Flax Flexes BP EffectsDietary supplementation with flaxseed may decrease both systolic and diastolic readings.
Flaxseed is high in lignans – plant compounds for which previous studies suggest potential cancer protective effects; and alpha linoleic acid – an omega-3 fatty acid associated with heart health. Maciej Banach ...More »
Inflammation May Precipitate CancerPre-existing inflammation raises levels of chitinase-3-like-1 (CHI3L1), a known biomarker for breast cancer.
Under normal conditions, inflammation is a biological process that the body utilizes to fight off infections. Left unchecked, chronic inflammation is associated with diseases ranging from arthritis to cancers. Vijaya ...More »
How to Live to 100+50-year long study of Swedish men reveals specific factors that associate with extended longevity.
For 50 years, Swedish researchers have followed the health of 855 Gothenburg men born in 1913. The first surveys were conducted in 1963, and now that the study is ending ...More »
Blood Type Linked to Cognitive Status‘O’ blood type may be protective against dementia.
With aging, the amount of grey matter present in the brain declines – the extent of this reduction appears to correlate to blood type. Matteo De Marcoa, from the University of ...More »
Connected CouplesHow “in sickness and in health” is more than a catch-phrase.
Your own longevity may be profoundly affected by the health of your spouse/partner. David A. Sbarra, from the University of Arizona (Arizona, USA), and colleagues reviewed data collected on ...More »
Air Pollution Persists as Health Threat4 in 10 Americans live in counties where ozone or particle pollution levels make the air unhealthy to breathe.
Nearly 138.5 million Americans – 4 in 10 – reside in counties where ozone or particle pollution levels make the air unhealthy to breathe. The American Lung Association's "State of ...More »
Choose Carrots to Offset Diabetes RiskDiets abundant in foods delivering alpha- and beta-carotenes may lower type-2 diabetes risk, among healthy adults.
Carotenoids are plant-based molecules, consumption of which associate with an array of health effects in humans – most notably, potential antioxidant activity. I. Sluijs, from University Medical Center Utrecht (The Netherlands ...More »
Novel Target for Alzheimer’s TherapyInhibition of histone deacetylases (HDACs) restores memory and stimulates brain cell growth, in a lab animal model.
Emerging data suggests that histone deacetylases (HDACs) – signaling enzymes that affect gene expression – may be promising therapeutic targets for neurological and psychiatric disorders that impact cognitive ability. In a lab ...More »
Challenging Work Yields Cognitive GainsWhat types of work activities may protect against aging-related memory and thinking declines?
A career featuring mentally challenging activities may help protect your brain. Francisca S. Then, from the University of Leipzig (Germany), and colleagues studied data collected on 1,054 men and ...More »
Stressful Events Take Toll on HeartTraumatic life events such as losing a child or a spouse increase the chances of a heart attack by more than 65%, among women.
Previous studies suggest that psychological stress contributes to the risk of heart disease and heart attack. Michelle A. Albert, from the University of California/San Francisco (UCSF; California, USA), and ...More »
Simple Way to Stabilize Blood Sugar30 grams of protein at breakfast may help reduce glucose spikes, among type-2 diabetic adults.
It is not uncommon for adult men and women to experience post-meal glucose spikes. Jill A. Kanaley, from the University of Missouri (Missouri, USA), and colleagues enrolled 12 type-2 diabetic ...More »
Pathway of Premature AgingBlocking the interferon pathway improves lifespan, body condition and fertility, in a lab animal model.
It is speculated that a build-up of lifelong cumulative DNA damage may cause cells to enter an irreversible dormant state known as senescence. Cellular senescence is believed to be responsible ...More »
Caffeine Combats StressScientists reveal the molecular mechanism as to how coffee and tea reduce feelings of stress.
Many coffee and tea drinkers claim that drinking these beverages appears to have a calming effect, perhaps as a result of the associated mental break or socialization with others. Manuella ...More »
Anti-Alzheimer’s MoleculeRestoration of normal levels of neurotrophin receptor p75 (p75NTR) appear to reverse symptoms typifying Alzheimer’s Disease, in a lab animal model.
Accumulation of amyloid-beta in the brain is thought to be a major characteristic of Alzheimer’s Disease. Emerging evidence also suggests that precursors of neurotrophins may outbalance neurotrophic signals, to ...More »
A Nose for Living LongerFailing to be able to detect odors may raise a person’s risk of death.
The ability to accurately identify smells may impact how long you may life. Davangere Devanand, from Columbia University (New York, USA), and colleagues enrolled 1,169 men and women, ages ...More »
Challenges of CaregivingAs the nation’s population ages, the profile of the family caregiver is evolving.
