Mice Run Faster On High-grade Oil

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Mice fed on a diet high in polyunsaturated fatty acids can sprint faster

Between the 1932 and 2008 Olympic Games, world record times of the men’s 100m sprint improved by 0.6 seconds due to improved training techniques and technological advances. Imagine if this improvement could be achieved by a simple change in diet. Scientists at the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology in Austria have managed to achieve an equivalent feat in mice fed on a diet high in polyunsaturated fatty acids.

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How High Carbohydrate Foods Can Raise Risk For Heart Problems

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Doctors have known for decades that foods like white bread and corn flakes aren’t good for cardiac health.

Doctors have known for decades that too much carbohydrate-laden foods like white bread and corn flakes can be detrimental to cardiac health. In a landmark study, new research from Tel Aviv University now shows exactly how these high carb foods increase the risk for heart problems.

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Longer Life Linked To Specific Foods In Mediterranean Diet

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Eating more vegetables, fruits, nuts, pulses and olive oil, and drinking moderate
amounts of alcohol, while not consuming a lot of meat is linked to people living longer

Some food groups in the Mediterranean diet are more important than others in promoting health and longer life according to new research published on the British Medical Journal website.

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‘Life Force’ Linked To Body’s Ability To Withstand Stress

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An outgoing personality — especially in senior women — may increase the human ability to withstand stress

Our ability to withstand stress-related, inflammatory diseases may be associated, not just with our race and sex, but with our personality as well, according to a study published in the July issue of the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity. Especially in aging women, low levels of the personality trait extraversion may signal that blood levels of a key inflammatory molecule have crossed over a threshold linked to a doubling of risk of death within five years.

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Aged Arteries Found In Obese Children

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Its Whats Inside That Counts

New research has shown that obese children have arteries of a 45-year old.

This study, presented at the American Heart Association’s annual scientific sessions in New Orleans states that obese children have neck arteries that have aged prematurely, which puts them at risk for future heart disease and cholesterol problems.

Researchers studied 70 obese kids aged 10 to 18 by using ultrasound imaging to measure the thickness of the inner walls of the carotid arteries that supply blood to the brain. They found the children’s vascular age was 30 years older than their real age.

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Combo Pills: Treat Several Ailments In One Medication

Combo Pills:  Treat Several Ailments In One Medication 

Popping so many pills that you sometimes forget to take a medication? The drug companies think they have the answer: combination pills, which aim to treat several ailments in one medication. Indeed, dozens of combo pills are in the works to combat a range of ailments, from asthma and heart disease to arthritis and severe heartburn, by merging at least two medications into one.

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Dark Chocolate Could Help Prevent Heart Disease

Dark Chocolate Could Help Prevent Heart Disease 

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Chocolate has already been linked to many health benefits, and now, a group of scientists has given chocoholics another reason to savour their favourite sweet by suggesting that dark chocolate prevents heart disease.

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