Archive for November, 2010

Eating five portions of fruit and vegetables per day is one of the dietary means that experts most frequently recommend for preventing cancer. Now, the European EPIC study carried out by researchers from 10 countries has shown that, in the case of lung cancer, the important thing is not just the quantity but also the […]

Multiple health benefits of pomegranate juice have been claimed by studies in recent years, including that it is a good source of polyphenol antioxidants and lowers both cholesterol and blood pressure, especially in diabetic and hypertensive patients. A preliminary study now suggests that it can ward off a number of complications in kidney disease patients […]

JAMA / Archives – High blood levels of the antioxidant alpha-carotene appear to be associated with a reduced risk of dying over a 14-year period, according to a report posted online that will be published in the March 28, 2011 print issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. Oxygen-related damage to DNA, proteins and fats may […]

JAMA – A combination of aerobic exercise and resistance training was associated with improved glycemic levels among patients with type 2 diabetes, compared to patients who did not exercise, according to a study in the November 24, 2010 issue of JAMA. The level of improvement in blood sugar control was not seen among patients who […]

People who exercise regularly could reduce their risk of developing about two dozen physical and mental health conditions – including some cancers and dementia – and slow down how quickly their body deteriorates as they age. An extensive research review, published in the December 2010 issue of IJCP, the International Journal of Clinical Practice, says […]

Northwestern.edu – Is cardiovascular health in middle age and beyond a gift from your genes or is it earned by a healthy lifestyle and within your control? Two large studies from Northwestern Medicine confirm a healthy lifestyle has the biggest impact on cardiovascular health. One study shows the majority of people who adopted healthy lifestyle […]