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Resveratrol May Help Eye Health
Chinese researchers have determined that oral resveratrol passes through the brain to the eyes, where it may prevent vision degeneration.
Music Soothes Pain after Surgery
Patients that listened to a half-hour of music soon after spinal fusion surgery reported lower levels of pain.
Banning Trans Fats Lowers Heart Attacks
Heart attack hospital admissions declined in New York counties that banned trans fat food in restaurants.
Walking Reduces Symptoms of Dementia
After six months of hour-long walks three times a week, patients with early symptoms of dementia found it easier to focus and make decisions.
Women Live Longer When Surrounded by Greenery
In a Harvard study, women living in the greenest areas had a 12 percent lower mortality rate over an eight-year period.
Vitamin D plus Calcium Lowers Cancer Risk
Postmenopausal women that took D3 and calcium daily had a lower cancer rate four years later than women that didn’t.
Spirulina Reduces Weight and Cholesterol
Obese adults that ate blue-green algae twice a day for 12 weeks experienced a lower appetite, reduced body mass index and lower cholesterol.
Caring for Others Prolongs Life
In a multi-country study, half of seniors aged 70 to 103 actively caring for others—including grandchildren and friends—were alive seven years later, while half of those that weren’t care giving died within four years.
Less Salt Reduces Nighttime Potty Visits
Japanese men and women that reduced salt in their diet made fewer trips to the bathroom at night, while those that increased salt intake made more.
Early Birds Eat Better and Exercise More
People that rise early make healthier food choices and are more physically active throughout the day, say researchers.
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