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Exercise May Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease

An activity as simple as walking may help prevent Alzheimer's disease according to new research

The results of research from the Harvard Aging Brain Study at Massachusetts General Hospital show high levels of daily physical activity may protect against cognitive decline and brain tissue loss from Alzheimer’s disease.

, July 22, 2019


Calorie Restriction Benefits the Heart

There is always room for improvement when it comes to heart health.

The results of a two-year study from Duke Health show even among those in a healthy weight range there is a benefit to reducing calories.

, July 15, 2019


Agricultural Pesticide Use Linked to Teen Depression

Teens living near flower farms are being impacted by chemical exposure.

An elevated risk for depression in teens has been established as a result of the pesticides sprayed on the flower fields of Ecuador.

, July 08, 2019


Leisure-Time Sitting is Worse than Work-Time Sitting

Researchers have found there is a difference between sitting at work and sitting in front of a television when it comes to your health.

Scientists have been studying for years the effects of sitting and have come to the conclusion extended periods of uninterrupted sedentary behavior is detrimental for your health, especially your heart health. But closer scrutiny shows not all sitting is the same.

, July 01, 2019


Chronic Pain Linked to Gut Bacteria

Differences in gut bacteria were found in chronic pain sufferers leading researchers to wonder what role the gut microbiome plays in pain.

Research scientists found 19 different strains of bacteria in greater or lesser quantities in those suffering from the disease compared to the healthy control group.

, June 24, 2019


Eating Processed Food Leads to Weight Gain

The same people who gained weight with processed food lost weight with unprocessed food.

Researchers using a controlled study with 20 healthy participants were able to determine eating a diet of processed food led to increased calorie consumption and weight gain of a pound per week.

, June 17, 2019


Study Shows Up to 35 Percent of Female Athletes Have Low Iron

Female athletes may need to be concerned as much about pumping iron outside the gym as inside the gym.

Study results published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology showed up to 35 percent of female athletes have low iron levels compared to only five percent of the general female population in Australia. It could be worse in the U.S.

, June 10, 2019


Walnuts May Aid in Lowering Blood Pressure

Adding walnuts to your diet might be just what the doctor ordered to lower your blood pressure.

In a study conducted at Penn State University, researchers saw trial participants at risk for cardiovascular disease lower their central blood pressure by adding walnuts to their diet.

, June 03, 2019


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