A new study done by Research Centre on Aging in Canada shows that antioxidants may offer the same protection against bone loss as resistance training. This study determines the effects of antioxidants and resistance training on bone mineral density of postmenopausal women. A 6 month study observed a decrease in the lumbar spine bone mineral density (BMD) of the placebo group while other groups remained stable.* Thirty-four postmenopausal women were [...]
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A new study from the Copenhagen University Hospital Gentofte in Denmark has now stated that certain levels of calcium in combination with Vitamin D now has more backing in its role in improving and maintaining bone health. This suggests that there is a possible link between the reduction in elderly hip fractures and this combined supplement. This new study found a 20% fall in the rates of hip damage in [...]
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New studies performed by the researchers from the Universities of Iceland, the University of Navarra, University College Cork, and the Portuguese National Research Institute on Agriculture and Fisheries Research in Lisbon show links between consuming fatty fish like salmon or fish oil supplements and many health benefits including reduction of blood pressure, heart health, promoting weight loss and it may also reduce your risk of age-related macular degeneration. In recent [...]
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The fifth most common cancer for women worldwide is endometrial cancer. According to a new study published in Cancer, Causes and Control, intakes of vitamins C and E and beta-carotene may reduce the risk of cancer of the uterus. An increase of 1,000 micrograms of beta-carotene for a 1,000 calorie diet has shown a 12% reduction in endometrial cancer risk.* Also, increasing your vitamin C and E intake could also [...]
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The leading cause of blindness in people over 60 is age-related macular degeneration (AMD). A recent Australian study called the Blue Mountain Eye Study examined about 2500 participants over a 5 and 10 year period.* The study found that reducing trans-fats and increasing consumption of fish, nuts, olive oil and other foods containing omega-3 fatty acids could significantly lower the risk for AMD. It may be that healthy fatty acid [...]
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A compilation study from Tufts University, University of Wisconsin, and the EMMES Corporation researched the effects of taking the AREDS supplement plus omega-3 and reducing dGI (dietary glycemic index) on AMD (age-related macular degeneration). The trial spanned 8 years and studied 3,000 eligible AREDS AMD trial participants. Looking at the risk of advanced AMD, the study found that the AREDS supplement plus higher intakes of omega-3 (DHA and EPA), and [...]
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A new study out of Harvard Medical School suggests that B6 may reduce the risk of colon cancer by 50%.* The study, recently published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, evaluated the blood levels of pyridoxal 5′-phosphate (PLP), the active form of B6. The researchers evaluated the link between blood PLP levels and risk of colorectal cancer amongst 14,916 men. Jung Eun Lee, head researcher from Brigham, reported [...]
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Age related macular degeneration and cognitive impairment may share similar complex development and risk factors, according to Michelle L. Baker, M.D., of the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The study, aimed at describing the association of cognitive function and dementia with early AMD of older individuals, assessed 2,088 individuals ages 69 to 97.* Participants underwent cognitive testing, retinal photography for the detection of AMD and an extensive assessment of artery [...]
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Findings in the Archives of Internal Medicine suggest vitamin B supplements were associated with a 41% reduction in the risk of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).* The researchers, led by William Christen from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, preformed a double-blind clinical trial involving 5,442 women age 40 and older. Over the course of 7.3 years the women were randomly assigned to take a placebo or [...]
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According to an article published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, arthritis tops the list of most common causes of disability. The number of people who report arthritis as the primary cause of disability has increased by one million since 1999.* According to the Arthritis Foundation the prevalence of arthritis is expected to rise by 40% by the year 2030. In addition, the [...]
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