Anti-Aging

  1. Abnormal Levels of Proteins in Gluteal Fat Linked to Metabolic Syndrome Risk

    Abnormal Levels of Proteins in Gluteal Fat Linked to Metabolic Syndrome Risk
      You may have heard about how people who are ‘apple-shaped’ - with fat concentrated around their abdomen - are more at risk for heart disease and diabetes than those who are ‘pear-shaped’, carrying more weight in their buttocks, hips and thighs. Unfortunately, new research conducted at UC Davis Health System reveals that the apparent benefits of having a pear-shaped...
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  2. Can Drinking Coffee Increase Your Lifespan?

    Can Drinking Coffee Increase Your Lifespan?
    An exciting new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that drinking coffee may add years to your lifespan - but it’s not because of the caffeine. In this study, researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US explored coffee drinking habits and their impact on mortality in middle-aged subjects. They enrolled over 400,000 healthy...
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  3. Multivitamins are Crucial for Optimal Health

    Multivitamins are Crucial for Optimal Health
    America is one of the most overweight, yet undernourished countries in the world. We take in far too many calories, but not enough nutrients. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), less than one-third of Americans eat two or more fruits per day and a mere 27 percent eat vegetables three or more times a...
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  4. Harmful DNA Modifications Of Bowel Cancer Genes Are Linked To Aging And Diet

    Harmful DNA Modifications Of Bowel Cancer Genes Are Linked To Aging And Diet
    Exciting research carried out at the Institute of Food Research at Newcastle University has revealed that ‘epigenetic’ changes to genes (known as DNA methylation) affected in cancer are caused mainly by aging, but are also influenced by diet. Researchers examined DNA from cells lining the gut wall in volunteers attending colonoscopy clinic, who were free from bowel cancer or inflammatory...
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  5. Galectins Shown To Play A Role In Osteoarthritis

    Galectins Shown To Play A Role In Osteoarthritis
    Inflammatory joint disease, or arthritis, is a common, growing affliction in elderly people. In a survey, roughly 39% of people over the age of 60 said they had some form of arthritis including osteoarthritis, which causes painful wear and tear of the body’s joints. Interestingly, researchers at the University Department of Orthopedics at the MedUni in Austria have discovered a...
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  6. Meditation Rewires Your Brain

    Meditation Rewires Your Brain
    Did you know that your behavior can fundamentally change your brain…even heal and ‘rewire’ it to a surprising degree? Not too long ago, experts were convinced that the brain was fully formed after childhood and gradually declined in our middle to later years. However, new research clearly shows that meditation and other forms of relaxation can not only change your...
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  7. Treadmill Testing Can Predict Heart Disease In Women Over 65

    Treadmill Testing Can Predict Heart Disease In Women Over 65
    Not all physicians are convinced that the exercise treadmill test (ETT) can reliably evaluate heart health in women. However, a recent study carried out by UC Davis researchers shows that the ETT can in fact accurately predict coronary artery disease in women over 65. Two specific electrocardiogram (EKG) indicators of heart stress during an ETT were shown to further enhance...
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  8. 4 Aging-Related Signs Of Heart Disease Risk

    4 Aging-Related Signs Of Heart Disease Risk
    Did you know that certain signs of aging can indicate poor heart health? Data presented by Danish researchers reveal that people with: receding hairlines crown top baldness earlobe crease and fatty deposits around their eyelids,   are 57% more likely to have a heart attack and 39% more likely to develop heart disease over a 35-year period. Interestingly, two other...
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  9. Prostate Health: 7 Things You Should Know

    Prostate Health: 7 Things You Should Know
    According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common malignancy among American men and it is the second leading cause of deaths from cancer.  Recent ACS statistics estimate 192,280 cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed this year and 27,360 men will die from the disease. Most cancers are diagnosed in men over the age of 65...
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  10. Smart Choices in Seafood: Benefits vs. Risks

    Smart Choices in Seafood: Benefits vs. Risks
    If you want to gain the health benefits of fish, the experts recommend eating at least three servings a week. But what about the risk of mercury and other toxins contained in some kinds of seafood? You shouldn’t worry if you avoid eating fish with high levels of pollutants, because the benefits far outweigh the risks, according to a group...
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