects reports that taking a daily multivitamin/multimineral supplement does not raise the risk of death.
Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids may postpone the onset of metabolic disorders and associated declines in cognitive functions.
Daily supplementation of aged garlic extract helps to reduce blood pressure, in people with uncontrolled systolic hypertension.
Review confirms the value of omega-3 fatty acids in reducing the risk of heart disease.
Daily supplements of curcumin may match exercise, in relation to cardiovascular health benefits among postmenopausal women.
Increased consumption of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), an omega-3 fatty acid, helps to lower the risk of anxiety.
Dietary supplementation of omega-3 fatty acids boosts working memory, among healthy young adults.
Largest study to-date of extract of Echinacea purpurea suggests its efficacy to ward off the common cold.
Tip #120 - The New Circle of Life
A 2005 study by Merrill Lynch found that 77% of men and women ages 40 to 58 plan to work in retirement. Some of these people will become consultants in the industry in which they worked all their lives, while others will embark on a completely new career. A retirement job can boost your nest egg significantly. Assuming you retire at age 65, work two days a week earning 40% of what you earned before retiring, you can increase your savings by 30% over a five-year period (assumes 6% annual return and an annual inflation rate of 3%). Working during retirement also helps to maintain a social network that has been found to be key in maintaining a meaningful life.