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Exercise Makes Old Brains Seem Young

Keeping your body in shape may keep your brain in shape as well.

A new study by scientists from the Center for Vital Longevity at the University of Texas at Dallas shows the brains of older people who engage in regular strenuous exercise more closely resemble those of younger adults.

, August 31, 2023


Walking Lowers Death Risk Even Below 5,000 Steps

It takes less walking than previously thought to reduce the risk of death.

A new report from the European Society of Cardiology shows the daily threshold for lowering your risk of death from any cause is less than 4,000 steps and decreased risk of dying from cardiovascular disease starts with just 2,300 steps.

, August 28, 2023


High Sugar Consumption Linked to Kidney Stones

Easy on the sugar if you are susceptible to kidney stones.

A new study suggests that high sugar intake increases your chances of developing a kidney stone by nearly 40 percent.

, August 21, 2023


Pecans Shown to Reduce Inflammation and Curb Diabetes

Fearing fat might not be founded as long as it's the right fat.

Researchers at Texas A&M University have found daily pecan consumption can reduce inflammation and prevent obesity, as well as related issues such as fatty liver disease and diabetes.

, August 14, 2023


Vegetarians at Greater Risk for Broken Hip

Be careful if all you eat is vegetables.

A new study from the University of Leeds in England found both men and women who follow a vegetarian diet have a 50 percent greater risk of suffering a hip fracture compared to people who eat meat.

, August 07, 2023


Breastfed Babies More Likely to Survive

For those who are able, breastfeeding is a way to protect infants.

New research shows babies had a 33 percent reduced risk of dying in their first year of life if they were breastfed.

, July 31, 2023


Weekend Warriors Benefit as Much as Regular Exercisers

Don't be discouraged if you can't exercise every day during the week.

New research from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) shows that those who confine their exercise to one or two days a week have similar heart-health benefits as those who exercise more often, as long as they reach the target of threshold of 150 minutes.

, July 24, 2023


Higher Carotene Levels Linked to Clearer Arteries

Eating carrots and other colorful fruits and vegetables could cut your cardiovascular disease risk.

Researchers from the University of Catalonia in Spain found a high level of carotenes in the blood is linked to a lower incidence of atherosclerotic plaque in the arteries which translates to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

, July 17, 2023


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