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DECLINING SPERM QUALITY

French study of 26,609 men whose semen samples were tracked over 17 years found declines in both sperm concentration and in the number of normally formed sperm. Concentration alone dipped by about a third during the study period. This study raises concern that modern lifestyle may harm fertility and health. Possible causes include environmental factors more…

ANTIDEPRESSANTS AND PLANTS

  A University of B.C. professor Susan Murch has been feeding plants antidepressants to determine if the foliage can be “intelligent” in their own way. It is known some grape wines, for example, possess human neurotransmitters and produce melatonin and serotonin – neurochemicals human produce for sleeping and waking up. It is still unknown how more…

PROTECTION AGAINST PROSTATE CANCER

The new scientific report followed nearly 5,000 guys with prostate cancer for more than 8 years – found that men who cut their daily carbs from sweets and starches such as bread, pasta and crackers by just 10 per cent and replaced those calories with healthy vegetable-based fats slashed their risk for lethal prostate cancer more…

BRAIN FOOD

The study, published by the journal Neurology, looked at the levels of nutrients in older adults’ blood and correlated that with how they performed on thinking and memory tests, as well as the size of their brain. The researchers found that people with higher levels of vitamins B,C and E performed better on tests of more…

RAW GARLIC MAY REDUCE LUNG CANCER RISK

Consuming raw garlic twice a week can cut the chances of lung cancer almost in half – even for smokers. Whether cooked garlic has the same benefits has not been investigated yet. The study was performed at the Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention in China. Researchers looked at 4,500 adults in perfect more…

FOUR LEES KNOWN KEY NUTRIENTS

1. Selenium is a mineral that helps quell inflammation and helps you resist infection. Recommended daily intake is 55 micrograms. Whole grains, seafood, skinless chicken, spinach and Brazil nuts are good sources. 2. Vitamin B-7 is essential for converting food into energy, and it plays a role in keeping your skin, nerves and digestive tract more…

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PISTACHIOS MAY HELP PREVENT HEART DISEASE

Participants in a Penn State study ate 1.5 ounces of pistachios daily for four weeks, and then ate three ounces daily for more weeks. They saw a 9 percent drop in LDL cholesterol on the low- nut diet and a 12 percent drop after eating more. Both diets lowered levels of interleukins-1 – an indicator more…

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MEN WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES BENEFIT GREATLY FROM PLAYING SOCCER

  A University of Copenhagen study reveals that playing soccer could be very beneficial for hearts of men with Type 2 diabetes. Researchers looked at the effects of soccer training twice a week on the hearts of men with Type 2 diabetes between ages 37 and 60. When the study began, 60 per cent of more…

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BELLY FAT TRIPLES HEART PROBLEMS

  People who carry a lot of belly fat around their waist but otherwise a healthy weight are at triple risk of dying from heart disease or stroke, according to American research. Men and women who are not overweight but store most of their fat around their waist are at greater risk of heart disease more…

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LINK BETWEEN PSORIASIS AND DIABETES

  Patients with psoriasis had anywhere from an equal risk to an almost fourfold higher risk of developing diabetes than those without the skin condition, according to a review of more than two dozen studies from around the world. Past research has also suggested psoriasis is tied to a higher chance of having heart disease more…

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