caption An elderly couple sit on a bench next crocus flowers in a park in Duesseldorf source Thomson Reuters By figuring out how to manipulate the human aging process, researchers hope they might be able to delay aging-associated diseases such as Alzheimer’s, cancer, osteoporosis, heart disease, and diabetes. Researchers from the National Institute … [Read more...] about These potential treatments for aging could unlock cures to a range of age-related illnesses, from cancer to heart disease
Statins and diabetes risk
Millions of Americans may be getting the wrong treatment to prevent a heart attack or stroke, a new study suggests. Prescriptions for blood-thinning aspirin, cholesterol-lowering statins and blood pressure medications might be incorrect because a tool that estimates risk appears to be off by as much as 20 percent, Stanford University researchers reported. That means almost 12 … [Read more...] about Millions of Americans could be getting wrong heart meds, study finds
Quinoa, often described as a "superfood" or a "supergrain," has become popular among the health conscious, with good reason. Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah or ke-NO-ah) is packed with protein, fiber and various vitamins and minerals. It is also gluten-free and is recommended for people who are on a gluten-free diet. Often used as a substitute for rice, quinoa is commonly … [Read more...] about Quinoa: Health Benefits & Nutrition Facts
Vitamin B3, also called niacin, is one of the eight B-complex water-soluble vitamins. Niacin has a wide range of uses in the body, helping functions in the digestive system, skin and nervous system. Niacin, a name coined from nicotinic acid vitamin, comes in several forms, including niacinamide (nicotinamide) and inositol hexanicotinate. Each of these forms has various uses as … [Read more...] about Niacin (Vitamin B3): Benefits & Side Effects
For people at high risk of heart disease, taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements does not appear to reduce the risk of heart attacks or strokes, a new review study finds. Previous research has found that people who regularly consume fish — which contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids — have a lower risk of death from heart disease. But other studies that looked … [Read more...] about Do Omega-3 Supplements Really Cut Heart Attack Risk?