Inflammation in middle age may indicate increased risk of dementia in later life, finds study  

Chronic inflammation in middle age may lead to memory and thinking problems later in life. People who have chronic inflammation in middle-age may develop problems with thinking and memory in the decades leading up to old age, according to a new study published in the February 13, 2019, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology

Inflammation in middle age may indicate increased risk of dementia in later life, finds study  The latest findings from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study indicate that people suffering chronic inflammation during middle age show a greater decline in cognitive function as they get older. When the body sustains an injury, it raises an acute inflammatory response to fight off infection and promote healing. This inflammatory response is localised […]

Daily consumption of diet drinks can increase stroke risk, cautions study

Diet sodas are often considered to be healthier alternatives to sugary beverages. A study this week is cautioning that immoderate drinking of the low-calorie drinks is associated with a greater risk of strokes or heart attacks

Daily consumption of diet drinks can increase stroke risk, cautions studyNew evidence shows that consuming two or more cans of diet drinks like diet coke everyday could be linked to a raised risk of dying young due to stroke or heart disease. Experts warn the public against regular consumption of such artificially sweetened drinks. The results of the study were published in the latest issue […]

Living alone has an impact on your overall health, suggest Danish study

Men who lived alone had a 23 per cent increased risk for dying prematurely from any cause and a 36 per cent increased risk for cardiovascular death

Living alone has an impact on your overall health, suggest Danish studyDanish researchers began studying 3,346 men, average age 63, in 1985, tracking their health for 32 years. Over the period, 89 percent of the men died, 39 percent from cardiovascular diseases. The analysis, in European Heart Journal Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes, controlled for a variety of health and behavioural characteristics, including body mass […]

Haven’t hit the gym since sometime? Here’s what you need to do

Within a week, your muscles lose some of their fat-burning potential and your metabolism slows down. Strength lingers longer than endurance once you stop training. But depending on just how slothful you’ve become, your quads and biceps may start to shrink soon after you leave the weight room

Haven’t hit the gym since sometime? Here’s what you need to doThink your body won’t notice that week off? Think again. Here’s what happens when you swap your regular sweat sessions for never-ending Netflix nights – and how long it takes to re-flip the fitness switch Just as a good training program builds you up, falling off the workout wagon can have the opposite effect – […]

Physical activity may help fight depression in older adults, suggest US study

The benefits of exercise are widely known but kinesiologists at McMaster University have for the first time found that physical activity may help fight depression in seniors by stimulating muscle-generated mood boosters

Physical activity may help fight depression in older adults, suggest US studyThe findings, published in the American Journal of Physiology–Cell Physiology, reveal that the underlying mechanisms which make us feel good when we exercise persist into old age and highlight the importance of staying active. “A previous study demonstrated these mechanisms in healthy young adults, however, it was unknown whether the muscle deterioration which accompanies aging […]

Kidney function worsens as people get more obese, reveals study

Compared to adults who are merely overweight, people with the most severe obesity are twice as likely to develop impaired kidney function, the analysis found. People who aren’t quite as obese have an 18 to 69 per cent higher risk of developing reduced kidney function

Kidney function worsens as people get more obese, reveals studyWith or without existing kidney disease, kidney function is more likely to decline over time the more severely obese a person is, a large study suggests. “Excess weight, particularly around the belly, causes many adverse metabolic effects that impact the kidney,” said lead study author Dr Alex Chang of the Geisinger Health System in Danville, […]

Climb stairs frequently, for few minutes a day, can help improve heart health

Scientists have found that climbing stairs for just a few minutes at short intervals throughout the day can significantly improve heart health. The research, published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, suggests that virtually anyone can improve their fitness, anywhere, any time

Climb stairs frequently, for few minutes a day, can help improve heart healthA few minutes of stairs climbing, at short intervals throughout the day, can improve cardiovascular health. These are the findings of a new research from kinesiologists at McMaster University and UBC Okanagan. The findings, published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, suggest that virtually anyone can improve their fitness, anywhere, any time. “The […]

Healthy men with high waist-stature ratio have increased risk of heart disease

The study found that physically active men who were not overweight but whose waist-stature ratio (WSR) was close to the risk threshold were also more likely to develop heart disorders than individuals with lower WSRs

Healthy men with high waist-stature ratio have increased risk of heart diseaseHealth experts have warned for years that men and women with excess abdominal fat run a greater risk of developing cardiovascular problems. However, individuals with abdominal or central obesity are not the only ones in danger, according to a new study. The study was conducted by Brazilian researchers affiliated with São Paulo State University (UNESP) […]

7 mistakes that can affect your blood pressure reading

Learn what to avoid doing in order to not influence your blood pressure while it is being checked by your doctor

7 mistakes that can affect your blood pressure readingMum’s the word the next time you have your blood pressure checked. Talking while the cuff is on can boost your blood pressure reading. So can a full bladder or crossing your legs, the American Heart Association (AHA) says. “These simple things can make a difference in whether or not a person is classified as […]

Did you know? Just thinking about your wife can help reduce stress

Recently, a team of psychologists from the University of Arizona in Tucson has conducted a study that suggests that being in the presence of your partner can help you cope with stress and that, more intriguing still, even just thinking about your significant other can have the same positive effects

Did you know? Just thinking about your wife can help reduce stressStudies have shown that being in the presence of a romantic partner helps mitigate numerous factors of discomfort and stress. For instance, one study has shown that participants who received painful stimuli felt less pain if they were close to their partners. Being in a healthy romantic relationship can help people face life’s difficulties, from […]
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