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”

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”

Gut microbes may impact on brain development and function

gutbrainbarrierAn increasing amount of research has come out in recent years illustrating the crucial relevance of healthy gut bacteria. Now a new study from the Karolinska Institutet has revealed that our gut-residing microbes can influence the integrity of the blood-brain barrier. The blood brain barrier acts by protecting the brain from harmful substances in the blood. Continue reading “Gut microbes may impact on brain development and function”