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A Child’s Sleep Impacts Their Health as a Teen

The sleep you get or don't get as a child could affect your weight as a teenager.

Children who don’t have regular bedtimes and don’t get sufficient sleep are more likely to have a higher body mass index (BMI) as a teenager.

, January 14, 2019


Study Shows How Fiber Protects the Heart

The connection between the gut and heart health is built on a diet rich in fiber.

In a study published in the journal Circulation, researchers from the Experimental and Clinical Research Center in Berlin detailed how the short-chain fatty acid propionate was beneficial in limiting the damage of high blood pressure in mice.

, January 07, 2019


Green Leafy Veggies May Combat Fatty Liver Disease

Spinach and other green leafy vegetables may help a condition for which there is currently no known treatment.

Inorganic nitrate found in green leafy vegetables may help reduce the accumulation of fat in the liver. It was shown to be effective in keeping mice from a buildup of fat in laboratory experiments.

, December 21, 2018


Nutrition Scientist Discovers Longevity Vitamins

Nutrition researcher Bruce Ames says the key to healthy aging is adequate consumptions of what he calls “longevity vitamins.”

Using his own research and the findings of other scientists, Ames identified a key class of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients vital to longevity and staving off chronic conditions like heart disease, cancer and possibly neurodegeneration.

, December 17, 2018


Lack of Vitamin D Increases Depression Risk

The important of vitamin D in keeping depression at bay as people age is confirmed in the results of this new study.

Researchers at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland found a deficiency in vitamin D among the 4,000 study participants 50-years-of-age and older equated to a 75% greater risk of developing depression.

, December 10, 2018


Exercise Makes 70 the New 40

The key to living long and living well is not modern medicine but old fashioned exercise according to researchers at Ball State University.

People in their 70s who have been exercising throughout their lifetime have the muscle fitness as well as heart and lung capacities of healthy people in their 40s.

, December 03, 2018


Sugary Drinks Shown to Be Addictive

Researchers at the University of California have determined sugary drinks may be addictive.

Their link to a long list of poor health consequences such as obesity and diabetes is well established, but studies now show sugary drinks may be addictive. Researchers at the University of California observed signs of addiction in their study of teens in the San Francisco area.

, November 26, 2018


Probiotics Shown to Increase Bone Density

Probiotics could eventually be used to treat osteoporosis as a result of the information learned in this recent study.

Scientists at Emory University have determined probiotics helped increase bone volume in mice and are hoping to see if a similar result can be found in humans.

, November 19, 2018


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