22May2013 - Hair loss may be one of the key indicators of heart problems including hypertension (high blood pressure), according to meta analysis by researchers in Japan. The study of nearly 37,000 people, published in the online journal BMJ Open, said balding men were 32% more likely to have coronary heart disease and be at risk of hypertension. Friday 17th May is World Hypertension Day.
21May2013 - You’re more likely to be fooled into buying an unhealthy snack if it has a green label, says research from Cornell University, published in the journal Health Communication. It is thought we associate green with nature and tend to assume a snack will be healthy or low calorie when the colour is used.
19May2013 - Women live longer than men partly because their immune systems age more slowly, a new study suggests. As the body’s defences weaken over time, men’s increased susceptibility to disease may shorten their lifestyles, say Japanese scientists. The research was published in the online journal Immunity & Ageing.
18May2013 - Women will put on almost a stone in the first year of working in an office, with the average weight gain being 11lbs, according to a new study. The survey, carried out by snack food Wonderful Pistachios, found eating meals at desks, boredom and a lack of healthy snack options were the key reasons.
17May2013 - According to the results of a new clinical trial at the University of Auckland, olive leaf extract may have significant effects on the insulin levels of those at risk of developing type II diabetes. On average a 28% improvement in insulin secretion and a 15% improvement in insulin levels was experienced across the group.
15May2013 - Letting off steam can add two years to your life, according to a new study from the University of Jena. By bottling up feelings, you could be putting your health at increased risk of depression, raised blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, cancer and kidney damage over time. Researchers found those that internalised their anxiety suffered from a raised pulse.
14May2013 - A cup of nitrate-rich beetroot juice a day can help lower blood pressure in people with hypertension, according to new research. The study was conducted by researchers from Queen Mary, University of London and was published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. Vegetables rich in nitrates include beetroot, lettuce, cabbage and fennel.
13May2013 - Eating a lifelong diet that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids can inhibit growth of breast cancer tumours by 30%, according to new research from the University of Guelph. The study, recently published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, is believed to be the first to provide unequivocal evidence that omega-3 fatty acids may reduce cancer risk.
12May2013 - Thousands of people in the UK could be at risk of nutritional deficiency by self-diagnosing themselves as dairy intolerant, says Allergy UK. The national charity spoke out after new research revealed that 44% of people, who class themselves as dairy intolerant, are relying on the internet and non-conventional methods to self-diagnose.
10May2013 - If you’re looking for ways to boost your fitness workout, try having a smell of peppermint as this could lead to a more efficient exercise session, according to research. The study by the Wheeling Jesuit University found when athletes breathed in peppermint vapours; they noticed an increase in speed, strength and endurance. They also experienced a reduction in fatigue post-exercise.
09May2013 - A new study conducted by researchers at Cornell University suggests that people who are hungry when they go shopping tend to buy higher-calorie food options. The study involved tracking people's food options in a simulated supermarket depending on how hungry they were feeling. Those that did not feel peckish at the time made better food choices.
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