The most promising medical technology on the horizon today

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Discoveries in the field of telomere biology will have an impact on how we can stay young naturally and look younger than our chronological age.

Research in telomere biology has the potential to extend human life span, to dramatically lower rates of the great remaining killer diseases: heart disease, stroke, and Alzheimer’s.  All three diseases increase exponentially with age, and their toll will be slashed as we we learn how to address the body’s aging clocks.

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Daily multivitamin does not cut risk of heart attack: Study

About a third of Americans take a daily multivitamin.

The risk of heart attack and stroke was not cut by taking a daily multivitamin in a study that followed more than 14,500 men for over a decade.  There was a small reduction in cancer risk, according to results from the study released in October.

 

 

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Chocolate may help lower risk of stroke in men

The beneficial effect of chocolate consumption on stroke may be related to the flavonoids in chocolate.

According to a new study, eating a moderate amount of chocolate each week may be associated with a lower risk of stroke in men. The study was published in the August 29, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “While other studies have looked at how chocolate may help cardiovascular health, this is the first of its kind study to find that chocolate, may be beneficial for reducing stroke in men,” said study author Susanna C. Larsson, PhD, with the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

 

 

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Study: Coffee, Exercise and Blowing Your Nose Can Trigger a Stroke

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Doctors have identified eight everyday activities, including drinking coffee, that often precede a stroke.

According to new research, everyday activities such as drinking coffee, energetic sex and even blowing one’s nose can burst blood vessels in the brain. Losing your temper and suffering a shock can also temporarily raise the risk of suffering a stroke among people who have aneurysms.

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A Cup of Coffee a Day May Cut Risk of Stroke in Women by 25%

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Moderate coffee consumption may decrease the risk of some diseases such as diabetes, liver cancer and possibly stroke.

A morning caffeine fix might do more than perk you up – it could save your life.  Women who drink more than a cup of coffee a day can lower their risk of having a stroke by 25 per cent, research shows.

 

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Daily Intake of Diet Soda Could Increase Risk of Vascular Events

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Diet soda increases your risk of vascular events.

For years diet soda has been portrayed as the “healthier soda” choice because it has no calories. But zero calorie sweeteners like saccharin and aspartame come with risks including a link with bladder cancer, brain tumors, and osteoporosis. If that’s not reason enough to put down the frighteningly sweet bubbled beverage, new research recently presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles found that daily intake of diet soda increases your risk of vascular events by 61 percent, according to a story on the Today Show.

 

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Alcohol’s Benefits to Heart Health

In excess: not so beneficial, but a fun time indeed.

Many studies support the assertion that moderate drinking is beneficial when it comes to cardiovascular health, and for the first time scientists have discovered that a well-known molecule, called Notch, may be behind alcohol’s protective effects. Down the road, this finding could help scientists create a new treatment for heart disease that mimics the beneficial influence of modest alcohol consumption.

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