Omega-3 deficiency linked to common age-related illnesses such as cancer, depression and heart disease

Omega-3 fatty acids are a family of healthy polyunsaturated fats with numerous health benefits. These fats are important for the maintenance of healthy cell membranes and contribute to the production of hormones that regulate blood clotting, inflammation and the contraction and relaxation of artery walls. Two of the most important types of omega-3 fatty acids are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Studies show … Continue reading Omega-3 deficiency linked to common age-related illnesses such as cancer, depression and heart disease

Study: Supplementing with omega-3s found to promote brain health in patients with coronary heart disease

Coronary heart disease is the most common form of heart disease in the United States. It occurs when plaque builds up inside the walls of the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart. Because plaque buildup reduces blood flow to the brain, many researchers consider coronary heart disease as a risk factor for dementia. Therefore, it is … Continue reading Study: Supplementing with omega-3s found to promote brain health in patients with coronary heart disease

Study: Boosting selenium intake can help reduce osteoporosis risk

Researchers from China have found that increased selenium intake may reduce a person’s risk for osteoporosis. In their report, experts from Central South University in Changsha recruited over 6,200 participants and measured the bone mineral density in the middle phalanges of the second to fourth fingers of their non-dominant hand. The team then assessed the participants’ dietary patterns, particularly … Continue reading Study: Boosting selenium intake can help reduce osteoporosis risk

Study: Following healthy diets found to reduce the risk of acquired hearing loss by 30%

A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology suggests that following a healthy diet may help ward off acquired hearing loss. A team led by Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers examined middle-aged women and found that the odds of developing hearing loss is 30 percent lower in those who adhere to a healthy diet. Adherence to a healthy diet linked to … Continue reading Study: Following healthy diets found to reduce the risk of acquired hearing loss by 30%

Soda consumption linked to accelerated aging and increased mortality risk

A recent study by researcher from the University of California, San Francisco says that drinking soda can increase the risk of all-cause mortality and accelerate aging. The findings build on mounting evidence of the adverse effects drinking soda and other sugary beverages have on the body, which include obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, … Continue reading Soda consumption linked to accelerated aging and increased mortality risk

Slow down and breathe: Low impact cardio exercises help relieve chronic pain in your knees and lower back

If you’re suffering from joint and back pain, it’s a good idea to slow down. Intense and heavy exercises can put stress on your body even more and make you feel more spent than refreshed after every workout. Try low-impact cardio exercises for a change. These are slow-burn exercises that go easy on your body and … Continue reading Slow down and breathe: Low impact cardio exercises help relieve chronic pain in your knees and lower back

Health benefits and conditions improved by supplementing with CoQ10

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a chemical that your body produces naturally. It plays an important role in DNA replication and repair, as well as energy production. In order to use CoQ10, your cells convert its inactive form, ubiquinone, into its active form, ubiquinol. However, as you age and are exposed to various pollutants (including medications such as statins), the … Continue reading Health benefits and conditions improved by supplementing with CoQ10

Study: Lithium microdosing may benefit patients in later stages of Alzheimer’s disease

As it turns out, even microdoses of lithium can help stave off Alzheimer’s. A recent study found that concentrations of lithium hundreds of times lower than what doctors usually prescribe for psychiatric conditions such as bipolar disorder can benefit those in the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease. According to Claudio Cuello of the Department of Pharmacology and … Continue reading Study: Lithium microdosing may benefit patients in later stages of Alzheimer’s disease

Here are 7 signs you’re AGING faster than you should be and what you can do to address them

Aging is a natural and inevitable process that changes the body at the cellular level. It is an integral part of all living organisms’ cycle of life, including that of humans. But several environmental and lifestyle factors may trigger this process too early, hence the term “premature aging.” This event negatively impacts a person’s quality of … Continue reading Here are 7 signs you’re AGING faster than you should be and what you can do to address them

Histone Modifications Reveal Further Insight into the Process of Aging

Epigenetic research on the potential molecular causes of aging has piqued the curiosity of many people who want to know if it’s possible to slow aging or, perhaps, stop it altogether. The process of aging comes along with physiological changes that decrease the body’s ability to repair tissue and increase vulnerability to metabolic diseases. Overall, … Continue reading Histone Modifications Reveal Further Insight into the Process of Aging