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A large study of 500,000 older adults followed for about 12 years reveals that as coffee drinking increases, the risk of death decreases.
Adolescents and young adults with a range of cardiometabolic risk factors have an increased risk of dying before they turn 55.
From Australia to Great Britain, researcher teams confirm that the more a person sits, the greater the risk of chronic diseases.
Individuals with shortened telomeres are at an increased risk of contracting colds, in a laboratory setting.
A Mediterranean-style diet may curtail the risks of heart attack, stroke, and cardiovascular-related death
Elevated levels of ozone and fine particulate matter in ambient air correlate to increased incidence of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests.
Canadian team reports that taking music lessons before the age of 7 years helps to create stronger connections in the brain.
Higher levels of thrombogenic microvesicles may raise the risk of developing white matter hyperintensities (WMH) in the brain, among postmenopausal women, blood
Marital quality may play key, yet under identified, role in patients’ health.
Two common perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) – present in products such as fabrics and personal care products – may raise the risk of osteoarthritis.
Bisphenol A (BPA) associates with increased levels of albumin in the urine, potentially signaling renal impairment and kidney disease.
Meals at which the entire family dines together encourage children to consume fruits and vegetables.
Eating a choline-rich diet during pregnancy may help mothers to reduce their child’s risk of developing high blood pressure and/or diabetes in adulthood.
Female athletes perform worse than males on visual memory tests, and report more symptoms postconcussion.
Men and women who have a high body mass index (BMI) for a long period of time are at an increased risk of type-2 diabetes
Vigorous exercise raises osteocalcin levels, a hormone associated with bone heath, insulin sensitivity and fat stores.
The risk of coronary heart disease in middle age is moderately higher for men and women who grew up in adverse family settings.
High blood pressure (hypertension) may affect 19% of young adults in the United States.
Researchers have found that children who spend more time in front of a TV or computer instead of playing outdoors have narrower arteries in their eyes.
The way we live directly affects the human body as well as the human lifespan.
Tip #134 - “C” the Way to Lower Stroke Risk
A ten-year long European study involving 20,649 men and women found that increased blood levels of Vitamin C reduce the risk of stroke by 42%. University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) researchers revealed that both consumption of Vitamin C-rich foods and dietary vitamin supplements were equivalent in providing stroke-reducing benefits. They found that an optimal blood level of Vitamin C was reached after study subjects ingested five servings of fruits and vegetables.
A potent antioxidant that protects against free radical cellular damage, Vitamin C is found in abundantly in citrus fruit and juices, strawberries, blueberries, rose hips, cantaloupes, tomatoes, and red bell peppers.
Because Vitamin C is easily destroyed by cooking, opt to eat your fruits and vegetables raw. As well, because Vitamin C levels drop as foods are stored, buy as is locally available and consume immediately after purchase.