The profile of the family caregiver in America is changing as the population ages, according “Caregiving in the US 2015.” Issued by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, the ...More »
Eight Great Sleep-Enhancing ActivitiesAnd in contrast, what 2 activities seemingly fail to deliver a good night of rest?
It is generally established that physical activity associates with restful sleep, and a study by University of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania, USA) team elaborates on specific types of activities that help to ...More »
Protein Boosts Immunity to Viruses & CancerLymphocyte expansion molecule (LEM) modulates the proliferation of human T cells.
Scientists from Imperial College London (United Kingdom) report that a protein thought to have no known function and bears no resemblance to any other protein may have a central role ...More »
Cranberries Confer Infection ProtectionThe tart red berry may reduce urinary tract infection (UTI) by half, among women who undergo gynecological surgery.
As many as 64% of women who undergo elective gynecological surgery during which a catheter is placed may contract a subsequent urinary tract infection (UTI). Betsy Foxman, from the University ...More »
Stroke Speeds Brain AgingA stroke can steal 8 years of brain power overnight.
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of adult disability. Deborah A. Levine, from the University of Michigan (Michigan, USA ...More »
Daily Exercise Lowers Death RiskExercising for 30-minutes a day, 6-days a week, is linked to a 40% lower risk of death from any cause in older men.
Encouraging older men to take regular exercise may be as good for their health as getting them to stop smoking. Professor Ingar Holme, of the Department of Sports Medicine at ...More »
Secret to Longevity in Stem CellsOf today’s 53 living supercentenarians (age 110 and over), 51 are female.
There currently are 53 supercentenarians – people age 110 years and over, alive today; and 51 of them are female. Ben Dulken, from Stanford University (California, USA), and colleagues explored the ...More »
Antioxidant Potential of Coffee By-ProductsThe antioxidant effects of coffee by-products are 500-times greater than those found in vitamin C.
Byproducts of coffee – coffee grounds and coffee silverskin – are often discarded as they are thought to have few practical uses or applications. However, new research has shown that they are ...More »
Tooth Loss Predicts Cardiovascular DiseaseMissing 5 teeth correlates to a 140% increased risk for coronary heart disease and heart attack.
A chronic inflammatory disease affecting the teeth and oral tissues, periodontitis has been shown by previous studies to raise the risk of atherosclerotic vascular disease. J.M. Liljestrand, from the ...More »
Dark Chocolate Boosts AttentionEating dark chocolate containing 60% cacao makes the brain more alert and attentive.
Eating dark chocolate may help to boost attention levels and lower blood pressure. Larry Stevens, a professor of psychological sciences at North Arizona University, and colleagues conducted a study to ...More »
"D"etermining SurvivalA higher level of vitamin D is linked to a better chance of survival, in hospitalized pet cats.
Results of a study of pet cats could offer new insights into the health benefits of vitamin D. Dr Richard Mellanby, Head of Small Animal Medicine at the University of ...More »
Break for StressTaking a short break at work to practice a few simple relaxation techniques can dramatically cut stress levels and lower the risk of burnout.
Research has shown that training employees how to better manage high-pressure situations can significantly lower stress levels and reduce job burnout. Dr. Anne-Marie Duchemin, research scientist and Associate Professor Adjunct ...More »
Early Detection Is Key for Diabetes ManagementScreening and early treatment of Type 2 diabetes could have substantial health benefits.
A study combining large scale clinical observations and innovative computer modeling suggests that screening to identify Type 2 diabetes followed by early treatment could result in substantial health benefits. Researchers ...More »
Two Foods to Boost CognitionA Mediterranean diet supplemented with olive oil or nuts may help to improve thinking, learning, and memory.
Oxidative stress and vascular impairment are thought to play key roles in cognitive decline. Epidemiologic studies suggest that eating an antioxidant-rich, cardioprotective Mediterranean diet may help to slow cognitive decline ...More »
Targeting Alzheimer's Cognitive DeclineCombination of green tea extract and exercise may ameliorate behavioral and cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (mouse model).
New research has shown that voluntary exercise and a compound found in green tea can slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in mice and may also reverse its effects ...More »
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Secret to Longevity in Stem Cells
Of today’s 53 living supercentenarians (age 110 and over), 51 are female.Read the full article »
Dark Chocolate Boosts Attention
Eating dark chocolate containing 60% cacao makes the brain more alert and attentive.Read the full article »
Sugary Drinks Significantly Raise Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Drinks sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup significantly increase risk factors for cardiovascular disease, even when consumed for as little as 2 weeks.Read the full article »
Sleep Disorders Raise Risk of Cognitive Decline
Heavy snoring and sleep apnea may signal earlier memory and thinking problems.Read the full article »
Korean Condiment Combats Obesity
Fermented kimchi is a good source of lactobacilli, a “friendly bacteria” that may beneficially alter gut microbiota, among obese women.Read the full article »
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