Cherry Juice Aids Post-Exercise Muscle Recovery!

Cherries contain high levels of polyphenolic compounds including flavonoids and anthocyanins that confer anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Joanna Bowtell, from the Sports and Exercise Science Research Centre at London South Bank University (United Kingdom), and colleagues studied 10 well-trained men who consumed either a cherry juice, or the isoenergetic fruit concentrate beverage (control drink), for…

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Half of Americans Facing Diabetes by 2020!!!

More than half of Americans will have diabetes or be prediabetic by 2020 at a cost to the U.S. health care system of $3.35 trillion if current trends go on unabated, according to analysis of a new report released on Tuesday by health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc. Diabetes and prediabetes will account for an estimated…

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Antioxidants May Reduce Inflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease!!!

Previous studies have reported that high levels of homocysteine, a pro-inflammatory protein component, are associated with dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease.  J.M. Morillas-Ruiz, from Catholic University of San Antonio (Spain), and colleagues enrolled 100 women to participate in a double-blind controlled clinical trial. Fifty-two of the women were considered generally healthy (no Alzheimer’s) and served as…

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Higher-Protein/Low-GI Diet Best for Maintaining Weight Loss!!!

A new study looking at ways of maintaining weight loss in subjects who’ve successfully shed pounds through a restricted-calorie diet has found that a higher-protein, lower glycemic index (GI) diet was significantly better than other diets either lower in protein, or with a higher glycemic index, or both. “We have now shown in a very…

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1 in 4 Overweight Women Think They’re Normal Size!!!

Almost one-quarter of young women who are overweight actually perceive themselves as being normal weight, while a sizable minority (16 percent) of women at normal body weight actually fret that they’re too fat, according to a new study. The study found these misperceptions to be often correlated with race: Black and Hispanic women were much…

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Adolescent Obesity Linked to Severe Obesity in Adulthood!!!

Adolescent obesity is linked to severe obesity in adulthood, according to the results of a prospective cohort study reported in the November 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. “Although the prevalence of obesity has increased in recent years, individuals who are obese early in life have not been studied over time to…

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Do you have Dysmetabolic Syndrome X?

This recently recognized syndrome, involving abdominal obesity, abnormal blood fat levels, changes in insulin sensitivity, and inflammation of the arteries, is associated with a markedly increased risk of heart and blood vessel disease.  It is also a precursor to the onset of Diabetes in adults. Metabolic syndrome: A constellation of conditions that place people at…

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Red Meat Linked to Esophageal, Stomach Cancer Risks!!!

Red-meat lovers may have a greater likelihood of developing esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and gastric cardia cancer than people who limit their intake, a new study suggests. Researchers found that among nearly 500,000 older U.S. adults followed for a decade, only a small number developed cancers of the esophagus or stomach. However, the risks…

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No Doubt Now: Smoking Increases Risk for Breast Cancer Death!!!

In a prospective study of 2265 women with breast cancer, current and former smokers had a 39% higher rate of dying from breast cancer than never smokers. The study, which has an average follow-up of 9 years, provides strong evidence that smoking increases a woman’s risk of dying from breast cancer. Previous evidence had not…

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