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Archive for the ‘Longevity’ Category

Sunshine Exposure Prolongs Life

A study from the University of Edinburgh shows exposing skin to the sun’s rays releases a compound in the blood vessels which helps to reduce blood pressure, alleviates the risk for heart attack and stroke, and improves overall health.In the United Kingdom, heart disease and stroke due to high blood pressure are estimated to cause 80 times more deaths than from skin cancer. A group of 24 volunteers were exposed to tanning lamps for two sessions of 20 minutes each.  In one session, the volunteers were exposed to the UV rays and the heat of the lamps while in another […]

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Prolong Life

New research supports current dietary guidelines, which recommend eating fatty fish twice a week to maintain good health and prolong life. The study was recently published recently in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine and reports that older adults with the highest blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which are often found in fatty fish, are less likely to die from various causes than those with the lowest levels. Lead author Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues tracked the health of about 2,700 American over the age of 65 for […]

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Obese Young Men May not Reach Middle Age

A recently published study in journal BMJ Open reports that men who are obese at an early age have a great risk of developing serious illnesses by the time they are in their 50s, if they even live that long.  The study involved 6500 Danish men who had registered with the Military Board for a fitness test to evaluate their suitability for military service. The men were aged 22 years at the start of the study and were followed for 33 years until they were 55 years old. Most of the men were found to be of normal weight while […]

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Intermittent fasting or alternating days with normal calorie consumption and restricted calorie intake is fast becoming a popular diet plan not only because it is easy to follow, but also because it is supported by scientific research. A recent scientific review published in the British Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Disease suggests that intermittent fasting may help improve the health of patients with diabetes and heart disease, in addition to its weight loss claims. Intermittent fasting is loosely defined as fasting on a given number of consecutive or alternate days. It involves alternating days when one eats ‘normally’ with days […]

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Eating Fish Lower Risks of Dying in Older Adults

Current dietary guidelines recommend eating fatty fish twice a week to benefit from omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil, which has been shown to protect against heart disease. Now a new study suggests that eating fatty fish can also reduce one’s overall risk of death as well as death from heart disease. Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the University of Washington led by Dariush Mozaffarian, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology found that elderly participants who had the highest serum levels of omega-3 fatty acids lived more than two years longer than those who […]

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