Metformin May Promote Anti-AgingMetformin, a drug that has been widely used to treat diabetes, is being tested on humans for it's anti-aging properties.
Researchers believe that Metformin, a drug that already has been widely used to treat diabetes for about 60 years, may have a large number of additional health benefits. It is ...More »
Beans & Peas for Weight ManagementA serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils can increase fullness.
Beans, peas, chickpeas and lentils have a low glycemic index, and can serve to replace animal protein and trans-fats in the diet. John Sievenpiper, from St. Michael's Hospital (Canada ...More »
Are Stem Cells The Future Of Medicine?Physicians still have much to learn about how to more effectively utilize stem cells in their practice for the benefit of their patients.
In general, physicians and patients alike believe that stem cells are the future of medicine. According to Roger Pedersen, Professor of Regenerative Medicine and Director of the Anne McLaren Laboratory ...More »
3 Foods, 1 Disease-Fighting CompoundMechanism by which polyphenols present in green tea, apples and cocoa may ward off chronic diseases, is revealed
An abundance of published studies suggest a correlation between increased fruit and vegetable consumption and a reduced risk of developing chronic conditions such as heart disease and cancer. Researchers have ...More »
BPA Substitute Not SaferBPS plastic speeds up embryotic development, disrupts reproductive system.
BPS (Bisphenol S) is being touted as a “safer” replacement for BPA, which was linked to early puberty and a rise in breast and prostate cancers. It is often found ...More »
“D”isease PreventionImportance of Vitamin D in the prevention and treatment of aging-related diseases reaffirmed.
Reviewing evidence that suggests an association between vitamin D deficiency and chronic diseases associated with aging such as cognitive decline, depression, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes ...More »
Short Sleep Shortens LifespanPersistent (chronic) insomnia increases inflammation.
Previous studies suggest that insomnia associates with increased risk of death. Sairam Parthasarathy, from the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson (Arizona, USA), and colleagues analyzed data collected on 1409 ...More »
Mushrooms Modulate Blood SugarExtracts of American oyster and abalone mushrooms beneficially impact insulin levels, among diabetic men and women.
Low in calories, fat-free, cholesterol-free and very low in sodium, mushrooms promote healthy weight, boost immune function, and serve as a convenient way to achieve Vitamin D levels. WJA Banukie ...More »
For Women, Less Is MoreEngaging in physical activity a few times per week – and not necessarily with greater frequency – may be most beneficial among middle-aged women.
There is overwhelming scientific evidence to suggest a wide range of health benefits to regular physical activity, but there is some debate as to the extent and frequency optimal for ...More »
Role of Inflammation in LifespanMammalian species with greater copy numbers of anti-inflammatory genes have longer maximum lifespans.
A major contributor in the process of aging is lifelong accumulation of molecular damage resultant from inflammation and free radical damage. In that the CD33rSiglec family of proteins are known ...More »
Cognition CorrelationHigher vitamin D levels in midlife may predict better cognitive skills later in life.
Cognitive reserve refers to the capacity for the thinking, memory, and learning skills to be resilient against damage that may otherwise be incurred by the brain. Previous studies suggest that ...More »
Growing A Blood Vessel in 7 DaysA simple blood sample from a patient can be used to regenerate autologous blood vessels in one week.
Vascular diseases are documented to be key components of the global burden of non-communicable diseases, as these disorders affect over 25 million individuals in westernized societies. Such patients could benefit ...More »
Mineral Mitigates MigrainesFolate, abundant in green leafy vegetables such as spinach, may reduce migraine frequency.
A debilitating neurovascular disorder, migraine raises a person’s risks of cardiovascular disease and endothelial dysfunction. Lyn R. Griffiths, from Queensland University of Technology (Australia), and colleagues studied 41 women ...More »
Excess Sleep Elevates Stroke RiskSleeping more than 8 hours a day may increase a person’s risk of stroke.
Previous studies suggest a link between abnormal sleep and risk of stroke. Yue Leng, from University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), and colleagues followed just under 9692 men and women, ages ...More »
Java Jolts Cancer RiskDrinking 4 or more cups of coffee a day may lower a person’s risk of malignant melanoma by as much as 20%.
The most dangerous type of skin cancer, malignant melanoma is difficult cancer to treat. Scientists are exploring modifiable factors – including bioactive components in foods – that may reduce disease risk. Erikka ...More »
Music Training Protects the BrainMusical training in your younger years may prevent a decline in speech listening skills in later life.
The ability to comprehend speech often becomes diminished with age, as previous studies suggest this may be caused by a weakening of the brain's central auditory system, responsible for ...More »
4 Reasons to Go Vegetarian in 2016Thinking about becoming a vegetarian? There’s no better time to make the switch than the beginning of a new year.
