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Salk Institute (US) scientists reveal a physiological mechanism that may link diabetes to Alzheimer's Disease.
Legumes such as beans, chickpeas, and lentils help to improve glycemic control and lower total cholesterol and triglycerides, among people with type 2 diabetes.
Men who have Metabolic Syndrome may be at increased risk of diagnosis and death from prostate cancer.
Produced with high-temperature cooking such as grilling, advanced glycation end products (AGEs) may worsen heart issues often seen as complications of diabetes.
Abnormal length of time of overall sleep spent in different sleep stages associate with decreased metabolic rate and increased intake of calories.
Oranges and grapefruits contain flavonoids, potent antioxidant compounds that may lower the risk for aggressive prostate cancer.
People who are exposed to mold in their homes could be at an increased risk for sarcoidosis, a chronic inflammatory lung disease.
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.
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.
#77 - Fit Body = Fit Brain
Physically active adults have higher concentration skills, which may help maintain memory and combat dementia. A study by researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (USA) found that sedentary lifestyles directly contribute to the decline in cognitive abilities and quality of sleep as we age. In this study, men and women ages 67 to 86, who were functionally independent, participated in a two-week study involving a regimen of 30 minutes of mild physical activity, 30 minutes of social interaction, and a final 30 minutes of mild to moderate physical activity...