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Healthy lifestyle reduces genetic risk of dementia

/ Articles, Mental well being
mental health
Living a healthy lifestyle may help offset a person’s genetic risk of dementia, according to research. The study was led by the University of Exeter presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2019 in Los Angeles. The research found that the risk of dementia was 32% lower in people with a high genetic risk if they had followed a healthy lifestyle, compared to those who ...
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Sugary drinks and 100% fruit juices may raise cancer risk

/ Articles, Cancer
sugar and cancer
The consumption of sugary drinks and 100% fruit juices was positively associated with the risk of overall cancer and breast cancer, found a nine-year Frenchobservational study. For some time now, researchers have been linking sugary drinks with a wide range of health risks,Obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease are only some of the conditions that previous studies have associated ...
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Eating mostly plant-based foods may be linked to better heart health

/ Articles, Heart health, Longevity
Plant based food and health
Eating mostly plant-based foods and fewer animal-based foods may be linked to better heart health and a lower risk of dying from a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease according to research. “While you don’t have to give up foods derived from animals completely, our study does suggest that eating a larger proportion of plant-based foods and a smaller ...
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Did You Know That Serotonin Could Help with Your Sleep?

The human brain naturally produces a soothing neurotransmitter called serotonin, mostly from the amino acid tryptophan that is derived from dietary proteins. Serotonin plays many important roles in the brain’s biochemistry and is intimately involved in maintaining an upbeat mood, boosting self-confidence, sustaining the body’s 24-hour rhythms, and facilitating sustained and deep sleep. Unfortunately, far too many people aren’t naturally ...
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How Genetic Testing could keep you Healthy

/ Articles, Longevity
DNA testing
There’s a noticeable shift towards personalized health care through preventative testing and integrative medicine. Tests such as genetic testing can help eliminate the trail-and-error method. Because everyone is unique in their own DNA way, the diet, exercise regime and supplements that work for one person might not work for another. Through genetic testing, we can side step the out dated ...
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Unique Vegetables That Fight Abdominal Fat

/ Articles, Weight loss
losing belly fat
A surprising way that a few specific vegetables can actually stimulate the burning of abdominal fat. There is a specific class of vegetables that contain very unique phytonutrients that actually help to fight against stubborn belly fat. What are these unique vegetables and why they help to burn stomach fat? Chemicals that force your body to hold onto belly fat ...
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DNA testing and what it could mean for your health

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DNA testing
DNA Diet Report Why analyse your DNA? Analyzing your DNA give’s you a holistic approach to good health by increasing one’s perception of intrinsic contributing factors. Intrinsic analysis of your DNA and systems provides a roadmap on how to design your diet and exercise regimes. DNA analysis takes the guesswork out of what is optimal for you personally. All of ...
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Physical exercise: A ‘fundamental’ psychiatric intervention

exercise and mood
When it comes to inpatient treatment of a range of mental health and mood disorders – from anxiety and depression to schizophrenia, suicidal tendencies and acute psychotic episodes – a study suggest that physical exercise is so effective at alleviating patient symptoms that it could reduce patients’ time admitted to acute facilities and reliance on psychotropic medications. “The general attitude ...
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Amazing Health Benefits of Spirulina and Chlorella

/ Articles, Longevity
spirulina chlorela
Microalgae supplements containing spirulina and chlorella are very cost effective, and are in fact, one of the best investments you can make in your economic and health future, because by consuming superfood supplements in the form of spirulina, chlorella blue-green algae, you can prevent many chronic diseases and metabolic disorders and thereby dramatically reduce the amount money you’ll spend on ...
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Late dinner and not eating breakfast raises heart attack risk

/ Articles, Heart health, Longevity
late night eating
People who skip breakfast and eat dinner near bedtime have  a four to five times higher likelihood of death, another heart attack, or angina within 30 days after hospital discharge for heart attack, found a Brazilian study. This was the first study to evaluate these unhealthy behaviours in patients with acute coronary syndromes. Skipping breakfast was observed in 58%, late-night dinner eating ...
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Walnuts may help lower blood pressure for those at risk of heart disease

/ Articles, Heart health
In a randomised, controlled trial, researchers examined the effects of replacing some of the saturated fats in participants’ diets with walnuts. They found that when participants ate whole walnuts daily in combination with lower overall amounts of saturated fat, they had lower central blood pressure. According to the researchers, central pressure is the pressure that is exerted on organs like ...
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Fats and Inflammation

/ Articles, Longevity
chronic inflammation
Understanding Inflammation When injured, the body creates natural inflammation around a wound, making it reddish, swollen and hot. This is called acute inflammation, and is the body’s way of recovering from the daily wear and tear of physical and chemical stress. Athletic training, repetitive motions such as typing or walking and acute injury—a cut hand, a damaged joint, or an ...
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Meat eating even at guideline levels linked to 20% higher cancer risk

/ Articles, Cancer, Longevity
red meat and cancer
People who eat red and processed meat within department of health guidelines are still at increased risk of bowel cancer, according to a study byCancer Research UKand Oxford University. Scientists have shown that people eating around 76g of red and processed meat a day – which is roughly in line with government recommendations – still had a 20% higher chance ...
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Supplementation with creatine may improve brain function in vegetarians

Vegetarians who take the dietary supplement creatine may enjoy improved brain function, according to a study. The research was presented at the American Physiological Society‘s (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2019 in Orlando, Florida. Creatine is a chemical stored in the muscles and brain that helps build lean muscle. In addition to being produced by the human body, creatine is also naturally occurring in red ...
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Replacing red meat with plant proteins protects against CVD

/ Articles, Heart health
plant proteins
Diets that replaced red meat with healthy plant proteins led to decreases in risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study from Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and Purdue University. The study is the first meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials examining the health effects of red meat by substituting it for other specific types of foods. “Previous findings from ...
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Inflammation — the possible link between heart disease and depression

heart health and depression
People with heart disease are more likely to suffer from depression, and the opposite is also true. Now, scientists at the University of Cambridge believe they have identified a link between these two conditions: inflammation – the body’s response to negative environmental factors, such as stress and diet. While inflammation is a natural response necessary to fight off infection, chronic inflammation – ...
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Yo-yo dieting increases heart disease risk in women

/ Articles, Heart health, Weight loss
yo-yo diet
Yo-yo dieting may make it harder for women to control a variety of heart disease risk factors, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association‘sEpidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions 2019. “Achieving a healthy weight is generally recommended as heart healthy but maintaining weight loss is difficult and fluctuations in weight may make it harder to achieve ...
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