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Taking a calcium supplement of up to 1,000 mg per day can help women live longer, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism(JCEM).
Calcium, an essential nutrient for bone health, is commonly found in dairy products as well as vitamins. Although calcium is an essential nutrient for bone health, past studies have linked calcium supplements to heart disease risk. Researchers analyzing data from the large-scale Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CaMos) sought to clarify this issue and found moderate doses of calcium supplements had a beneficial effect in women.
Study Suggests Omega-3 Fatty Acids Increase Levels of Hormone Tied to Insulin Sensitivity
Widely-used fish oil supplements modestly increase amounts of a hormone that is associated with lower risk of diabetes and heart disease, according to a study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).
Fish oil supplements, also called omega 3 fatty acid capsules, raise levels of adiponectin in the bloodstream. Adiponectin is an important hormone that has beneficial effects on metabolic processes like glucose regulation and the modulation of inflammation. In long-term human studies, higher levels of adiponectin are associated with lower risks of type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease.
Recent research has suggested that facial attractiveness indicates immune responsiveness in men
What has cold or immunity had to do with beauty? this can be the normal reaction from all of us. However, the recent research conducted at Finland suggest that Being attractive is linked to a having strong immune system, but this is limited to male only, it’s not apply to female! reports daily mail.
Scientists vaccinated 52 young Latvian women against hepatitis B and measured the amount of antibodies produced. They also checked cortisol levels, which indicate stress.
The scientists, led by Markus Rantala, of the University of Turku, Finland, then photographed the women, who had an average age of 20, and asked 18 heterosexual male undergraduates to rate their attractiveness.
Vitamin D could help asthma patients breathe more easily, claim British researchers.
Scientists at King’s College London have discovered vitamin D has the potential to significantly cut the symptoms of sufferers. They say it may one day be prescribed as a treatment alongside conventional steroids, but reducing the need for medication.
A new study found the ‘sunshine’ vitamin resulted in lower levels of a natural chemical in the body that aggravates symptoms in asthma patients and cuts the effectiveness of steroids. Severe asthma is currently treated with steroid tablets which can have harmful side effects.
A stressful job can alter the way body handles fat - leading to raised cholesterol and deadly heart disease.
Spanish researchers have found that stressful situations affect how the body metabolises fat - ultimately ending up with there being too much 'bad' cholesterol.
Experts have been saying for years that emotional stress is linked to the risk of suffering cardiovascular disease as a result of unhealthy habits such as smoking, an unsuitable diet or leading a sedentary lifestyle, among other factors.
Most people associate work with negative effects on family life, but new research from The Australian National University (ANU) has turned this view on its head, showing that the positives of jobs flow through too.
With both National Families Week and the Federal Budget this week, this finding is a timely reminder of the impact policy decisions about jobs, work and work conditions can have on Australian families.
(HealthDay)—People who follow the ancient practice of yoga may be getting an added health boost, with a new study suggesting it can fight high blood pressure—also known as hypertension.
"This study confirms many people's feelings that exercise may be useful in the control of hypertension," said Dr. Howard Weintraub, a cardiologist and associate professor of medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City.Weintraub was not connected to the new study.
Based on the new findings, "yoga would be a useful adjunct in the lowering of blood pressure in certain populations," he said.
Women’s handbags are contaminated with more bacteria than the average toilet, a new study has revealed, reports daily mail.
Tests showed that one in five handbag handles is home to sufficient bacteria to pose a risk to human health.
The research also revealed that the dirtiest item in the average handbag is hand cream – bottles of hand cream were found to carry more bacteria than the average toilet seat. Lipstick and mascara packets were found to be little better.
Trying to be Happier Works When Listening to Upbeat Music- study
The song, “Get Happy,” famously performed by Judy Garland, has encouraged people to improve their mood for decades. Recent research at the University of Missouri discovered that an individual can indeed successfully try to be happier, especially when cheery music aids the process. This research points to ways that people can actively improve their moods and corroborates earlier MU research.
Work- job stress increases the risk of heart disease, but living a healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce that risk, a new study says.
Researchers examined data from more than 102,000 men and women, aged 17 to 70, in the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Sweden and Finland. Their lifestyles were rated in one of three categories -- healthy, moderately unhealthy or unhealthy -- based on smoking, alcohol consumption, exercise/inactivity and obesity.
Those with a healthy lifestyle had no lifestyle risk factors, while people with a moderately unhealthy lifestyle had one risk factor. Two or more risk factors qualified as an unhealthy lifestyle.