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Linking Physical Activity in Young Adulthood to Coronary Risk in Women
Younger women who exercise just 2.5 hours a week may cut their risk for heart disease by up to 25 percent, a new study suggests.
1 in 3 overweight and 1 in 7 obese in north east China (Jilin Province)
The researchers base their findings on a population survey of nearly 21, 000 randomly selected people aged 18 to 79, in Jilin Province, north east China in 2012.
Eating meat is bad for our health and bad for our planet, according to Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research Center.
Studies show that vegetarians and vegans have lower rates of heart disease and cancer, and that nearly 15 percent of all planet-warming greenhouse gases comes from raising cattle, pigs, poultry and other animals.
Alcohol causes 7 kinds of cancer, study concludes
A new review of epidemiological evidence supports a causal association between alcohol consumption and cancers at seven sites in the body: oropharynx, larynx, oesophagus, liver, colon, rectum and female breast
The combination of two plant compounds that have medicinal properties holds promise in treating colon cancer
Curcumin is the active ingredient in the spice turmeric, which is present in spicy curry dishes, and silymarin is a component of milk thistle, which has been used to treat liver disease.
Cinnamon Converts Poor Learning Mice to Good Learners: Implications for Memory Improvement
Pahan a researcher at Rush University and the Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Chicago, has found that cinnamon turns poor learners into good ones--among mice
Diseases that run in families not all down to genes, study shows
Family history of disease may be as much the result of shared lifestyle and surroundings as inherited genes, research has shown.
New study finds additional compounds in cranberry juice that help prevent bacterial infections.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has characterized the role of compounds in cranberry juice that block the critical first step in bacterial infections.
Modified rye bread helps patients with irritable bowel syndrome
In a new study, patients who ate rye bread that was low in fermentable oligo- di- and mono-saccharides and polyols experienced milder IBS symptoms than patients who ate normal rye bread.
A new whey to manage PKU
Food products made from a specific protein found in whey can safely be part of a more palatable diet for individuals diagnosed with phenylketonuria (PKU)
Gut bacteria imbalance increases diabetes risk
Being overweight and not getting enough exercise are considered major contributors to insulin resistance and, ultimately, type 2 diabetes. But new research suggests specific imbalances in gut bacteria play a role, too.
Strokes are largely preventable with 10 risk factors responsible for 90% of them
The two major types of stroke include ischaemic stroke caused by blood clots, which accounts for 85% of strokes, and haemorrhagic stroke or bleeding into the brain, which accounts for 15% of strokes.
Your best diet might depend on your genetics
If you've ever seen a friend have good results from a diet but then not been able to match those results yourself, you may not be surprised by new findings in mice that show that diet response is highly individualized.
Fat cells may play key role in battle against breast cancer: York U study
New research led by York University Professor Michael Connor highlights how fat cells could help determine the most effective way to fight breast cancer; including using exercise to combat the disease.
Pomegranate finally reveals its powerful anti-aging secret
They discovered that a molecule in pomegranates, transformed by microbes in the gut, enables muscle cells to protect themselves against one of the major causes of aging
Study: Gut Bacteria can Cause, Predict and Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis
The bacteria in your gut do more than break down your food. They also can predict susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis, suggests Veena Taneja, Ph.D., an immunologist at Mayo Clinic
Diabetes reversal after bypass surgery linked to changes in gut microorganisms
Duodenum-jejunum gastric bypass surgery in diabetic mice results in changes in gut microbiota, improved metabolism, and diabetes remission
Saturated fats can actually promote healing, says Canadian researcher
UBC biology associate professor Deanna Gibson says some fats are getting a bad rap and can actually help protect us from inflammatory diseases.
Research Your Kids Are What You Eat
Study shows close relationship between diet quality of parents, kids
Caffeine may play a role in hearing loss, says McGill study
A study from McGill University finds that caffeine consumption can hinder the body s ability to recover from temporary hearing damage caused by exposure to loud noises.
Improving on a broccoli-related compound yields a possible treatment for macular degeneration
Buck researchers boosted the potency of a broccoli-related compound by ten times and identified it as a possible treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD),