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Archive for November, 2013

Omega 3 Improves Cognitive Performance

November 28, 2013
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A study looked at how an Omega-3 fatty acid supplement might impact the cognitive performance of healthy young people (ages 18 to 25). The young people were tested took the fish oil supplement for six months. The results revealed an “improvement in working memory performance in the 3-back condition after six months of n–3...
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Smoking Steals 10 Years from Women

November 26, 2013
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A study involving 1.2 million women made some sobering discoveries about how smoking impacts women’s health: “two-thirds of all deaths of smokers in their 50s, 60s, and 70s are caused by smoking;” “of the 30 most common causes of death, 23 were increased significantly in smokers;” “smokers lose at least 10 years of lifespan.”...
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Helmetless Cycling Increases Death Risk

November 21, 2013
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Ever wonder how important it is for you or your children to wear a helmet while riding on your bicycle? According to recent research “not wearing a helmet while cycling is associated with an increased risk of sustaining a fatal head injury.” How much of an increase? People who don’t wear their helmet are...
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Sitting Hazardous to Your Health

November 19, 2013
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A number of studies have demonstrated that sitting increases all-death mortality as well as potentially shortens your lifespan. Another study adds more specific potential hazards in that “sedentary time (sitting) is associated with an (112%) increased risk of diabetes, (147% increased risk) cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular and (49% increased risk) all-cause mortality.” At this...
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Real Cause of Seniors Falling

November 14, 2013
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Ask them and most seniors will tell you that the fear of injury due to falling is high on their list. With frail bones and uneasy steps, the potential to fall and break a hip, arm, etc. could put a elderly person in the hospital or even worse. Most believe that a slippery surface...
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Tobacco + Alcohol = Pancreatic Cancer?

November 12, 2013
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Pancreatic cancer is one of the more serious cancers in that it is often inoperable and the life expectancy (5 years at best, more likely 2) is rather short. This is clearly something to avoid. A new study found that “Alcohol and tobacco use are associated with a dose-related increased risk for earlier age...
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Exercise for Brain Health

November 7, 2013
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An interesting study looks at how exercise impacts brain health in seniors over 70. Specifically, the study looked at how a higher level of physical activity would impact brain atrophy (brain shrinkage) and white matter lesions (WML), which are dead cells in the brain that can cause a loss of memory, vision and cognitive...
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Mediterranean Diet Succeeds

November 5, 2013
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Want to know which type of diet helps you lose weight and keep it off? A study looked at how moderately obese participants fared in one of three weight-loss plans: “a low-fat, restricted-calorie diet; a Mediterranean, restricted-calorie diet; or a low-carbohydrate diet without calorie restriction.” After two years, the average weight loss for each...
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