Following a healthy diet can reduce the risk of breast cancer

Along with their other benefits, fruits and vegetables are rich in flavonoids and carotenoids, which are linked to a host of medical benefits

Following a healthy diet can reduce the risk of breast cancerBreast cancer is a complex disease with many contributing factors. Some of these factors, such as age, family history, genetics, and gender, cannot be controlled. However, there are factors that individuals can control, which include smoking, not exercising, being overweight, and their diet. Some researchers maintain that diet could be responsible for 30 to 40 […]

Obesity key factor behind irregular heartbeat in men

The findings showed that men were diagnosed with atrial fibrillation - a condition in which the upper chambers of the heart, or atria, quiver instead of beat to move blood effectively - at 50 years of age, while women developed the condition at 60 or at older age

Obesity key factor behind irregular heartbeat in menA new study found that, on average, atrial fibrillation develops in men around 10 years earlier than it does in women. It was also found that while carrying excess weight raises the risk of this type of irregular heartbeat for both men and women, it has a stronger effect in men The results of the […]

Larger waist, hip size interlinked with heart attack risk in women

Research suggests that differences in the way women and men store fat may affect their risk of heart disease, with those with an ‘apple shape’ at greatest risk

Larger waist, hip size interlinked with heart attack risk in womenWomen with bigger waists relative to their hips are at more risk of heart attacks than men of a similar “apple shape”, research from the George Institute for Global Health says. The study showed waist-to-hip ratio to be a better heart attack predictor than general obesity – 18% stronger than body mass index in women […]

Childhood cancer survivors at a higher risk of developing heart disease

Researchers from Germany have investigated the long-term health of those who survived cancer during their childhood in comparison to the rest of the population. The study found the survivors, as adults, were at increased cardiovascular risk compared to the general population. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy, used to treat cancer in children, are known to affect heart cells and blood vessels

Childhood cancer survivors at a higher risk of developing heart diseaseAdult survivors of childhood cancer have a greater risk of heart disease and develop risk factors like high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol earlier in life compared to the general population, a German study suggests. Researchers studied 951 adults, ages 23 to 48, who had been diagnosed with cancer when they were less than 15 […]

Babies with heart defects can have an impact on mother’s health too

Women who give birth to infants with congenital heart defects may have an increased risk of cardiovascular hospitalisations later in life, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation

Babies with heart defects can have an impact on mother’s health tooThe study of more than one million women is the first to show congenital heart defects in newborns may be a marker for an increased risk of their mothers developing heart problems, including heart attack and heart failure, years after pregnancy. Researchers analysed data on women who delivered infants between 1989 and 2013 in Quebec, […]

Weight-loss surgery can have drastic effects on interpersonal relationships

Swedish researchers found that compared to people who didn’t have so-called bariatric surgery, those who did were more likely to become separated or divorced, if they were married, and more likely to get into a new relationship or get married, if they had been single

Weight-loss surgery can have drastic effects on interpersonal relationshipsThe effects of weight-loss surgery extend beyond just losing pounds or kilos, co-author Per-Arne Svensson of Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg have said. Svensson’s team looked at data from two large studies of people who did or did not have weight-loss operations. Seventy to 75% of participants were women. The first study compared 1,958 […]

Gene that regulates bone growth can also help in cognition

Brain development in humans and other primates is profoundly affected by sensory experience and social interactions. Scientists have long sought to unravel genes in the brain that are turned on and off by experiences to fuel the rise of brain functions unique to such complex species

Gene that regulates bone growth can also help in cognitionA gene that regulates bone growth and muscle metabolism in mammals may take on an additional role as a promoter of brain maturation, cognition and learning in human and non-human primates, according to a new study led by neurobiologists at Harvard Medical School. Describing their findings in the Nov. 10 issue of Nature, researchers say […]

Benefits of including carrot juice in your diet

Carrot juice increases bile secretion, which can increase metabolism — the rate at which your body converts energy into food. Bile is a fluid that breaks down fat. According to a study from 2006, an increase in bile flow revved up the metabolism and increased weight loss in lab rats. It could produce a similar outcome in humans

Benefits of including carrot juice in your dietCarrots are known to be an excellent source of vitamins, nutrients, and fibre. But you don’t have to eat carrots to receive these nutritional benefits. Drinking carrot juice is an easy way to add carrots to your diet. Here are eight reasons why you should add carrot juice to your diet. Increased metabolism Since carrot […]

Drinking broccoli sprouts can help lower carcinogens in the body

In a new study, a team of researchers have discovered that tiny little broccoli sprouts, are actually extremely efficient at eliminating common environmental toxicants. These tiny green veggies play an important role in helping to expel harmful pollutants from our body, all while providing us with an excellent source of vitamin K

Drinking broccoli sprouts can help lower carcinogens in the bodySo many health foods nowadays are labelled as “detoxifying” that it makes one wonder how many of them actually work and how many are simply looking for a promotional edge. Thanks to a new study, at least now we can confidently identify broccoli sprouts as being “the real deal.” In a new study, published in […]

Simple blood test can help doctors prescribe best drug to treat depression

Due to lack of a biological test, determining which drug will work best in individuals suffering depression is often a game of trial and error. But researchers have developed a simple blood test that can allow physicians to more successfully prescribe initial drug treatments

Simple blood test can help doctors prescribe best drug to treat depressionDue to the lack of a biological test, determining which drug will work best in individuals suffering depression is often a game of trial and error. But the process could become less of a guessing game thanks to researchers at UT Southwestern, who have developed a simple blood test that could allow physicians to more […]