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Five Ingredients in the Recipe for Longer Life

Researchers have been able to quantify the cumulative effect of these healthy habits

While the individual elements are well-known components of a healthy lifestyle, a new study shows there are five lifestyle changes that when combined can increase life expectancy by a total of 12 years or more.

, May 07, 2018


Children Have the Energy Level of Endurance Athletes

Research shows what exhausted parents have known for a long time

If you have ever wondered why children seem to have boundless energy, it probably won’t surprise you to know their capacity for exercise and recovery is equivalent to that of world-class athletes. That’s the finding of a group of researchers in France and Australia in a report published in Frontiers in Physiology.

, April 30, 2018


High Fat Meals with High Sugar Set the Stage for Heart Disease

You may want to think twice before you indulge in a high-fat, high-sugar treat

If you don’t think one milkshake can make a difference in your health, the results of a recent study may change your mind. The combination of high fat and high sugar from just one milkshake was enough to trigger the beginnings of heart disease.

, April 23, 2018


Holding Hands Can Ease Pain

Research show the pain-relieving effect holding hands with a loved one can have

Holding the hand of a loved one that is suffering does more than provide them emotional support, it can actually ease their physical pain. That’s according to new research from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

, April 16, 2018


Exposure to Harmful Chemicals Linked to Restaurant Food

If you are eating restaurant food you may be getting more than you thought

A new study shows it’s not only what’s on the menu that should be a concern, but what comes with your meal at a restaurant that could affect your health. Researchers have determined people who eat out frequently are being exposed to high levels of phthalates in their food.

, April 09, 2018


Obesity is Making Cancer More Prevalent in Younger Adults

It's never too early to be concerned about the effects of obesity on children

Another devastating consequence of the obesity epidemic in America is that cancer is becoming more prevalent in young adults. That is the finding of a research study conducted by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

, April 02, 2018


Fasting is Good for the Heart

A 5:2 diet showed exciting results for a number of reasons

Study participants who used intermittent fasting to lose weight were able to clear triglyceride from the blood quicker after a meal than those who lost weight by calorie restriction alone according to researchers at the University of Surrey.

, March 26, 2018


Physically Fit Women Can Ward Off Dementia

The surprising results of this study show a dramatically lower risk of dementia for physically fit women

Women with a high level of physical fitness at middle age were 88 percent less likely to develop dementia later in life when compared with women whose fitness level was labeled moderate according to a new study published in the online journal Neurology.

, March 19, 2018


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