MIND diet easiest to follow, second best diet in U.S. and impacts on Alzheimer’s disease

here-are-the-best-diets-for-weight-loss-men-over-40-men-over-50-16-638A new report, released in the 2016 U.S. News World Report by Rush University Medical Center, has specified that the MIND diet has considerable impact and is the easiest to follow. The name of the MIND diet is short for Mediterranean-DASH Diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. Continue reading “MIND diet easiest to follow, second best diet in U.S. and impacts on Alzheimer’s disease”

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Childhood cancer increased with agricultural crop density

A new study, published in the Environmental Health by the University of Illinois, has determined that the risk of childhood cancer (leukemia, acute lymphoid and acute myeloid leukemias (AML)), increases with exposure to agricultural crop density. There was a statistically significant association for a positive relationship between crop density of dry beans and incidence of total leukemia, oats and acute myeloid leukemia, sugar beets and total leukemia and all leukemias in specific states. Continue reading “Childhood cancer increased with agricultural crop density”

Brain activity and metabolic activity altered by exercise, impact on gut bacteria.

download (5)Exercise impacts on gut bacteria, causing both brain activity and metabolic activity. A new study, published in the journal Immunology and Cell Biology, has specified the overall impact of the human gut bacteria on health over the course of a lifetime.

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Apigenin found in parsley, thyme, chamomile and red pepper, improves neuron formation

apigeninA new study, published in the Advances in Regenerative Biology, has demonstrated that apigenin, (found in parsley, thyme, chamomile and red pepper), improves neuron formation and strengthens the connections between brain cells.

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Avocados lower bad cholesterol, improve cardiovascular health

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A study published in the Journal of the  has revealed that consuming one avocado a day improves bad cholesterol (LDL) levels in overweight and obese individuals. Continue reading “Avocados lower bad cholesterol, improve cardiovascular health”

Review study of Avocado, health benefits attributed to lowering blood pressure, increasing anti-oxidants activity and combating cancer and heart disease

avoA recent review study has investigated the health benefits attributed to avocados which impact on a wide range of health conditions.  Continue reading “Review study of Avocado, health benefits attributed to lowering blood pressure, increasing anti-oxidants activity and combating cancer and heart disease”

Cocoa flavanols improve blood vessel function, in kidney disease patients

coca flavenolsA new study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) specified that consuming a beverage containing flavanols improves blood vessel function in patients with kidney failure.

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High BMI and low aerobic capacity (but not muscular strength) associated, with increased risk of blood pressure

bmiA new study, published by the Stanford University by JAMA Internal Medicine has revealed that body mass index (BMI) and aerobic capacity in adolescents is linked to increased risk of high blood pressure. Continue reading “High BMI and low aerobic capacity (but not muscular strength) associated, with increased risk of blood pressure”

Endurance performance increased with Caffeine

150929101049-black-coffee-stock-super-teaseA new study published by the University of Georgia in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism has revealed that caffeine increases endurance performance by 24%.  Continue reading “Endurance performance increased with Caffeine”

Teens can be dissuaded from risky behavior, such as smoking and drinking, through a health campaign

riskybehaviorTeens can be dissuaded from risky behaviors such as smoking and drinking, with health campaigns, that target teens based on their social groups and subcultures. Continue reading “Teens can be dissuaded from risky behavior, such as smoking and drinking, through a health campaign”

Protein predictor of heart disease and kidney disease, caused by high blood pressure.

A study by the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Mayo Clinic has revealed that “Troponin” is a predictor for end-stage renal disease and all-cause death. High blood pressure, is a common cardiovascular disease in the U.S., and more than 40 percent of the population will have some form of disease, including hypertension by 2030. End-stage renal disease or end-stage kidney failure often is associated with hypertension and affects approximately 600,000 people at a cost of nearly $50 billion annually.

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Prostate cancer risk reduced by excercise

A new study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention has suggested that men who already have localized prostate cancer could reduce their risk of all-cause and prostate cancer-specific mortality simply by exercising more.

Previous study have documented that physical activity reduces prostate cancer. Few studies have investigated the impact of exercise following a cancer diagnosis.

The research team analyzed the data of 4,623 men who were a part of the National Prostate Cancer Register of Sweden Follow-up Study.

The results of the analysis revealed that men exercised for 20 minutes each day, by either walking or cycling, were 30% less likely to die from any cause and 39% less likely to die from prostate cancer, compared with men who walked or cycled less than 20 minutes a day.

What is more, the team found that men who engaged in for at least 1 hour a week were at 26% lower of all- and 32% lower of prostate cancer-specific mortality, compared with those who exercised for less than 1 hour each week.

“Our results extend the known benefits of physical activity to include prostate cancer-specific survival, said Stephanie Bonn of the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. However, it is important to remember that our results are on a group level. An individual’s survival depends on many factors, but physical activity is one factor that individuals can modify. Hopefully, our study can motivate men to be physically active even after a prostate cancer diagnosis.”

Source

Physical activity and survival among men diagnosed with prostate cancer, Bonn, et al., , Biomarkers and Prevention, doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-14-0707, published online 19 December 2014, abstract.