Posted by admin | Posted in Health Info, Prevention | Posted on 31-08-2012
People suffering from anxiety can find some relief through regular exercise, the researchers reported.
Anxiety frequently accompanies chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease, and constant load can interfere with treatment for these conditions. Though one might expect that anxiety symptoms are elevated among individuals facing chronic illness, the symptoms may not be recognized or treated.
Although the role of exercise in alleviating symptoms of depression has been well studied, the impact on anxiety symptoms has received relatively little attention. The review results add to the growing body of evidence that physical activities such as walking or weight lifting may be effective treatments to help alleviate anxiety symptoms among patients.
For the study the team reviewed 40 trials involving 2914 people various medical conditions, including heart disease, multiple sclerosis, cancer and chronic pain. In 90 percent of the studies, people assigned to an exercise program had fewer symptoms of anxiety, including feelings of worry, fear and anxiety than non-exercisers.
Indeed, regular exercise has been shown to reduce symptoms of anxiety by 20 percent. Although most of these groups of patients had no anxiety scores very high at the beginning of the practice of exercise, symptoms of this decreased.
Exercising for 30 minutes was more effective in reducing anxiety than shorter exercise periods.
Posted by admin | Posted in Cancer, Disease, Health Info | Posted on 15-07-2012
New research suggests that people who consume some alcoholic drinks per day and have a family history of colorectal cancer had increased risk of developing colon cancer.
For the study, Boston researchers examined data on more than 87 000 women and 47 000 men and found that 1,801 cases of colon cancer were diagnosed among the participants from 1980 onwards.
People with a family history of colorectal cancer who drank an average of 30 or more grams of alcohol per day had increased risk of developing colon cancer, according to lead author of the research.
Those with a higher risk were also those who consumed more red meat, smoked more and consumed the least amount of folate (a form of folic acid), suggesting that consumed the least amount of green vegetables and cereals. The findings indicate that other lifestyle factors such as diet, play an important role in colon cancer risk, according to the researchers said.
Although the study found an association between these factors and the risk of colon cancer, we could not prove a cause and effect.
Among those who had no family history of colorectal cancer, there was no significant association between alcohol consumption and colon cancer. Higher alcohol intake was not consistently associated with increased cancer risk.
Posted by admin | Posted in Health Info, Nutrition | Posted on 08-07-2012
As we all know, the intake of vitamins in our bodies is vital, so today, in our health blog, we have focused on vitamin C we wondered, how much vitamin C do we need?
According to the myths about vitamin C, it is estimated that the orange is the food with a higher proportion of these vitamins. As our goal is to discover whether this statement is true or not, just guide them to that like the orange, there are other foods with a lot of vitamin C in their composition. In this regard we must emphasize, the pepper above the rest.
But how much vitamin C do we need? Roughly, we could establish that the measure daily is around 110 milligrams. This is an approximate, since you can find other sites that tell you about taking 80 or 90mg. You must take into account the intake of vitamin C should be done either distributed throughout the day. On the other hand, as we have seen, both the fruit and vegetables are the main sources of this kind of vitamin.
But you know how to have a perfect menu intake of vitamin C can give you some ideas, for example, you eat each day 1/4 pepper and grapefruit as much, 50 grams of lettuce, half a lemon and a couple of raspberries. Orange juice also has enough consistency to fend for itself. But if you’re too strict, to take 100% of recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C, a menu is as follows: 150 grams of mussels, 200 grams of zucchini accompanied by an omelet with ham and a yogurt dessert and a nectarine.
Remember, do not miss the vitamin in your menu or your diet.
Posted by admin | Posted in Health Info, Nutrition | Posted on 01-07-2012
Many tricks exist to help diet and weight lose, a new study comes to demystify one in particular. Apparently, eating in a smaller plate not helps to eat less food.
According to one researcher says, the smaller plates are often recommended as a method of controlling food intake, but it just does not seem to be an effective strategy. There is no effect of plate size, weight status, or size of dish weight status on energy intake.
The study included 10 women with overweight or obese and 10 normal weight women were randomly assigned to use a plate rather small (8.5 inches) or large (10.8 inches) for meals. The women had to serve themselves and eat food to be satisfied. They did this on two different days, using a different size plate each time.
The researchers claimed that it is possible that the size of the dish does not have an impact on caloric intake because people eat until you are satisfied beyond using utensils.
They noted that women who are overweight or obese reported lower levels of hunger before meals and were less satisfied after eating than women with normal weight although there was no difference in energy between the two groups. This suggests that individuals who are overweight or obese may have less ability to feel hunger and feel satisfied that adults with normal weight.
If you are a female smoker and are looking for a reason to quit, consider this: A new study found a link between the use of snuff and skin cancer.
The study found that women with skin cancer were more likely to have smoked than those without the disease. And those who smoked for at least 20 years were twice as likely to develop this type of skin cancer.
On the other hand, male smokers showed a smaller increase in risk for the disease.
The study’s says he does not know the reason for the difference between the sexes, as had also considered other external factors such as sun exposure.
However, research on lung cancer may offer a clue. Hormonal differences between the sexes that affect nicotine metabolism and the body’s ability to repair DNA damage in lung cells caused by smoking have been reported previously, suggesting that the female hormone, estrogen, may play important role.
In the study, researchers found that the more people smoked, the more likely they were to develop skin cancer. But even if you found an association between smoking and disease, could not prove cause and effect.
And despite the high rate of risk for the relationship between smoking and skin cancer among women, men overall are more likely to develop this disease, probably because their skin is more sensitive to sun exposure.