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A strong coffee half an hour before exercising increases fat-burning

Scientists from the Department of Physiology of the University of Granada (UGR) have shown that caffeine (about 3 mg/kg, the equivalent of a strong coffee) ingested half an hour before aerobic exercise significantly increases the rate of fat-burning. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Many Older Adults Unaware of Potential Side Effects for New Rx

Physicians should spend more time explaining side effects of medications to older patients than discussing dosage information, according to a study published online Feb. 5 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Read more Source: HealthDay

Does body fat protect females against heart disease?

A new study by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, suggests that the focus for females should be on maintaining or increasing muscle mass rather than losing fat. Read more Source: Medical News Today

The right `5-a-day` mix is 2 fruit and 3 vegetable servings for longer life

Higher consumption of fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of death in men and women, according to data representing nearly 2 million adults. Five daily servings of fruits and vegetables, eaten as 2 servings of fruit and 3 servings of vegetables, may be the optimal amount and combination for a longer life […]

Study of coronavirus variants predicts virus evolving to escape current vaccines

A new study suggests current vaccines and monoclonal antibody therapies provide less neutralizing activity against the U.K. and South Africa variants of SARS-CoV-2. Read more Source: Science Daily

What to know about winter allergies

Exposure to indoor allergens is a common trigger for so-called winter allergies. As people spend more time inside, especially in poorly ventilated areas, they may face more exposure to these allergens, which then may bring about symptoms of winter allergies. Read more Source: Medical News Today

High intake of refined grains linked to higher risk of heart disease and death

High intake of highly processed (refined) grains is associated with higher risk of heart disease and death than whole (unrefined) grains, finds a study published by The BMJ today. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Blood Pressure Medications Should Still Be Taken During COVID-19, Experts Say

In a new study, researchers say blood pressure medications don’t cause COVID-19 symptoms to become more severe. They add that people who stop taking these medications can actually end up with worse symptoms. Read more Source: healthline

Study reveals how air pollution may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease

Tiny particles of air pollution—called fine particulate matter—can have a range of effects on health, and exposure to high levels is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease. New research led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) reveals that fine particulate matter has a detrimental impact on cardiovascular health by activating the production of […]

Vitamins C and E May Decrease Parkinson’s Risk, Study Shows

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects dopamine-producing neurons in the brain. It develops slowly over years, and leads to symptoms including tremors, balance issues, and rigid limbs. In a new study published in the journal Neurology, researchers found that high intake of dietary antioxidants like vitamins C and E is associated with […]