Cinnamon Compound Curtails CancerCinnameldehyde may be an effective inhibitor of colorectal cancer, in a lab animal model.
The second leading cause of cancer deaths in the US, colorectal cancer is a progressive disease generally with poor prognosis. Consequently, scientists are exploring approaches that may prevent the disease ...More »
Insights into Longevity-Extending ProteinNeuropeptide Y molecule may be common link between dietary restriction and longevity in mammals, in a lab animal model.
A neurotransmitter peptide that plays an important role in food intake, neuropeptide Y (NPY) may also extend lifespan. Since Researchers from Nagasaki University (Japan),Pusan National University, (Korea), and Chubu ...More »
Fitness Helps Improves Lipid ProfileExercise may delay age-related elevated cholesterol, among men.
A measure of the ability of the body’s circulatory and respiratory systems to supply oxygen to the skeletal muscles during sustained physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) may be achieved ...More »
Potent Value of PreventionHalf of heart disease deaths may be due to preventable factors, among US adults ages 45 to 79 years.
Although the death toll has steadily declined over the past 30 years due to prevention and treatment measures, heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States ...More »
Behavior Triggers InflammationStaying calm and collected in a stressful situation lowers the body’s inflammatory processes.
Reacting positively to stressful situations may play a key role in long-term health. Nancy Sin, from Penn State (Pennsylvania, USA), and colleagues measured reactions to stress and the physiological effects ...More »
Vital Vision VitaminsVitamins B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B6 (pyridoxine), and B12 (cobalamin) may protect against cataract occurrence and development.
B vitamins serve many purposes throughout the body, including functioning as cofactors in the enzymatic activation of antioxidants. Tanya Glaser, from the US National Eye Institute (Maryland, USA), and colleagues ...More »
Cardio Effects of Garlic ElucidatedAllicin exerts cardiovascular effects via the gut, where the compound prevents metabolism of certain amino acids into trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO).
Allicin is released from garlic when it is crushed or chopped - when the mechanical processing breaks down the compound diallyl sulphide. National Taiwan University (Taiwan) researchers employed an animal model ...More »
“No Evidence of a Safe Threshold” of Air PollutionFine particulate air pollution (PM2.5) below US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards linked to higher death rates, among men and women ages 65 and ol
Air pollution has wide-ranging and deleterious effects on human health and is a major issue for the global community. Ambient air pollution resulting from fine particulate matter (PM2.5) are ...More »
Blackcurrants Benefit the BrainNew Zealand blackcurrants may help manage aging-related declines in memory accuracy, attention, and mood.
New Zealand blackcurrants are abundant in anthocyanins – plant antioxidants that have been shown by previous studies to improve cardiovascular parameters. Arjan Scheepens, from Plant & Food Research (New Zealand), and colleagues ...More »
Novel Weight Management Role for Existing DrugRapamycin reduces body fat and appetite, in a lab animal model.
Rapamycin is a pharmaceutical used to coat coronary stents and prevent transplant rejection. A number of recent published studies suggest its potential to modulate the aging immune system, promote nerve ...More »
Two Key Nutrients Help Stave Off Alzheimer’s DiseaseOmega-3 supplements and antioxidants improve clearance of amyloid beta protein and reduce inflammation of brain tissue, in people with early stages of Alzheimer
Because there is at-present no known cure for Alzheimer’s Disease, prevention is considered a first-line defense against the mind-robbing disorder. Milan Fiala, from the University of California/Los Angeles ...More »
Importance of Quality Sleep ConfirmedPoor sleep raises risk of heart attack and stroke.
Previous studies suggest that sleep disorders closely correlate to the presence of cardiovascular diseases – responsible for nearly 50% of total global mortality. Researchers from the Multinational Monitoring of trends and ...More »
Stand Up Against AnxietyLow-energy activities that involve sitting down may raise the risk of anxiety.
A mental health concern that can debilitate a person's ability to complete routine daily activities, anxiety can also cause physical complaints ranging from difficulty breathing to irregular heartbeat to ...More »
Attitude Predicts LongevityGreater life satisfaction may reduce the risk of death, among older men and women.
Life satisfaction is how a person evaluates their present life circumstances, and how they feel about the future. Julia K. Boehm, from Chapman University (California, USA), and colleagues completed a ...More »
Cardiorespiratory Fitness for Cognitive FitnessPhysical fitness in midlife lends better odds of a healthy brain in later life.
Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is a measure of the ability of the body’s circulatory and respiratory systems to supply oxygen to the skeletal muscles during sustained physical activity. Qu Tian ...More »
The Fiber FactorMulti-country study reaffirms that increased dietary fiber may reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes.
