Media News Health Bits
Recent health articles are proof–That an UP-Beat performance that is staged and IN-ACTed can open a cellular pharmacy that dispenses the CHEMISTRY of Health, Happiness & Success.>You can bank on IT!
Diet may lower risk for Alzheimer’s.
Bloomberg News(4/13,) reports published online April 12 in the Archives of Neurology, elderly people “who adhered most to diets rich in dark, leafy vegetables, poultry, fish, and nuts and low in red meat, butter, and fatty dairy products had a 38 percent lower risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease than those who followed that plan the least.” theorized that “these foods may protect blood vessels in the brain, preventing tiny strokes that may contribute to Alzheimer’s.”
Researchers followed more than 2,100 “New York City residents over age 65 for about four years, The researchers broke down their dietary reports to gauge their intake of seven nutrients: saturated fatty acids; monounsaturated fatty acids; Omega-3 and Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids; vitamin E, vitamin B12 and folate.—of the 682 subjects whose diets ranked in the top third of the group in intake of vitamin E, folate, and poly- and monounsaturated fats (nutrients found in poultry, fish, vegetables, and most nuts and vegetable oils), just 50 subjects (or 7%) developed Alzheimer’s.”
WELLderly note—more NEUROBIC (brain building) from the the benefits of fish, RAINBOW and LOW-GLYCEMIC foods. YOU, by playing a WELLderly role WELL demonstrate to understudies that getting an ACT together WELL has DRAMATIC benefits.
Eating more high-glycemic index foods may be linked to heart risks.
The Los Angeles Times reported that carbohydrates “with a high glycemic index…may be linked with a higher risk of coronary heart disease “surveyed 47,749 men and women and found that “eating more high-glycemic index foods was more strongly linked with a greater risk of coronary heart disease.
WELLderly note— high-glycemic foods are high in quickly absorbed and digestible carbohydrates that rapidly raises blood glucose levels. Examples of High Glycemic Foods are many WHITE ie. sugary foods and drinks , flour, rice, potato etc.
Coffee consumption may lower prostate cancer risk.
Bloomberg News(12/8, Bennett) reported “drinking coffee may lower the risk of developing the deadliest form of prostate cancer.” In fact, “the five percent of” study participants “who drank six or more cups a day had a 60 percent lower risk of developing the advanced form of the disease than those who didn’t consume any.”
Research explores role exercise plays in fight against prostate cancer.
Time “Wellness” blog reported. “An analysis of activity levels among 2,686 prostate cancer patients showed that men who jogged, played tennis, or participated in other comparable exercise for an average of three or more hours per week had 35% lower mortality rates than those who exercised less frequently or not at all.”
WELLderly note—these studies suggest taking a good brisk walk, then relax with a cup of JOE and read WELLderly News.
Study indicates men who have certain notions of masculinity may be less likely to seek preventive healthcare.
The New York Times reported in Vital Signs, “Men who strongly endorsed old-school notions of masculinity — believing the ideal man is the strong, silent type who doesn’t complain about pain — were only half as likely as other men to seek preventive healthcare services, like an annual physical or a flu shot. They strongly adhered to the ideal of the macho man.
WELLderly note—“ HE-man give up the Manly Role. Accept sooner that too late that ALL humans have weaknesses and frailties that need “adjustments”. As the owners manual suggests get recommended inspections and tune ups. The results will be better milage and ultimately a smoother ride. And your chassis will become a CLASSIC.
Researchers studying health effects, causes of loneliness.
USA Today(4/8, Szabo) reports, “Researchers are studying the causes and health effects of loneliness — both on the body and mind — in the hope of helping people and communities stay healthy and connected. Lonely people tend to have higher blood pressure and weaker immune systems. In lonely people, genes that promote inflammation are more active.
Dr. WELLderly observes that LONELINESS is the poverty of the 21st Century.
Social networks may influence alcohol consumption.
The Time (4/5, O’Callaghan) “Wellness” blog reported, researchers recently “found that, like so many other things, drinking habits can be contagious: if a close connection…drank heavily — defined as an average of one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men — participants were 50% more likely to drink heavily themselves; if someone connected by two degrees of separation (a friend of a friend) drank heavily, participants were 36% more likely to do so.” The “social impact of drinking continued to three degrees of separation — that is, if your friend’s mom’s cousin drinks heavily, you’re about 15% more likely to do so too — but disappeared after four degrees of separation,” according to the paper in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Boost in mobility-related problems among people 50 to 64 noted.
The Los Angeles Times (4/6, Stein) “Booster Shots” blog reported, “Middle-aged men and women are having a tougher time moving around, according to a new study” in Health Affairs “that saw a boost in mobility-related problems among people 50 to 64 years old.” After looking “at mobility-related disability trends among those taking part in the 1997-2007 National Health Interview Survey,” University of Michigan researchers noted that the “number of people reporting difficulty with physical functions didn’t change much, but difficulty with certain functions saw an uptick over the 11 years: stooping, bending and kneeling; standing for two hours; walking a quarter mile; and climbing 10 steps without resting.” In fact, “more than 40% of people surveyed said that due to a health problem they had trouble with at least one of nine physical functions, without using any equipment.”
Cortisol level increases the more dieters restrict calories.
USA Today(4/7, Hellmich) reports, “Trying to lose weight raises a person’s stress levels, even if the dieter doesn’t realize it.” New research “shows there also may be a physical reason for greater stress while dieting.” For the study, researchers “followed 99 women who were randomly assigned to one of four eating groups.” Both “before and after the study, the women completed surveys on their stress levels, and they had saliva tests to evaluate their bodies’ level of cortisol.” The researchers “found that people who restrict calories have an increased level of the stress hormone cortisol.”
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