November 5, 2012

Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

1 New Research on Anti-Prostate Cancer Foods

Diet is known to influence cancer risk, but research into specific foods can be tricky, as it is hard to isolate one food or one component out of many lifestyle factors and its exact relationship to preventing or stopping cancer. Known dietary risk factors for prostate cancer include heavy meat intake and dairy products, but are there foods that can reduce the risk of getting cancer in the first place? Tomatoes are best known for their anti-cancer compound lycopene, which some studies link to a reduced risk of prostate cancer. But additional studies have found no such benefit. However, tomatoes are still a part of a man’s healthy diet as they contain beneficial vitamins and antioxidants. Other potential anti-prostate cancer foods include broccoli, soy, and flax.

More at Fox News | Posted 5 years ago by Denise Reynolds

Previously: Pomegranate Juice May Inhibit Prostate Cancer, Vitamin D Levels Not Linked to Prostate Cancer

Tags: Broccoli, Broccoli Fights Cancer, Flaxseed, Lycopene, Mens Health, Prostate Cancer, Soy Benefits, Tomatoes

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Increased Risk of Dementia

2 High Blood Pressure Damages the Brain

Having high blood pressure not only increases the risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke, but can also cause vascular brain injury that can lead to cognitive decline as one gets older. New research from the University of California Davis that compiles data collected on 579 people taking part in the Framingham Heart Study found that the brains of a person with high blood pressure had more damage in the frontal lobes and less gray matter in the frontal and temporal lobes. Both conditions can lead to a reduced ability in thinking and memory and a greater risk for developing dementia. High blood pressure is the single greatest risk factor for premature death in the United States. Hypertension is diagnosed when blood pressures are above 140/90.

More at Medical News Today | Posted 5 years ago by Denise Reynolds

Previously: Poor Health Habits May Shrink Your Brain, Potatoes Help to Reduce High Blood Pressure

Tags: Aging Brain, Cognitive Decline, High Blood Pressure, Hypertension

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Can Delay It for Years

3 Heart Problems Occur Even in the Fit

A study looking at the heart health of people 45 and older found that among the healthiest 55 year olds 1 in 3 are still at risk of developing heart disease. The healthiest people were those that did not have diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension and did not smoke. While the results may seem disheartening, researchers do not want baby boomers living a healthy lifestyle to stop. They also found that healthy 45 and 55 year olds got an extra 14 and seven years of a healthy cardiovascular system, respectively. Even though the prevalence of heart disease and related deaths have dropped around the world in the last few years, about 82 million people are living with cardiovascular disease and is still the number one killer in America.

More at Yahoo! AP | Posted 5 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Live Well Now to Affect Heart Health Later

Tags: Baby Boomers, Cardiovascular Disease, Healthy Lifestyle Habits, Heart Disease

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