Previously, a number of studies suggest a diverse range of health benefits of diet rich in fiber – ranging from cardiovascular to gastrointestinal to weight management. Researchers from The InterAct Consortium ...More »
Blueberries Bump Up Blood Vessel HealthSmoothies made with blueberry powder may improve endothelial function, among men and women with Metabolic Syndrome.
A risk factor for diabetes and heart disease, Metabolic Syndrome is a condition involving a large waistline, high triglycerides level, low HDL cholesterol level, high blood pressure, and high fasting ...More »
Green Tea May Reduce Men’s Cancer RiskSupplements of green tea extract may reduce prostate cancer risk, among men with lesions or neoplasia.
Green tea (Camelia sinensis) is an abundant source of antioxidants – notably, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). Previous studies have suggested that supplements of green tea extract may confer a variety of cardiovascular ...More »
Curry Compound Curtails Coronary Artery Disease MarkersCurcumin may decrease serum levels of triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, among people with coronary artery disease (CAD).
The active ingredient in turmeric – the spice that lends curry its characteristic color, curcumin has been found by previous studies to exert antioxidant and anti-inflammation effects. P. Mirzabeigi, from Tehran ...More »
Fructose Feeds FatThe simple carbohydrate is linked to increase in fat deposits and body weight.
Due in large part to an ever-increasing presence of high-fructose corn syrup in prepared foods, fructose – a simple carbohydrate derived from fruit and vegetables, has become a predominant component of ...More »
Omega-3s Enhance Athletic PerformanceSupplements of omega-3 fatty acids may improve nerve muscular function, reduce fatigue, and boost blood flow, among athletes.
An abundance of previous studies suggest that daily supplementation of omega-3 fatty acids may exert beneficial effects on exercise parameters. Evan JH Lewis, from the University of Toronto (Canada), and ...More »
Growth Factor Implicated in AgingInhibitor tamps down TGF-beta1 and rejuvenates aging stem cells in brain and muscles, in a lab animal model.
The failure of adult stem cells to generate replacements for damaged cells and thus repair the body's tissues is thought to be a major mechanism of aging. Previous studies ...More »
Asian Mushroom May Combat ObesityLiquid extract of the Ganoderma lucidum (reishi) mushroom may counteract obesity-related inflammation and metabolic dysfunction
In that obesity is associated with low-grade chronic inflammation and intestinal dysbiosis, scientists have become increasingly interested in ways to modulate the gut microbiota as a potential approach to address ...More »
Simple Strength Test May Predict Heart Attack, StrokeLarge-scale study reports that weak grip strength is linked with shorter survival and a greater risk of cardiovascular incidents.
Previous studies have suggested that reduced muscular strength, as can be measured by hand-grip strength, maybe linked to early death, disability, and illness. The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) Study ...More »
A Treat for Your BrainDark chocolate can markedly improve attention skills.
Shown by a number of previous studies to widen blood vessels and lower blood pressure (vasodilation), dark chocolate may also boost a person’s attention skills. Larry C Stevens, from ...More »
Sleep Well to Live WellLack of sleep raises the risk of making poor lifestyle choices.
Sleep is an anti-aging essential, as achieving quality restful sleep helps us to perform better both mentally and physically. Alice Jessie Clark from the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), and colleagues ...More »
Tree Nuts May Reduce Cancer RiskOne-ounce of almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and/or walnuts daily may lower colorectal cancer risk by 13%
Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in women and the third most common cancer in men worldwide. Previously, a number of studies link increased nut consumption to reduced ...More »
Poor Oral Health May Signal Prostate IssuesTreating gum disease reduces symptoms of prostate inflammation (prostatitis).
Prostatitis is a chronic inflammation of the prostate gland that can compromise a man’s quality of life. Naif Alwithanani, from Case Western Reserve University (Ohio, USA), and colleagues studied ...More »
Change Your Commute to Change Your WeightSwitch to public transportation, walking, or cycling for the workday commute may help you shed excess pounds.
Means of “active transport” – taking public transportation, walking, or cycling – are sustainable modes of commuting that associate with society-wide benefits - most notably, by lowering the pollution burden. Such modes of ...More »
Diabetes – Alzheimer’s LinkElevated glucose in the blood rapidly increases the levels of amyloid beta – proteins that form the brain plaques characterizing Alzheimer’s Disease
A number of previous studies show that insulin is not only produced by the pancreas, but in the brain as well. With insulin resistance, the levels of blood sugar and ...More »
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Fructose Feeds Fat
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Telomeres Tell of Cancer
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How to Live to 100+
50-year long study of Swedish men reveals specific factors that associate with extended longevity.Read the full article »
Simple Way to Stabilize Blood Sugar
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Secret to Longevity in Stem Cells
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