Fairfield County Edition

Archive of: Health Brief and NAPC

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Chelation Cuts Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Chelation Cuts Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Heart-attack patients that underwent chelation therapy to remove heavy metals from their blood suffered fewer heart-disease events than a placebo group.

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Sage Linked to Cognitive Health

Sage Linked to Cognitive Health

Australian scientists report that sage appears to preserve memory by inhibiting changes to an enzyme that’s key in cognitive functions.

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Sedentary Kids Lag in Reading Skills

Sedentary Kids Lag in Reading Skills

Young Finnish children that tend to be sedentary showed lower reading scores than peers that are generally physically active.

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Tai Chi Eases Chronic Neck Pain

Tai Chi Eases Chronic Neck Pain

In a Harvard Medical School study, patients with chronic neck pain that practiced tai chi won the same reduction in pain as those doing conventional neck exercises.

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No Benefit to Cutting Fat in Cheese

No Benefit to Cutting Fat in Cheese

Danish researchers found no difference in LDL “bad cholesterol” levels between people that ate low-fat cheese or regular-fat cheese for 12 weeks.

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The Five-Second Rule Debunked

The Five-Second Rule Debunked

Rutgers researchers found that food dropped on the floor for even one second can be contaminated with bacteria, and that carpet transferred fewer bacteria than tile and stainless steel.

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Kids Going Online at Bedtime Sleep Poorly

Kids Going Online at Bedtime Sleep Poorly

British kids between 6 and 19 that used devices within 90 minutes of falling asleep were more likely to sleep badly and be sleepy during the day, which also can lead to poor diet choices.

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Veggie, Fish and Nut Fats Preserve Heart Health

Veggie, Fish and Nut Fats Preserve Heart Health

In a Harvard study, people that replaced a portion of their normal dairy foods with vegetables, nuts and fish reduced their heart-disease risk by a quarter, while people that replaced the dairy with animal fats increased their risk by six percent.

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Eye Health Nutrients Also Aid the Brain

Eye Health Nutrients Also Aid the Brain

Older adults with higher levels of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin nourishing their eyes also performed better on a cognitive test.

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Stress and Fatigue Abate with Combo Supplement

Stress and Fatigue Abate with Combo Supplement

Stressed and fatigued individuals that took a supplement containing magnesium, probiotics, vitamins and minerals for 30 days saw sharp reductions in these symptoms.

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