Xi Lu, Christina WY Hui-Chan, William WN Tsang. “Tai Chi, arterial compliance, and muscle strength in older adults.” European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, April 4, 2012.
Older men and women who regularly practice Tai Chi demonstrate improved expansion and contraction of arteries, as well as improved knee muscle strength.
Spouses of cancer patients are at increased risk for coronary heart disease and stroke.
The most common artificial source of ionizing radiation, dental x-rays are linked to an increased risk of meningioma.
Among adults under the age of 40, skin cancer rates are rising.
Systolic blood pressure is lower in individuals who consume high amounts of soy protein daily.
Sleep duration and quality may associate with negative cardiovascular outcomes.
Opt to stand and reduce the odds of death.
Supplementation of omega-3 fatty acids may improve the function of blood vessels and support vascular health.
Juices of blackcurrant, cranberry, and lingonberry help to reduce levels of inflammatory markers that may contribute to atherosclerosis.
A person’s mere presence in a room can add 37 million bacteria to the air every hour.
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University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill (North Carolina, USA) reported that the simple substitution of water or diet soft drinks, for drinks with calories, can help people lose 4 to 5 pounds. The team compared weight loss for 318 overweight/obese men and women, who were divided into three groups: the first group switched to calorie-laden beverages to diet soft drinks; the second group switched to water...