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Scary news about your eyes

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A new study published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology has concluded that 3 of the most common eye problems for anyone growing older, namely age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetes-related eye disease, are all linked to an increased risk of dementia, and even though glaucoma was not found in this study to be linked […]

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Men, eat more veggies

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Cuz it’s good for the “down there” part of your anatomy. Thus, according to a review article in the great web site, medpagetoday.com, studies presented at the American Urological Society (AUA) recent virtual meeting linked plant-based diets to lower risks of erectile dysfunction (ED) and possibly a lower rate of total and fatal prostate cancer among younger […]

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Easy way to lower your BP

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If, of course, you like yogurt. A study of just under 1000 elderly people, some of whom had high BP and some didn’t, determined a “statistically significant reduction in systolic blood pressure among those with high blood pressure who consumed yogurt.” “Modest” is actually a bad word to use here because even though the BP […]

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Exercise light, and lighter

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So according to a recent study, if you take just 7000 steps a day, you reduce your risk of dying prematurely, at least it lowers your risk compared to someone who doesn’t manage to walk that many steps a day. In other words, move over ye olde standard of 10,000 steps a day. Even better […]

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Covid vaccines work yet again

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No idea if any new study convinces even one vaccine holdout to get one of those damn coronavirus vaccines, so writing about new studies that show vaccine effectiveness is probably just gonna be read by those who have already been vaccinated, in other words, this item is likely only preaching to the already religious. However, […]

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Coffee is a health drink

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Study after study after study after study (enough?) has found that with a few small exceptions (pregnancy, for one) people who drink moderate amounts (even large amounts) of coffee regularly have better health outcomes than people who don’t drink coffee. So no surprise that yet another study, this one just presented at a European Society […]

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And apple a day keeps

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Your blood pressure at bay. Catchy, right? According to new research just published in the journal, Hypertension, flavonoid-rich foods, including berries, apples, pears and wine, may have a positive effect on blood pressure levels. In this study of over 900 German adults between the ages of 25 and 82, those study participants who had the highest […]