If you have been thinking about becoming a vegetarian, there’s no better time to make the switch than the beginning of a New Year. For those of you have ...More »
Stem Cell Factor Encourages Repair & RegenerationDelivering stem cell factor directly into damaged heart muscle after a heart attack may help repair and regenerate injured tissue.
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, with cardiomyopathy or an enlarged heart from heart attack or poor blood supply due to clogged arteries ...More »
Yoga Yields Cardiovascular & Metabolic BenefitsThe popular mind-body practice may produce beneficial changes in cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome risk factors.
Consistently ranking as leading public health concerns, cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome are rampant in the US and developed nations around the world. MG Myriam Hunink, from Erasmus Medical Center ...More »
Bilberries Offset Effects of Dietary FatBilberries (Vaccinium myrtillus) exert beneficial effects on the inflammatory response triggered by a high-fat diet, in an animal model.
A high-fat diet often initiates detrimental inflammatory mechanisms and elevates blood pressure. Otto T. Mykkanen, from the University of Eastern Finland (Finland), and colleagues evaluated the effects of bilberry (Vaccinium ...More »
Anxiety May Increase Dementia RiskStudy on twins finds that anxious people are more at risk for dementia.
A recent study, conducted by researchers from the University of Southern California, has discovered that "frantic and frazzled people" have a 48 percent higher risk for dementia, compared to those ...More »
Power CoupleMight anti-aging be contagious?
A person is more successful at making and maintaining the tenets of healthy living when their partner makes the same commitment. Jane Wardle, from University College London (United Kingdom), and ...More »
Red Wine Counteracts CavitiesAbundant in polyphenols, red wine slows oral bacteria growth.
Cavities, periodontal disease and tooth loss affect an estimated 60 to 90 % of the global population. The problems arise when certain bacteria in the mouth get together and form biofilms ...More »
Peer Into the Anti-Aging BrainWhat characterizes the brains of men and women with cognitive skills as sharp as those of people decades younger?
First identified in 2007 by scientists at Northwestern University’s Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center (Illinois, USA), cognitive “SuperAgers” have memories that are as sharp as those of ...More »
Foods to Protect the HeartWhat flavonoid-rich foods may help to lessen air pollution's effects in triggering heart disease?
Plant-based antioxidants – compounds that can beneficially affect some types of cell damage, flavonoids are found abundantly in blueberries, dark chocolate, and red wine. Jia Zhong, from Harvard School of Public ...More »
Amino Acid Builds MuscleDietary supplementation of leucine helps to increase muscle protein synthesis, among older men and women.
Maintaining muscle mass and strength reduces the risk of sarcopenia – an aging-related loss of muscle mass and strength, which can affect a person's energy and ability to perform daily ...More »
Juices Deliver A Key Anti-Aging CompoundOrange, lemon, and grapefruit juices are potent sources of dietary antioxidants.
The antioxidant activity of citrus juices and other foods is undervalued. Jose Angel Rufian Henares, from the University of Granada (Spain), and colleagues assessed natural orange, mandarin, lemon and grapefruit ...More »
Cancer as a Bad Bet‘Bad luck’ of random mutations may have a key role in cancer.
Scientists from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center (Maryland, USA) have developed a statistical model that measure the proportion of cancer incidence, across many tissue types, caused mainly by random ...More »
Hormone for Longevity, Weight Loss and Immune System Boost?FGF21 was shown to extend the life of mice in a study conducted at the Yale School of Medicine.
Promising research points to a hormone produced by the liver, that manages the thymus gland and may promote longevity, weight loss, and provide a boost to the immune system. Fiborblast ...More »
Climate & Emerging Infectious Diseases LinkedNew infectious diseases are appearing, caused by infectious agents until now unknown, or that are changing
The World Health Organization (WHO) warns that emerging or re-emerging infectious diseases now cause one-third of all deaths around the world, with developing countries at the greatest risk. Scientists from ...More »
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4 Reasons to Go Vegetarian in 2016
If you have been thinking about becoming a vegetarian, there’s no better time to make the switch than the beginning of a New Year.Read the full article »
Hormone for Longevity, Weight Loss and Immune System Boost?
FGF21 was shown to extend the life of mice in a study conducted at the Yale School of Medicine.
Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D impact brain serotonin.Read the full article »
High C Improves Immune Function
Dietary supplementation of Vitamin C may counter aging-related immune cell loss, suggests an animal model.Read the full article »
Iron Accelerates Aging
Accumulation of iron causes dysfunction and malfolding of proteins involved in the aging process, in a lab animal model.Read the full article »
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