A study of older Dutch men provides new insight into why tea and cocoa protect against heart disease, showing for the first time that a compound called epicatechin is associated with reduced mortality from cardiovascular disease. The 25-year study followed nearly 800 men, all initially over age 65. Higher levels
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If you need more motivation to substitute an apple or a pear for that bag of chips or indulgent dessert, a new Chinese study might help you reach for the fruit bowl or bag of berries in the freezer. In the most comprehensive such research to date, following a half-million
The latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans call for limiting sodium intake to no more than 2,300 milligrams daily. Although the 2015 revision put less emphasis on more restrictive limits for people 51 and older, African-Americans, and those with hypertension, diabetes or kidney disease, that shouldn’t be interpreted as a green
High blood cholesterol, particularly high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, is a well-known risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). What is less clear is whether cholesterol from foods plays a role in raising blood cholesterol levels and CVD risk.
Cholesterol occurs only in animal foods, like beef, poultry, pork, seafood, eggs and
The folklore. Amaranth, a less well-known grain than some of its cousins, has been steadily climbing out from obscurity and reclaiming its ancient glory. This native of Peru was as much a staple crop as corn to the pre-Colombian Aztecs, who used it both as food and in religious ceremonies.
Everyone knows that without exercise your body gets out of shape. Now new research suggests the same may be true for your brain cells.
A study assessing the brain impact of a sedentary lifestyle in animals found that inactivity chang-es the shape of certain brain cells in ways that increase susceptibility
If you have type 2 diabetes (T2D), you are highly vulnerable to death from heart attack or stroke. Lowering this risk can be challenging if you have any additional risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or obesity. These will keep your risk elevated, even
If you care about your brain, care for your heart! That’s the message of new research that links deficits in the amount of blood that the heart pumps with each beat to increased risk for memory loss and dementia. The study offers still more evidence that a healthy heart is
Ask the Doctor: Periodic limb movement disorder
Q. I am a healthy woman of 68 who has been suffering from daytime drowsiness. My doctor says my sleep is disturbed by a condition called Periodic Limb Movement Disorder, or PLMD, and has prescribed a drug called clonazepam (Klonopin), which seems to work
When you are not exercising, you still need to keep moving. New research has found that active older adults can gain even more health benefits with ongoing non-exercise physical activity (NEPA).
The study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that those who replaced 30 minutes per day of sedentary