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Excess Weight , Inflammatory Proteins and Colon Cancer Risk

Excess Weight , Inflammatory Proteins and Colon Cancer Risk

 A new study from Tufts University published in the scientific journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention ads to the evidence that obesity promotes cancer through inflammation. Two inflammatory proteins in the colon increase with increasing weight. Two pre-cancerous cellular pathways are activated by these inflammatory proteins. Lead researcher  Joel B. Mason, M.D., a gastroenterologist who studies nutrition and cancer prevention states, […]

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The Truth About Artificial Sugar

As research continues to uncover the dangerous health consequences of eating too much sugar, the use of artificial sugars has risen steadily. It’s easy to find cakes make entirely with Splenda, and every restaurant offers little pink and blue packets of artificial alternatives. Cutting back on sugar is certainly an important goal, but switching to […]

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Everything You Never Knew About Acupuncture

Modern medical advancements have saved countless lives, but ancient medicine like acupuncture also offers powerful results of its own. If you are dealing with common health problems like allergies, migraines, hypertension, or chronic pain, acupuncture could be the solution to improve your wellness. What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a holistic treatment that has been used […]

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Drink Green Tea for Prevention of Heart Attack and Stroke

Drink Green Tea for Prevention of Heart Attack and Stroke

According to research from Lancaster University and the University of Leeds in the UK, green tea may prevent deaths from heart attacks and strokes. A compound found in green tea, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), currently being studied for possible benefit in Alzheimer’s disease, also dissolves potentially dangerous plaque found in the blood vessels. David Middleton, Professor  at Lancaster University, says, […]

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Listening To Calming Music at Bedtime May Be Good for the Heart

Listening To Calming Music at Bedtime May Be Good for the Heart

According to research presented at the 2018 European Society of Cardiology Congress, listening to yoga music before bedtime may lower heart disease risk. Prior research documented that music reduces anxiety in patients with heart disease, but the studies were inconsistent and did not specify what style of music was used. The body’s heart rate changes as a normal […]

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Sleeping Six To Eight Hours Per Night is Best For Health

Sleeping Six To Eight Hours Per Night is Best For Health

Researchers have found the sweet spot of six to eight hours sleep a night as being most beneficial for heart health. More or less is detrimental. Their findings were presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2018. The study elucidated the relationship between the duration of one’s sleep and cardiovascular disease risk using a meta-analysis, combining 11 studies and […]

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Healthy Carbs in Moderation May Be Best

Healthy Carbs in Moderation May Be Best

A new study published by the British journal Lancet Public Health suggests that moderate healthy carbohydrate intake may be best for overall health. Another important finding was that animal protein as a replacement for carbs, popular for weight loss dieting, was not as healthy as replacing carbs with plant sourced proteins. This study performed a statistical analysis […]

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Cognitive Decline Associated with Having Surgery and General Anesthesia

Cognitive Decline Associated with Having Surgery and General Anesthesia

A study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease seems to confirm the long held suspicion that having surgery requiring general aneathesia (not local anesthesia) may promote cognitive decline. For this study memory was assessed in 964 study subjects with a mean age of 54 years, and again four years later, when 312 participants had had surgery and […]

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Dark Chocolates’ Benefits Seen in New Studies

Dark Chocolates’ Benefits Seen in New Studies

Findings from two new studies presented at the Experimental Biology 2018 annual conference in San Diego shows that consumption of  dark chocolate has positive effects on stress levels, inflammation, mood, memory and immunity. Cacao is known as a major source of flavonoids, which are strong antioxidants. Lee S. Berk, PHd,  from Loma Linda University, principal investigator on both […]

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