This is very good news for me:
Physical activity significantly extends lives of cancer survivors
Physical activity significantly extends the lives of male cancer survivors, a new study of 1,021 men has found. During the period while the men were followed, those who expended more than 12,600 calories per week in physical activity were 48 percent less likely to die than those who burned fewer than 2,100 calories per week.
This is good news as well:
Supplements of of omega-3 fatty acids, especially DHA, appeared to have many unanticipated beneficial effects. There were observable changes in vitamin and carbohydrate metabolism, protein and amino acid function, as well as lipid metabolism.
I don’t eat yogurt any more, or take a pro-biotic, but perhaps I should:
Yogurt consumption reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes
New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that higher consumption of yoghurt, compared with no consumption, can reduce the risk of new-onset type 2 diabetes by 28%.
I think I’m doing all the right things already:
People who know their ‘heart age’ make greater improvements to their heart health
Risk scores for diseases such as CVD are usually presented as the percent chance of contracting the disease within the next ten years. The Heart Age Calculator, http://www.heartage.me, uses the same well established risk factor data, but expresses an individual’s risk score as their estimated Heart Age to make it more personally relevant to the individual.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the world’s biggest killer(3), but doctors have long struggled to explain risk factors to patients in a way that encourages them to change their behaviour thus reducing risk. Previous research has shown that Heart Age is more likely to be understood and motivate people to make positive changes than traditional % risk scores, especially those who are at higher levels of modifiable risk.
Lately I’ve been thinking I should get more sun:
Sun lowers blood pressure
and now this:
Playing soccer in the cold is VERY good for me (and heating problems at home an in the office help as well!):
I’m glad I’m on a Mediterranean-style diet:
Mediterranean-style diets most successful in lowering CV disease risk
I’m in pretty good shape here:
I gave up beta-carotene, A, C and E a long time ago, but still worry about what E may have done to me:
I’ve been trying to drink more coffee and now this:
Other interesting news:
Overweight and obese adults who drink diet beverages consume significantly more solid-food calories—particularly from snacks—than those who drink sugary beverages. The findings highlight the challenges in using diet beverages to help control weight.