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AHA Guidelines Also Cut Cancer Risk

Most people think that the guidelines set by the American Heart Association (AHA) help protect against cardiovascular disease but a new study shows that aside from this, people who follow most of these guidelines are also less likely to develop cancer. This was recently reported by Laura J. Rasmussen-Torvik, Ph.D., of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in the journal Circulation. The author states that according to her team’s findings, people who follow at least six out of seven AHA guidelines cut their cancer risk by 50%, because many of the health behaviors that protect against heart disease also […]

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Clues to a Fat Future

There are a few factors that may suggest that one is likely to become overweight or obese in the future, new studies suggest. One study reported recently in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism that a breath test may be able to detect the presence of both hydrogen and methane on people’s breath and predict their risk for obesity. Author Ruchi Mathur, M.D., of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, states that these gases represent an imbalance of microorganisms in the gut, which is linked to obesity. Elizabeth DeRobertis, MS, RD, of the Scarsdale Medical Nutrition and Diabetes Center also states […]

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Researchers led by Kaisu H. Pitkälä, MD, University Helsinki, Finland report that regular exercise may help slow down the physical function deterioration in patients with Alzheimer’s disease who live at home. The results of the randomized Finnish Alzheimer Disease Exercise Trial (FINALEX) also showed that exercising can reduce the patients’ risk for falls without increasing health care costs. The researchers note that while previous studies have shown the benefits of regular exercise in dementia patients staying in nursing homes, this new study shows that exercise intervention can help patients and their families maintain their way of life longer without increasing […]

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Diabetics Must Plan Meals for the Holidays

Beginning with Thanksgiving, the season of merry eating is just around the corner, and everyone, especially diabetics must plan a strategy to maintain their health while enjoying the festivities. Experts from the Harris Health System led by Dr. Ashok Balasubramanyam, chief, Endocrinology and Talar L. Glover, MS, RN, director, Diabetes Service Line and Patient Education, recommend simple strategies for diabetics to stay healthy during the holidays. These include planning sensible meals, controlling portions, and engaging in regular exercise. Balasubramanyam adds that diabetics have to take care of their health by eating right, exercising and maintaining blood sugar levels by regular […]

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New research adds evidence on the importance of physical activity health in terms of increasing life expectancy by as much as four years.  Lead author Steven Moore, Ph.D., of the National Cancer Institute, reports that people of any body weight- normal weight, overweight, or obese – improve their health and prolong their life by doing regular leisure-time physical activity at any level. The investigators analyzed data on more than 650,000 people around 40 years old and older who were participating in various epidemiological studies evaluating cancer risk. After considering other factors that could affect longevity, their analysis showed people who […]

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