Caloric Restriction may Increase Longevity

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Caloric restriction and low-calorie diets are claimed to have multiple benefits for health and longevity. While the advantages of placing certain restrictions on the amounts of food consumed are well known, the proof that such restrictions can boost longevity is much harder to obtain. Most of the … [Read more...]

Lack of Sleep Kills Brain Cells

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The effect of sleep deprivation, the lack of a proper night sleep, is well known. It causes chronic fatigue, enhances stress, and is linked to various illnesses such as cardiovascular diseases. In the long run, it can even increase the risk of certain cancers. Unfortunately, the chaotic pattern of … [Read more...]

BMI: What you should Know!

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Body Mass Index (BMI) is one of the most commonly known values related to our health and bodies in our society. Almost everybody has checked their BMI in the past. How about you? Do you know your BMI? You might not believe it but I haven’t checked my BMI for many years. I know, you may think … [Read more...]

Cardiovascular Risk vs. Side Effects of Statins

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Cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of mortality in Western countries. It is estimated that roughly 50% of all people die as a result of various problems with heart and blood vessels. The drugs called statins are the main tool in the strategies that prevent or delay the development of … [Read more...]

DNA Test can Predict the Risk of Prostate Cancer

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Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer affecting men. The disease can develop undetected for many years. This leads to serious problems when it is finally found at a late stage. Many prostate cancers grow very slowly (for as long as 20 years) and do not require treatment. Others, … [Read more...]

Link Between Dementia and Cooked Meat

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With the rapidly aging population of Western countries, dementia has become a serious burden for both affected individuals and healthcare systems. Dementia is most commonly linked to Alzheimer’s disease, a serious progressive illness which affects not only a person’s thinking ability but also … [Read more...]