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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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”

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.

Western diet impacts on hypersensitivity and susceptibility to chronic pain.

Unhealthy-food.x78445A new study, published in the Journal of Pain, has revealed that a western diet and poor dietary habits causes prolonged health issues for chronic pain sufferers.

“It is currently unknown whether increased pain is due to greater weight or poor diet quality, or both,” said Robert Sorge, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology in UAB’s College of Arts and Sciences. “This study shows us the direct link between poor diet quality and increased pain.”

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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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High fat diet causes immune cells to start consuming synapses in the brain

download (4)A new study, published by the Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia has specified that immune cells in the brain consume the synapses between brain neurons, when exposed to a high-fat diet.

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Genes increase risk factors for altered brain regions in Alzheimer patients

images (1)A new study, published in the journal Science, has revealed that young adults with Alzheimer’s risk genes have altered activation patterns in a brain region.

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Coconut oil controls fungal gut pathogen. Food a powerful ally in reducing the risk of disease

download (2)A new study published by Tufts University has specified that coconut oil controls gut bacteria that may cause health problems.

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Stress hormones and blood pressure increase with consumption of energy drinks.

download (1)A new study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Session specified that norepinephrine levels increased by almost 74 % after consuming an energy drink.  Continue reading “Stress hormones and blood pressure increase with consumption of energy drinks.”