Spinach The Leafy Green Super-Food!

How smart is Popeye? Smarter than you think. Popeye attributes his amazing strength to eating spinach but he is also protecting himself against osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer and arthritis. The Journal of Nutrition recently published a report that spinach fights prostate cancer while The Nurses Health Study reveals women whose diets are high in…

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Increased Risk of Osteoporosis in Patients with Juvenile Arthritis!!!

Osteoporosis is characterized by abnormally low bone mass, micro-architectural deterioration of bone tissue leading to increased bone fragility, and a consequent increase in fracture risk. The term osteoporosis is widely used clinically to mean generalized loss of bone, or osteopenia, accompanied by relatively atraumatic fractures of the spine, wrist, hips, or ribs. It is manifested…

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Exercise Unlocks Stem Cells in Muscles!!!

The combination of aging and a sedentary lifestyle significantly contributes to the development of diseases such as osteoporosis, obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, as well as a decline in cognitive abilities. A common result of the aging process is sarcopenia, a decline in the mass and function of muscles. Dafna Benayahu, from Tel Aviv University…

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Staying Active Lessens Age-Related Weight Gain, Especially in Women!!!

Staying active in young adulthood appears to help individuals lessen the fattening effects of time, with results of a new study showing that physically active young adults do not put on as much weight as their less active counterparts. While some weight gain appears inevitable–even the most active individuals had increases in weight and waist…

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