If you have high cholesterol, triglycerides, your lipids could be blocking your vitamin E absorption, which means that the anti-oxidant properties of vitamin E that protect your heart, could be compromised. A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition by Oregon State University has found that high levels of blood lipids such as cholesterol and triglycerides can keep this essential micronutrient tied up in … Continue reading Are you getting enough Vitamin E?
Everything is linked to gut bacteria! We have read about studies proving the link of auto immune conditions and anorexia to gut bacteria. Now as per American Heart Association, a link has been discovered between bacteria in the gut and body weight, triglyceride and good cholesterol levels. Researchers identified 34 specific digestive tract microorganism species that influence weight and lipid metabolism. So what do we … Continue reading Now, triglycerides and good cholesterol linked to gut bacteria too!
Imagine this scenario: 42 middle-aged female monkeys were fed a Western-like diet containing fat and cholesterol for 18 months. During this pre-treatment phase, depressive behaviour in the animals was recorded. Observation number 1: Western-like diet causes depression. Then they were randomly given Zoloft, a common anti-depressant, or a placebo, once a day, for 18 months. The monkeys that received Zoloft developed three times the amount of atherosclerosis … Continue reading Common anti-depressant increases atherosclerosis risk 6-fold
Yes of course it’s a no-brainer. But some of us need research to prove it. So here it is: Men with a high fitness level in midlife appear to be at lower risk for lung and colorectal cancer, but not prostate cancer, and that higher fitness level also may put them at lower risk of death if they are diagnosed with cancer when they’re older, … Continue reading To avoid cancer and death, stay fit
It’s not the chic thing to do any more. It’s more about being insensitive parents. If you smoke in front of your kids, the passive smoking can affect them way into adulthood and give them clogged arteries, as per a new research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Researchers tracked childhood exposure to parental smoking from 1980 and 1983. They collected carotid ultrasound data in adulthood in 2001 … Continue reading Smoking gives your kids heart disease
This is what nutrition experts call the “D-U-H” moment for research findings. It’s always been known that a good breakfast, a moderate lunch and a miserly dinner is the key to good health and weight loss. Now, Tel Aviv University study published in Diabetologia that proposes a “new” way to suppress deadly glucose surges throughout the day — eating a high-caloric breakfast and a more modest dinner. They found … Continue reading Eat less later to control diabetes
It takes a study for doctors to believe what nutrition experts like Patrick Holford have always said: folic acid reduces the risk of stroke, as per JAMA – Journal of the American Medical Association. Over 20,000 adults in China with high blood pressure but without a history of stroke or heart attack, were part of the study where the combined use of the hypertension medication enalapril and … Continue reading Eat folic acid to reduce risk of stroke
You always knew this, right? Every time you eat less post 6 pm, your face looks less bloated the next morning, and you feel half a pound lighter. Right? And now, we have research to prove it. In a new study published today in Science, researchers at San Diego State University and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies found that by limiting the time span … Continue reading Eat less after 6 pm to be disease free
Most cardiologists will tell you this: getting a by-pass or a stent is no guarantee of not getting another heart attack. So for those who have damaged their heart muscle after a heart attack, taking omega 3 fatty acids decreases inflammation in the heart and guards against further decline, as per a controlled study by the American College of Cardiology. Patients in the study taking 4 grams … Continue reading Survived a heart attack? Protect with omega 3
Is your life “worth” living? If yes, your heart is more protected. A sense of purpose can lower risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new study led by researchers at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. As per the study, there is a strong relationship between having a sense of purpose in life and protection from dying or having a cardiovascular event. … Continue reading Find a purpose, protect your heart