Lifestyle

Mediterranean Diet can Prevent Overeating

We hear of so many different kinds of diets to help us lose weight. Now a new study suggests that the Mediterranean diet can prevent overeating. A study found that monkeys on the Mediterranean diet (MED) did not eat all the food that was available to them, even though they could eat as much food…

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Healthy Aging and Sea Food

The rising numbers of aging seniors worldwide is being accompanied by an increase in chronic diseases. Researchers are now concentrating on learning more about healthy aging rather than only researching longevity. In other words, what can be done to help someone live a long and healthy life without suffering from chronic physical and neurodegenerative diseases?…

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Dietary Supplements

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), half of the adults in the United States use dietary supplements such as herbs and other nutrients. Some of these products are known to be a potential cause of severe liver injury. Unfortunately, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not require the same kinds…

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Walking Steps to Preserve Life in Senior Women

How many steps does a senior woman have to walk in order to maintain health and preserve life? Many devices worn to measure the number of steps taken on a daily basis are pre-programmed to achieve a daily goal of 10,000 steps. However, no one has ever proven scientifically just how many steps really are…

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Brain-healthy Nutrients Found in the Mediterranean Diet

A new study published March, 2019 in NeuroImage tested the Mediterranean Diet to find the association between nutrition, cognition and MRI scans in seniors who did not have dementia. They did this to try to discover exactly which nutrient biomarker pattern (NBP) gives protection against brain disease and cognitive function. To get specific results they…

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Risks of Drinking Alcohol for Seniors

There has been a lot of confusion about what amounts of alcoholic beverages pose risks for the senior population. At one time only heavy alcohol drinking was considered to be bad, but newer research shows that drinking alcohol increases risks for heart attacks, strokes and early death. A study published April 14, 2018 in Lancet…

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Never Ignore a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) Mini Stroke

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a mini stroke, but should never be ignored, as it is usually a key early warning sign of a major stroke that may be about to strike. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) A transient ischemic attack (TIA), which is a mini stroke begins with similar neurological symptoms as a major…

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