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Relationship between Physical Activity and Coenzyme Q10 Status in the Elderly

Posted March 4, 2014

In a study involving a cohort of healthy, community-dwelling elderly people who were divided according to gender and fitness, people with higher levels of functional capacity were found to have lower levels of cholesterol and lipid peroxidation, accompanied with higher levels of coenzyme Q10 in plasma, and the ratio of coenzyme Q10/cholesterol and coenzyme Q10/LDL increased in these people as well.

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For stroke, pre-diabetes and coronary heart disease, physical activity seems to be as good as popping a pill

Posted February 9, 2014

Doctors should consider prescribing exercise as well as medication for some common conditions, a new study suggests. It found that exercise affects outcomes about equally as well as prescription drugs for coronary heart disease, pre-diabetes and stroke. The research did not specify which types of exercise work best for the different conditions.

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Study Finds Unfamiliar Activities Can Do Wonders For Your Memory

Posted November 13, 2013

I’m sure you’ve heard the old adage, “use it or lose it” from the medical community in regard to brain function, indicating the way to prevent loss of memory is to engage in mentally challenging activities. But a new study fine tunes this adage, suggesting that certain mental challenges can benefit your brain more than others.

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Low Vitamin D in 50s Linked to Disability

Posted July 18, 2013

For individuals 55 and older, vitamin D deficiency may increase the likelihood of having difficulty performing daily activities, a Dutch study showed. In a cross-sectional analysis, serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) levels below 20 ng/mL — compared with levels greater than 30 ng/mL — were significantly associated with the presence of at least one limitation in individuals ages 55 to 65 (OR 2.1) and ages 65 to 88 (OR 1.7), according to Natasja van Schoor, PhD, of VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, and colleagues.

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Parental Communication Improves Students’ Diet And Physical Activity

Posted May 20, 2013

College students eat more fruits and vegetables and exercise more on days when they communicate more with their parents, according to researchers at Penn State.

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Aged garlic reduces cold and flu severity: RCT data

Posted April 30, 2012

Supplements of an aged garlic extract may reduce the number of days a person suffers from cold and flu by 61%, says data from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.

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