Posted Sat, 12/26/2009 - 7:25am by Fred Lee
New findings published in the journal Nature have found that the key to healthy aging may in fact lie in the proper balance of proteins in your diet. Researchers discovered this possible connection to protein intake by studying, of all things, fruit flies. By varying the amount of amino acids (the building blocks of proteins) in their diet, they were able to affect the longevity as well as the fertility of the flies.
Posted Tue, 12/22/2009 - 8:42am by Fred Lee
A recent study out of Japan has found that one of the compounds in green tea may help combat “the blues” in older people. When men and women aged 70 or older consumed upwards of four cups of green tea per day, they were less likely to suffer from depression. Experts believe that the presence of a “feel good” chemical is responsible for this effect.
Posted Fri, 12/18/2009 - 2:09pm by Denise Reynolds
Each year, one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to make time to exercise. Instead of investing in a gym membership, why not get a pet? A recent British survey found that dog owners spend an average of 8 hours and 11 minutes walking their pets each week. Those without a four-legged friend walked only 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Posted Thu, 12/17/2009 - 3:46pm by Denise Reynolds
Drinking more coffee or tea may reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Posted Wed, 12/16/2009 - 9:21am by Fred Lee
A recent article in the New York Times has revealed that breast cancer survivors who drink as little as two to three drinks per week are more likely to experience a recurrence of their cancer than survivors who drank little to no alcohol at all. The study looked at almost 2000 women who were diagnosed with breast cancer and assessed their level of alcohol consumption. Approximately half of the subjects reported drinking alcohol regularly, with wine being the beverage of choice.
Posted Tue, 12/15/2009 - 1:46pm by Denise Reynolds
The average adult watches almost five hours of television per day. A recent study has found that by reducing time in front of the tube, men and women can burn as much as 119 extra calories a day.
Posted Mon, 12/14/2009 - 9:41am by Denise Reynolds
Do you plan to toast the New Year with a glass of bubbly? A new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition has found that the traditional glass of champagne on New Year’s Eve may be good for your heart.
Posted Sun, 12/13/2009 - 2:55pm by Fred Lee
If you love to eat curry, then you’re in luck, because scientists have found that turmeric, which is a key ingredient in curry, might retard the cancerous stem cell development in breast tissue that can lead to tumors. The beneficial effects were observed in combination with piperine, which is found in black pepper.
Posted Tue, 12/08/2009 - 10:20pm by Camilla Cheung
With the cold season upon us, over-the-counter cold medicines are flying off the shelves as people try to prevent and treat the common cold at home. But taking cold medicines for more than a few days can lead to a worsening of symptoms when you stop taking the medicine, according to the Mayo Clinic, and they don’t prevent or shorten the duration of a cold. Cough and cold medicines are also not recommended for young children.
Posted Sun, 12/06/2009 - 11:00pm by Fred Lee
It appears that part of the nationwide problem with obesity may in fact tied to people’s inability to simply know when to say “when.” Clinical psychologists have determined what most of probably already know: that for most of us, gaining weight is hard to avoid when large portions and mindless eating are involved. The latter is particularly true when we eat in front of the TV.