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Standing Up for Weight Management
Newly released study suggests regular use of sit-stand desks can be beneficial to maintaining weight levels when combined with other low-intensity activities
Mediterranean diet associated with lower risk of death in cardiovascular disease patients
The Mediterranean diet is associated with a reduced risk of death in patients with a history of cardiovascular disease, according to results from the observational Moli-sani study presented at ESC Congress
Could the Paleo Diet Benefit Heart Health?
Findings from a small study suggest that people who followed the Paleo diet for only eight weeks experienced positive effects on heart health.
Moderate physical activity linked with 50% reduction in cardiovascular death in over-65s
The role of physical activity in preventing cardiovascular disease (CVD) in people of working age is well established, but relatively little is known about the effect of regular physical activity on CVD risk in older people
Researchers find new role for cannabinoids in vision
Chemicals shown to improve low-light vision of tadpoles by sensitizing retinal cells
Rats stay dopey on medicinal part of pot, UBC study finds
Mr. Silveira said that under normal circumstances, most rats preferred the more difficult task to get more rewards, but they switched to the easier option when given THC.
Omega-3 fatty acids reduce stroke brain damage: U.S. study
An American study has demonstrated the beneficial effect of injections of omega-3 fatty acids on the brains of mice affected by stroke at birth.
Soluble corn fiber can help young women build bone, and older women preserve bone
Supplementing with soluble corn fiber at two critical times in a woman?s life adolescence and post-menopause can help build and retain calcium in bone, according to new research
Unhealthy habits cost Canadians 6 years of life
On average, unhealthy habits are costing Canadians an estimated six years of life, according to a study published in the health journal PLOS Medicine
Citrus fruits could help prevent obesity-related heart disease, liver disease, diabetes
Our results indicate that in the future we can use citrus flavanones, a class of antioxidants, to prevent or delay chronic diseases caused by obesity in human
Vaping may lead to fewer respiratory infections for ex-smokers
The majority of smokers who successfully switch to vaping say they have fewer respiratory infections, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London
Polyunsaturated fat in adipose tissue linked to lower mortality
In a study from Uppsala University, published in the American journal JAMA Cardiology, the fatty acid linoleic acid (Omega 6) in subcutaneous adipose tissue was linked to lower mortality among older men followed over a 15-year period.
Lab team spins ginger into nanoparticles to heal inflammatory bowel disease
A recent study by researchers at the Atlanta VA took them to a not-so-likely destination: local farmers markets. They went in search of fresh ginger root.
A new study suggests a cumulative effect of obesity on cancer risk
For every decade a woman is obese, her breast cancer risk may go up by 7%
Diet and exercise can reduce protein build-ups linked to Alzheimers, UCLA study shows
The research is the first to demonstrate how lifestyle factors directly influence abnormal proteins in people with subtle memory loss who have not yet been diagnosed with dementia.
Blood pressure diet may help prevent gout flares
New research indicates that a healthy diet can effectively lower blood levels of uric acid, a known trigger of gout.
Unhealthy diet and inadequate physical activity behind US childrens poor heart health: AHA
U.S. children do not meet seven basic standards of good heart health, the AHA says in a statement in the journal Circulation
Intestinal Flora Effects Drug Response
Intestinal flora has multiple influences on human health, but researchers have revealed that it is also likely to have an effect on the body s response to drugs
Scientists find top 10 muscadine grape varieties for health, taste, smell
You may eventually tempt your palette with more muscadine grape varieties, and they will be good for you, with new findings from University of Florida
Dietary compound linked to heart disease may be influenced by gut microbiome
In the last five years, some scientists have cautioned against eating eggs and meat because these foods generate a common dietary compound, trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), that research has suggested plays a role in heart disease
Diet designed to lower blood pressure also reduces risk of kidney disease
The diet, known as DASH for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, was designed to help reduce blood pressure, but research has shown it to be effective in preventing a series of other chronic illnesses including cardiovascular disease