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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Gut microbes produce proteins that reduce food intake

test-gut-bacteriaAppetite control is controlled by hormones from gut signalling to brain circuits when people are hungry. Twenty minutes after a meal, microbes produce proteins that can suppress food consumption.

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Meat-cooked mutagens create harmful compounds and increase cancer risk

downloadA new study, published in the Cancer journal, has revealed that individuals with specific genetic mutations have an increased cancer risk due to the harmful compounds created when cooking meat at high temperatures.

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New study shows that risk of aggressive prostate cancer is reduced with addition of low fat fish oil.

prostate-150x150A new study published in the journal of Cancer Prevention Research has demonstrated that consuming low fat fish oil supplements had an impact on prostate cancer and changed the level of aggressive cancer. Prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of death among men in the United States. It’s estimated that more than 230,000 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year alone, with more than 29,000 dying from their disease. Continue reading “New study shows that risk of aggressive prostate cancer is reduced with addition of low fat fish oil.”

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”