Health, Fitness & Food

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study investigated the link between the inflammatory proteins associated with obesity and the risk of colon cancer. There are approximately 1.3 million new diagnoses of colon cancer annually worldwide. Excess weight is a well-known risk factor for colon cancer in those who fall within a BMI
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers studied how air pollution may affect the health benefits of exercise on the heart.   Many heart conditions are the leading causes of death globally. Heart attacks are especially common. Having even one heart attack increases the risk
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 1] Researchers performed an extensive review of previous studies on omega-3 supplements to find out if they have benefits for heart health. Omega-3 fatty acids are an essential part of a healthy diet. Some types (long-chain fatty acids – LCn3) are found in oily fish like salmon and mackerel,
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Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 5] Researchers examined the health risks of being overweight in young adults. Specifically, they investigated whether BMI affects cardiovascular measurements such as blood pressure, heart rate, cardiac output, and more. There are many health risks of being overweight as an adult. Studies have shown that a high body mass
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] A recent study examined the long-term effects of marijuana use in adult mice, with the goal of using the findings to formulate new cannabis-based drugs with fewer side effects. Cannabis-based medicines are now being prescribed to patients with diseases who do not respond to traditional therapies. Epilepsy, chronic
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] A recent study, presented at the 2018 European Society of Cardiology Congress, discussed their findings on how cooking with coal, wood, or charcoal are risk factors for heart disease and mortality. A recent study led by Dr. Derrick Bennett and Professor Zhengming Chen from the University of Oxford
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] High dietary salt has been popularly linked with high blood pressure and other heart conditions. This belief is now being questioned, prompting research on daily salt intake and harmful health conditions. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that people limit their sodium intake to two grams per
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Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 3] A recent study by Scott and colleagues attempted to investigate the potential effects of vaping on the lungs by studying the effects of vapourized components on human alveolar macrophages. Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are becoming a popular activity among both traditional cigarette smokers and ex-smokers. Using e-cigarettes is also
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A new study used genetic analysis to determine if copper or zinc levels could alter the risk of ischemic heart disease. The results suggest that copper decreases disease risk, whereas zinc increases it. Ischemic heart disease accounts for almost 13% of deaths worldwide, making it the single-largest cause
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Soccer concussions are typically caused by players colliding. However, heading a soccer ball carries a great risk for significant brain injuries. A recent study by US researchers investigated the effects of brain injuries caused by soccer headers in female versus male athletes. Repetitive head injuries in athletes playing
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