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Breastfeeding Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Monday, July 31st, 2017

A new review of scientific studies suggests that breastfeeding is good not only for the baby but also for the mama. The researchers found sufficient evidence to link breastfeeding with lower risk of breast cancer in women. The report gives more than one possible explanation for this. Compared to women who don’t breastfeed, women who […]

Breastfeeding Might Lead to Lower MS Risk

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Multiple sclerosis (MS) and breastfeeding—what’s the connection? According to a recently-published study, breastfeeding your child for a period of 15 months or more might reduce your risk of multiple sclerosis. A long-lasting disease, multiple sclerosis affects the spinal cord, brain, and optic nerves in the eyes. It is believed to be an autoimmune disease affecting […]

How Regular Physical Exercise Offers Protection against Dementia

Friday, July 28th, 2017

More than one study has revealed physical exercise might help prevent cognitive impairment, as well as dementia, associated with old age. Recently researchers have conducted a first-of-its-kind study in which they examined how physical exercise impacts brain metabolism. In this study, the researchers enrolled 60 patients to check the impact of regular physical exercise on […]

Lutein Linked to Improve Cognitive Performance

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Researchers reveal that lutein, an organic pigment and a nutrient commonly found in avocados, spinach, kale, and eggs might help rejuvenate cognitive functions. Green foods, especially leafy green vegetables, have been previously linked to many health benefits. The recent study adds another benefit—and very important one at that—to the list. So, ensure you have a […]

High Sugar Consumption among Men Linked to Greater Risk of Mental Disorders

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

High sugar intake has been previously linked to weight gain and dental problems, but a new study reveals its bad effects extend further. Consuming high amounts of sugar increases your risk of mental disorders if you’re a man. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, now you’ve all the more reason to keep a tab on […]

Preoperative BMI Is an Important Factor for Losing Weight after Bariatric Surgery

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Preoperative BMI plays a role in achieving BMI of less than 30 after bariatric surgery, according to a new study. In this study, the researchers found that people whose BMI before bariatric surgery was 40 or less had greater chance of achieving a BMI of lower than 30 within one year after surgery compared to […]

Alzheimer Drug Shows Promise In Reducing Heart Disease Risk

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Drug galantamine is used to treat Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia which affects millions of people worldwide. However, researchers have found it might help in reducing risk of heart disease and diabetes too. In a recent study, galantamine reduced inflammation associated with metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is not one condition, but rather a […]

Fish Intake Linked to Lower RA Disease Activity

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

In a recent study, the researchers have found that the individuals who have rheumatoid arthritis or RA and eat fish regularly experience lower disease activity, compared to RA patients who eat fish occasionally or rarely. It seems that fish and other kinds of seafood might reduce inflammation, which is the chief characteristic of RA. The […]

PPIs Do Not Cause Dementia, New Research States

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

A few studies have linked use of proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) with increased risk of dementia. Latest research, however, quashes this claim. According the latest study, involving more than 13,000 patients, there’s no conclusive evidence to suggest that the risk of developing dementia increases with PPI use. PPIs are typically prescribed for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease […]

Even Small Weight Gain Affects Heart Failure Risk

Friday, July 21st, 2017

A little weight gain can affect your risk of heart failure, according to a recent study. Any amount of weight gain might affect heart function, causing the structure of the muscle to alter, which in turn might lead to serious outcomes. When heart muscles turn extremely weak, it fails to pump adequate amounts of blood […]

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