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Large-scale study data reveals that life satisfaction increases over subjects' lifetimes.
All US coasts are highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change potentially posing significant threats to public and private infrastructure.
Large-scale US study reveals patterns of dietary supplementation use among Americans.
Swedish team proposes link between permanent stress and the risk of developing type-2 diabetes, among men.
Six-ounces of beef helps to renew new muscle protein, among middle-aged men.
Spanish team demonstrates link between a presence of Persistent Organic Pollutants in the body and the development of type 2 diabetes.
Long-term use of calcium and vitamin D compares a substantial reduction in the risk of hip fractures, among postmenopausal women.
People who live close to the equator may be at higher risk for allergies and asthma.
Vitamin D3 and omega-3 fatty acids may enhance the immune system's ability to clear the brain of the amyloid plaques characteristic of Alzheimer’s Disease.
US Baby Boomers are experiencing higher rates of chronic disease and lower self-rated health than members of the previous generation at the same age.
Men who have Metabolic Syndrome may be at increased risk of diagnosis and death from prostate cancer.
Curcumin, the spice compound that gives curry its yellow color and pungent flavor, may inhibit formation of metastases, in a lab model of prostate cancer.
Eating red meat that has been cooked at high temperatures has been shown to significantly increase the risk of developing prostate cancer.
More than 6% of Americans ages 70 to 89 develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI) every year, and the condition appears to affect men more than women.
Study results suggest that men who take a daily vitamin E supplement may increase their risk of prostate cancer.
Married men with two or more children may be at significantly lower risk for having a fatal cardiovascular event
Being born and raised in a major urban area is associated with greater lifetime risk for anxiety and mood disorders.
Levels of nine specific proteins that decline with age can be reversed by testosterone treatment, suggesting beneficial effects for aging men.
Harvard researchers report that increased intakes of vitamin D associate with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease in men.
Sulforaphane, one of the primary phytochemicals in broccoli, selectively targets and kills cancer cells while leaving normal prostate cells healthy.
Tip #129 - Carrots Count
Carrots are rich in beta carotene, a free-radical fighting compound shown to protect against ultraviolet damage and help to enhance the immune system.
Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts, USA) researchers reported long-term benefits relating to general cognition and verbal memory, among men taking beta carotene supplements (50 mg every other day) for fifteen or more years. Because beta carotene is converted into vitamin A in the body, the team suggests that beta carotenes exert their protective benefits on cognition by preventing the build-up of plaques associated with beta-amyloid deposits, which are associated with loss of cognitive function and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s Disease.
As well, carrots may help promote cardiovascular health. In a study involving 559 men followed for fifteen years, a team from Wageningen University (The Netherlands) found that an increased consumption of alpha- and beta-carotene in the diet significantly reduced the risks of heart disease deaths. Specifically, the team found that the increased intake of carrots, rich in alpha- and beta-carotene, corresponded to a 17% reduction in the risk of cardiovascular-related death.
Crunchy and colorful, carrots are a smart choice for a mid-day snack or featured in a salad or side dish for dinner.