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, ..

Cranberry against ulcers

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August 15, n/a according to Chinese researchers, two glasses of cranberry daily juice could help to stem infection with Helicobacter pylori (h. pylori), the bacteria that causes stomach and duodenal ulcers, as well as cancer of the stomach. The clinical trial double-blind with study1 conducted during three months from 189 adults infected with this bacterium. They should drink each day, two glasses of juice Cranberry or a placebo. The researchers found that approximately 15% of patients ..

Menopause: soy and exercise to prevent heart problems

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January 27, n/a combining exercise and soy isoflavones may be beneficial for the heart of postmenopausal women, according to results of a preliminary study from Quebec. "This approach could reduce abdominal adiposity, a recognized cardiovascular risk factor," explains Isabelle Dionne, Associate Dean for research and graduate studies at the Faculty of physical education and sports at the Université de Sherbrooke. The research team is undertaking a more elaborate clinical trial focused on ..

A diet rich in soy reduces the risk of breast cancer

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January 3, n/a according to research carried out with 120 women in Shanghai, a soy-rich diet to reduce the risk of breast cancer by 50%. The researchers measured levels of isoflavones in the urine of subjects to determine what was their consumption of soy. Isoflavones are compounds very abundant in soybean but very little present in other plants. Soluble in water, they are excellent markers of soy consumption. This method is therefore much more accurate than the traditional questionnaires ..

February 4, 2012 will be under the banner of the fight against cancer

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January 26, n/a after the world Organization of the health (who), cancer is the first cause of mortality in the world. She says that he has made 84 million deaths between 2005 and n/a February 4, 2012 the world will so unite on the theme of the fight against cancer, a day organized by who and the International Union against Cancer (UICC). Emphasis will be placed on prevention. Indeed considered that 4 cancers on 10 could be avoided through measures such as vaccination or a healthy ..

Dang that solo is ineffective for menopause

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30 November n/a a study of 12 weeks from 71 postmenopausal women concludes that the use of the dang that (angelica sinensis) solo has no significant effect for the relief of heat and sweating hot flashes associated with menopause. In this study, a half of the women received 4.5 g per day of dried root of angelica sinensis while the other half received a placebo. The incidence of symptoms decreased in both groups without significant difference. Coverage of the study by some newspapers, ..

Learning difficulties in children: the nutrients can have a positive effect

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June 26, n/a according to a study which has just been published in the medical journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, the use of nutrients in children experiencing learning difficulties may result in a marked improvement in academic performance. There are already several research supporting the idea that nutrients improve the performance of children with learning difficulties, but other studies have failed to observe any improvement. However, in their clinical practice, two ..

Rye bread, more nourishing than wheat bread?

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September 24, n/a recognized for its high soluble fiber content rye bran have an appetite suppressant effect. Thus, swapping his white bread to whole-grain rye bread would better satisfy his appetite between meals, according to a small test clinic swedish1. Researchers assessed the degree of satiety of 16 subjects and a control group after taking a similar breakfast from the caloric viewpoint. The only difference was the portion of bread and grains for some rye bread of wheat flour ..

Health: the food industry can do better

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October 30, n/a the public health issue is supported seriously only by a minority of the 25 largest agri-food companies in the world. Must we also maintain a constant pressure on this industry with voluntary measures for healthy eating appear meagre. This is what has supported the British Geof Rayner, which featured, as part of the Journées annuelles de santé Act1 (JASP), the results of a study2 analyzing annual reports and websites of the 25 most important agri-food enterprises. It's ten ..

Urinary incontinence: first behavioural therapy!

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August 5, n/a before surgery and drugs, slight behavioural therapy should be considered first-line therapy to treat urinary incontinence in older women. It is evident from a randomized clinical trial whose results were published in the monthly journal Obstetrics & Gynecology1 The test has required the participation of 152 women aged 55 years or older, living in residence and suffering at least a period of urinary incontinence per week. Half participated in a weekly training session on ..