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People with diabetes who eat less processed food at night may live longer

The time of day that people with diabetes eat certain foods may be just as important to their well-being as portion size and calories, according to a new study. Read more Source: Science Daily

Long COVID May Bring Long-Term Lung Damage

Even after a mild case of COVID, some people suffer breathing problems that last for months. Now, a new study suggests many of them may have abnormalities in the small airways of their lungs. Read more Source: HealthDay

Home COVID Tests Can Cause Harm If Not Stored Safely: FDA

At-home COVID-19 tests are a key tool in containing the spread of the coronavirus. But a few safety precautions are in order to prevent serious injury, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. Read more Source: HealthDay

The secret to staying young: New research highlights power of life long exercise to keep muscles healthy

Lifelong physical activity could protect against age-related loss of muscle mass and function, according to new research. Individuals aged 68 and above who were physically active throughout their life have healthier aging muscle that has superior function and is more resistant to fatigue compared to inactive individuals, both young and old. Read more Source: Science […]

Low testosterone levels in women associated with doubled risk of cardiac events

A Monash University study has challenged the view that testosterone is bad for women’s hearts, showing that for women aged over 70, having low testosterone levels actually doubles the risk of a cardiac event. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Why and How To Start an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

A little bit of inflammation contributes to healing, but when inflammation becomes chronic, it can trigger disease processes. But the food we eat — and don’t eat — can soothe and even prevent that inflammation. Read more Source: healthessentials

How Much You Should Exercise for a Healthy Heart

Whether you walk around the block or swim 20 laps each morning, there are lots of good reasons to exercise. It helps you feel energized and lessens your stress, but it’s your heart that reaps the most benefits when you get moving. Read more Source: healthessentials

While understanding causes of cardiovascular diseases, not everyone recognizes their own risks

Although many people know what increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks, not everyone recognizes their own risk factors. This is shown by a new study of 423 Swedes aged 40–70 years, which has now been published in the scientific journal Preventive Medicine Reports. Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Ultra-Processed’ Foods Up Odds for a Second Heart Attack or Stroke

If you’ve had a heart attack or stroke, you might want to avoid ultra-processed foods, new research suggests. The study found that a high intake of such foods significantly increases the risk of another heart attack or stroke, and it’s more likely to be fatal. This was true even in people following what seems to […]

Link between long-term exposure to air pollution and fatty liver disease shown

Metabolic-associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD) is a growing global health challenge and poses a substantial economic burden. A large-scale epidemiologic study has identified links between long-term exposure to ambient air pollution and MAFLD. These links are exacerbated by unhealthy lifestyles and the presence of central obesity, report scientists. Read more Source: Science Daily