Here’s yet another reason to fill up the fruit bowl: A new study has shown that regularly eating oranges may provide protection against developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in people over
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Sunscreens, sunglasses, and sun-protective clothes are not the only ways to protect your skin against the sun’s rays. Certain foods contain properties that protect against the damage caused by ultraviolet-A (UVA) radiation. Among the substances that fall into that category are antioxidant vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Each year, some 230,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in American women, and about one in eight American women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point. Breast cancer represents the second-most common cancer in women after skin cancer, and it’s the second-leading cause of death in women
Eat More Veggies for Heart Health
An Australian study supports high intakes of vegetables, especially cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli and cabbage, which may help older women lower the risk of stroke and heart attack. Dietary questionnaires of 1,000 women, aged 70 and older, reported how often they ate vegetables. Responses varied
Secrets to Super Aging
Some people maintain full cognitive performance well into their 80s, and they may have their genes to thank for it, according to a study published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, May 29, 2018. Researchers investigated the genomes of 56 “SuperAgers”—people ages 80 or older, who scored as
While most heart conditions are of higher risk to older adults, a rare but especially sudden and severe heart problem is one that affects those in their 40s and 50s and even younger. It’s called spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), and it can cause a heart attack. This injury to
Bowel movements may not be a common topic of polite conversation, but most people suffer from constipation from time to time. Constipation, which is usually defined as having fewer than three bowel movements in a week, is a problem that is often linked to diet and hydration issues, but sometimes,
The word “menopause” often is used inappropriately. A woman doesn’t “go through menopause.” She ends up in menopause. Menopause is the state a woman enters once she has gone 12 months without a period, at which point her ovaries are no longer producing the hormone estrogen. What she experiences leading
Too much is a bad thing, but regularly drinking light to moderate amounts of red wine can help lower cholesterol naturally and improve cardiovascular health. What could be an easier or more enjoyable home remedy for high cholesterol?