Improve sports performance: the secret is in the lenses

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TORONTO (PasseportSant√©.net) February 27, n/a all athletes want to improve their performance and increase their endurance. However, there is a legal and inexpensive food that they would have incentive to consume more: lenses! This is what is indicated by the results unveiled by Gordon Zello, University of Saskatchewan, in the context of the Symposium on the legumineuses1, recently held in Toronto. Thirteen men in the early twenties and fit participated in the study. They have all taken ..


Vitamin D: much higher needs for obese people

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June 21, n/a a determination of 3000 IU n/a IU of vitamin D per day is recommended for adults suffering from obesity, which corresponds to 5 to 10 times the contribution is suggested by the Institute of Medicine, in the United States (IOM). It is proposed by the authors of a paper 1 published by The Endocrine Society (TES) 2. "Obese people are at high risk for deficiency, because their body fat traps vitamin D and prevents it from circulating in the blood," says Professor Michael Holick, ..



A simple technique against urinary incontinence in older women

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February 15, n/a a geriatric centre affiliated with the University of Michigan conducted a study to determine whether older women with urinary incontinence caused by cough, could reduce their loss of urine by learning how to contract their pelvic muscles during cough. The study was conducted among 27 women over 60 years (average age of 68) assigned a urinary incontinence to the effort of mild to moderate (from once a week to five times a day). Women who were not able to contract their ..


Food irradiation: consumers have reason to be suspicious?

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September 15, n/a although the world Organization of the health (who) alleges that the irradiation1 of food is safe for health, the majority of consumers are cold to the idea that this technology is used on a large scale. This is the trend that emerges from PasseportSant√©.net drives to a non-scientific survey responses. To the issue consume you irradiated foods, more than eight people out of ten (80%) responded in the negative. "Stop products natural and potentially dangerous for the ..



Move to prevent metabolic syndrome

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August 20, n/a walk a good step 30 minutes a day would help prevent and even treat the metabolic syndrome. This is what emerges from several studies analyzed by a doctor in Clermont-Ferrand, France. The practice of physical activity on a regular basis would reduce risk factors associated with the metabolic syndrome or high blood pressure, high levels of insulin and cholesterol, excess weight or visceral fat. Exercise would have beneficial effects without regard to the diet or weight loss, ..