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Vitamin B Preserves Memory and Wards Off Alzheimer's, Study Finds
Posted by SoundHealth on Tuesday, September 21, 2010
A new study suggests high doses of B vitamins are associated with halving the rate of brain shrinkage in older people experiencing signs of memory decline. Brain shrinkage is one of the symptoms of mild cognitive imp ...
Exercise When Young to Have Stronger Bones in Later Life
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, September 15, 2010
The positive effects of exercise on bone health are already well known, but it now seems that these effects while growing up last longer than previously believed. New findings suggest that physical activity when young in ...
Eating Berries Helps Keep the Brain Young, Study Finds
Posted by SoundHealth on Thursday, August 26, 2010
All types of berries are loaded with health-protective properties. These super-fruits have been to fight cancer, heart disease, infections and more. Now, for the first time, evidence has found that those who eat blueberr ...
Green Leafy Vegetables Reduce Diabetes Risk, Study Finds
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, August 23, 2010
Eating more green leafy vegetables can significantly reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes, UK research has found. In an analysis of six studies into fruit and vegetable intake, food including spinach, cabbage ...
Watercress Has Cancer-Fighting Properties
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, August 23, 2010
Eating a portion of watercress every day could help protect against cancer, according to new research. The pilot study suggests that eating watercress could help prevent the development of breast cancer while also he ...
Cruciferous Vegetables Such As Broccoli Stop the Spread of Breast and Other Cancers
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, August 18, 2010
A natural compound found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and Brussels sprouts has been found to have the ability to stop the spread of cancer. Eating these vegetables encourages the body to produce a substance ...
Eating Oily Fish Helps Protect Eyesight
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, August 04, 2010
A study suggests that older adults who eat fatty fish at least once a week have a lower risk of losing their eyesight from age-related macular degeneration, an eye disease that causes vision impairment and blindness. The ...
Junk Food Diet Increases Allergies in Children
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Children who have junk food diets are at greater risk of allergies as well as obesity, according to a new study. Scientists compared youngsters from a rural African village who had diets rich in fiber with another gr ...
Vitamin D Better Than Vaccines At Preventing Flu, Report Finds
Posted by SoundHealth on Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Doctors from Japan have found that the risk of children suffering from flu can be halved if they take vitamin D. Vitamin D is naturally produced by the human body when exposed to direct sunlight, and unlike vaccines ...
Adding Herbs and Spices to Meat Cuts Cancer Risk
Posted by SoundHealth on Friday, July 23, 2010
Adding certain spices to raw meat before cooking it can cut the risk of cancer which is commonly associated with meat cooked at high temperatures. Any time food is cooked, it decreases nutrients, damages enzymes and, ...
Household Cleaners Associated With Doubling Risk of Breast Cancer
Posted by SoundHealth on Friday, July 23, 2010
Household cleaners and air fresheners could be bad for women's health, new research suggests. Women who regularly use household cleaners and air fresheners are at double the risk of developing breast cancer than thos ...
Antioxidants Help Arteries Stay Healthy
Posted by SoundHealth on Friday, July 23, 2010
Antioxidants are substances that protect cells against the effects of free radicals - molecules produced when the body breaks down food or is exposed to environmental toxins and radiation. Free radicals are believed to p ...
Eating Brown Rice 'Reduces Diabetes Risk'
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Switching white rice for brown rice is associated with significantly reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a study has shown. Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston found that while eatin ...
Regularly Brushing Teeth Associated With Reducing Heart Risk
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, July 05, 2010
People who don't brush their teeth twice a day may be putting themselves at risk of heart disease. A study of more than 11,000 adults backs previous research linking gum disease with heart problems. BBC News reports: ...
White Bread, Rice and Other Carbohydrates Increase Heart Risk, Study Finds
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, July 05, 2010
Research has found that women who eat a lot of foods high in blood-sugar spiking carbohydrates, such as white bread and rice, are twice as likely to develop heart diseases. Complex carbohydrates, such as fruit and pas ...
Short Sleep Increases Risk of Death, Study Suggests
Posted by SoundHealth on Friday, May 07, 2010
A new study has found that people who sleep for less than six hours each night are 12% more likely to die prematurely than those who get 6-8 hours. The study, published in the journal Sleep, provides evidence of the d ...
Just 5 Minutes of 'Green Exercise' Boosts Mental Health
Posted by SoundHealth on Friday, May 07, 2010
Just five minutes of exercise in a "green space" such as a park, can boost mental health, researchers claim. This study adds to growing evidence that combining activities such as walking or cycling with nature boosts ...
Broccoli Extract Stops Growth and Spread of Breast Cancer, Study Finds
Posted by SoundHealth on Friday, May 07, 2010
Broccoli is already well known as a superfood - it is a highly nutritious vegetable and a potent cancer-fighter. Scientists now believe that it could hold the key to the fight against breast cancer, because it contains a ...
Grapes Reduce Diabetes and Heart Disease Risk, Study Finds
Posted by SoundHealth on Friday, April 30, 2010
Eating grapes has been found to lower blood pressure, improve heart function and reduce other risk factors for heart disease and metabolic syndrome, a new study claims. American researchers found this could be due to ...
Walking Associated With Lower Stroke Risk
Posted by SoundHealth on Friday, April 30, 2010
A long-term study has reported that women can dramatically slash their risk for strokes by simply walking regularly. Women who walked two or more hours a week or who usually walked at a brisk pace, had a significantly ...

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