Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Alzheimer's and Exercise

Recent research in Japan reveals that exercise is more beneficial than diet in treating Alzheimer's Disease.  Exercise reduces the number of Amyloid plaques in the brain which contribute to the progression of the disease.  Exercise improved memory.    http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-06/asfb-eik061312.php

Friday, July 6, 2012

Radioactive Tuna Arrives in US

Bluefin tuna are carrying radioactivity leaked from Japan's recent Fukushima nuclear disaster.  Levels are 10 times normal.   http://worldhealth.net/news/radioactive-tuna-arrives-us-shores/

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

Jogging Dramatically Increases Life Expectancy

A 27 year  study composed of 20,000 Danish people, ages 20-93, reveals regular jogging decreases  the risk of death by 44%.  Jogging increased life expectancy by 6.2 years in men and 5.6 years in women.  http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-05/esoc-rjs050212.php

Monday, June 4, 2012

Gene Treatment for Longevity

New gene therapy associated with increasing the length of telomeres within the cell has increased life span in mice by 13-24%.   http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22585399

Friday, May 25, 2012

Dairy Reduces Strokes

A recent study reveals that people who have 4 servings of low fat dairy are 12% less likely to have a stroke.  http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Prevention/32258

Monday, April 30, 2012

Standing reduces odds of Dying

Adults sitting 11 hours a day or more had a 40% increased risk of dying in 3 years.  http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-03/si-suy032612.php

Friday, April 13, 2012

Americans Living 60% Longer

Statistics from 1935-2010 show significant signs of improvement in American's lifespans.  Due to medical care-especially treatment of heart disease, antibiotics, decreased smoking and cholesterol lowering medications-overall risk of death at any given time has droppped by 60%.  In the 85 year old and older group, it has dropped by 38%.  We have a doctor trained in Anti-Aging medicine at our office to answer questions about what you can do to increase your lifespan and to feel well as you age.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Diabetes and Sitting

Recent study suggests women who stay seated most of the day are more prone to developing diabetes.  This is true even with daily exercise of a half hour or longer.   http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-03/uol-drf030212.php

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Weight Loss Depends on Location

New study shows weight loss improves when the program is done at a church.  Also, those with less experience with weight loss programs and weight management do better.  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120203141623.htm

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Team Weight Loss

Team mates in a weight loss competition significantly influenced each other's weight.  Weight loss was determined by which team an individual was on.   http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120214122124.htm

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Anti-aging Protein

A protein has been identified that recycles worn out cellular components that may be the  key in lengthening our lifespan.  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120227111202.htm

Friday, February 17, 2012

Obesity and Stress

New study shows stress leads to obesity, obesity leads to stress and dieting can lead to stress.  http://www.uis.no/research/article59197-51.html

Monday, February 13, 2012

Weight loss and big breakfasts

Research shows that people who eat a big breakfast including dessert lost more weight than those that deprived themselves.  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120207133750.htm

Friday, February 3, 2012

TV Increases Heart Attacks

Ownership of a car or TV is associated with increased risk of heart attacks.  Strenuous work activity is not associated with increased risk.  Latest study.   http://www.worldhealth.net/news/health-hazards-modern-living/

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Eating Fish Slows Cognitive Decline

A recent study reveals that 30% of people with low fish intake develop cognitive impairment or dementia compared with 3.2% with the highest intake as well as greatest preservation of brain volume.