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|07/01/2016||Vitamin D to the rescue, life extension and more!
How does one extend their lifespan? Also find out the value of vitamin D, more info on statins and what Dr. Z suggests to take with you when traveling.
|02/01/2016||Minimizing your risk of alzheimer’s, food for sleep and Zika virus review.
New Blood Test May Help Physicians Determine Whether A Patient With A Respiratory Illness Is Suffering From A Virus Or Bacterial Infection. See newsletter for many more articles!
|9/08/2014||Low-carb diets may be better than low-fat diets for protecting against heart disease.
On the front of its Science Times section, the New York Times (9/2, D1, O’Connor, Subscription Publication) reports that individuals “who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the low-fat diet that health authorities have favored for decades,” according to a National Institutes of Health-financed study published Sept. 2 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
|8/11/2014||Cancers linked to obesity.
The BBC News (8/13, Mundasad) reports on a study published in the Lancet that found “being overweight and obese puts people at greater risk of developing 10 of the most common cancers,” to the degree that “extra weight could contribute to more than 12,000 cases of cancer in the UK population every year.” The study was based on “data on five million people living in the UK…over a period of seven years.”
|7/14/2014||Lack of exercise, rather than overeating, may be fueling America’s obesity epidemic.
The Los Angeles Times (7/9, Netburn) “Science Now” blog reports that research published in the American Journal of Medicine “suggests that under-exercising, rather than overeating, may be at the heart of America’s obesity epidemic,” with the data indicating “a strong correlation between the rise in obesity and a striking drop in the amount of time Americans spend exercising when not at work over the last 22 years.”
|6/30/2014||Different forms of vitamin E linked to ositive, negative effects on lungs.
The New York Times (5/29, O’Connor) reports that a study published in the journal Respiratory Research may help explain the conflicting results of research into the health effects of vitamin E.
|6/2/2014||Study Firefighters may be at higher risk for certain types of cancer.
A KING-TV article carried by USA Today (5/21) reports that, according to a recent study by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, firefighters “have higher rates of cancer than the rest of us.”