10 factors that increase bone fracture risk
Research has identified 10 factors that, if they apply to you, add up to a 30 percent higher chance you’ll suffer a fracture in the next two decades. Some of them are beyond your control. But there are a few you can address now to prevent broken bones later on.
Why sun exposure after menopause increases hormone-related risks
Sun exposure is a double-edged sword. It helps the body synthesize vitamin D, but too much can lead to skin cancer. But that’s not all, especially for post-menopausal women. New research finds one more serious reason for women to strike a healthy balance with our sun exposure.
German scientists’ ‘cancer plan’: Age 50+ take vitamin D
For years, scientists have been studying how vitamin D influences the prognosis of a number of diseases, particularly inflammatory diseases, diabetes, respiratory diseases and cancer. Using that information, they’ve devised a plan that could reduce cancer deaths and increase lifespan.
The best non-drug way to reduce inflammation
Inflammation seems like such a benign and common symptom. But as the saying goes, “give it an inch and it’ll take a mile.” Once it takes hold — which is easy because it’s fueled by stress, sleep-loss, sugar, pollution and countless other modern-day threats — it can completely wreck your health.
A link between surgery and Alzheimer’s and the vitamin that may help
Researchers are on the heels of one of the most dreaded diseases of our time, Alzheimer’s. No cure has been discovered, but various factors, including lifestyle interventions, some to practice and some to avoid, may decrease risk. One you may not have heard of is surgery…
The hidden side effects of air pollution on your heart
When you think of environmental issues, your mind most likely focuses on the planet. But have you stopped to consider how these factors harm you? Air pollution is now the most significant environmental risk for early death, linked to long-term health effects like heart disease. Here’s what you should know — and what you can do to protect yourself…