Tag: cardiovascular health study

8. Expand Your Protein Options

Despite what you might hear from food companies, most Americans get plenty of protein. The picture may be somewhat different for older individuals, however. An emerging scientific consensus says some older adults could benefit from increasing their protein intake beyond the current dietary recommendations. Evidence also is mounting that the

Lean Fish is a Healthy Choice, Too

Nutrition experts constantly advise eating fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel, herring, and sardines, because they are high in omega-3 fatty acids (1,970 milligrams in 3 ounces of cooked, farmed Atlantic salmon, for example). But what about fish that isn’t fatty? Leaner varieties are also healthy choices, especially if you

Keep Active to Protect Your Brain

Two new studies provide important evidence of how physical activity might reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of cognitive decline. One study reported that participants who were most active showed the least decline—the equivalent of 10 years of mental aging. In a second study, the most active

Even After 70, Staying Active Pays Off

Continuing to exercise as you age really can make a difference. Researchers reported in the journal Circulation that even people in their 70s have much lower risk of stroke and heart attack with regular moderate exercise such as walking.

“When older men and women were more active, they did much better—especially

Caffeine Doesn’t Cause Heart Jitters

The popular notion—reflected in doctors’ advice and clinical guidelines—that caffeine can cause your heart to “skip a beat” is probably wrong. A new study, the first of its kind to actually monitor participants’ hearts over a 24-hour span, concludes that frequent caffeine consumption is not associated with premature heart contractions

5. Nutrients in Supplement Form

Multivitamins and Your Brain
For many Americans, taking a multivitamin as “insurance” against nutritional shortfalls is a daily habit. Americans have been taking multivitamin/mineral supplements since the early 1940s, and an estimated one-third of all U.S. consumers take these regularly. Multivitamins account for almost one-sixth of all purchases of dietary supplements

Your Brain Can Benefit From Regular Exercise

A new study suggests that physical activity you might not think of as exercise can improve brain volume and reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s disease by 50 percent. Other recent research suggests that seniors who exercise regularly may retain a higher level of mental function compared with seniors who take

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