Monthly Archives: June 2020

Higher coffee consumption associated with lower risk of early death

Higher coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of death, according to research presented by researchers from Hospital de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain at ESC Congress. The observational study in nearly 20,000 participants suggests that coffee can be part of a healthy diet in healthy people. The study was conducted to examine the association between […]

How you rest matters: squatting or kneeling are healthier resting position than sitting

Sitting for hours a day is linked to many health risks, including cardiovascular disease, likely because it involves low muscle activity and low muscle metabolism.  A USC-led team has shown that resting postures such as squatting and kneeling involve higher levels of muscle activity then chair-sitting, and these more active rest postures may help protect people […]

Caffeine boosts enzyme that could protect against dementia

Caffeine has well-known short-term stimulating effects on central nervous system, but the long-term impacts on cognition have been less clear. Scientists from Indiana University (IU) just gave those of us, who live on coffee and tea, another reason to enjoy that steaming cup of mocha. It turns out that caffeine not long gives you that […]

Cocoa flavanols improve symptoms for coronary artery disease

Exercise not only makes you stronger, it makes you smarter too

Exercise not only makes you stronger, it makes you smarter too

Dark chocolate may improve mood and help to ward off depression

Depression affects more than 300 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, and is the leading global cause of disability.  Eating dark chocolate may positively affect mood and relieve depressive symptoms, according to a study published in Depression and Anxiety. The study looked at whether different types of chocolate are associated with mood disorders.  A collaborative […]

Meditation showed lasting cognitive gains even seven-year later

A study led by researchers at the University of California, Davis, Center for Mind and Brain reported that gains in the ability to sustain attention developed through intensive meditation training are maintained up to seven years later.  The results of the study were published in the Journal of Cognitive Enhancement.  The Shamatha Project examines the effects of […]

Caffeine may reduce the risk of dementia in women

A group of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UW) reported that women who consumed high amount caffeine per day may have a reduced risk of dementia.  The results were published in the Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. The study examined the relationships between caffeine intake and dementia incidence in a large […]

Higher coffee consumption associated with lower risk of early death

Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages around the world.  Volumes of previous studies have suggested that drinking coffee might be inversely associated with all-cause mortality.  To confirm, an observational study in nearly 20,000 participants was carried out to examine the association between coffee consumption and the risk of mortality in a middle-aged Mediterranean cohort. […]

One meal high in saturated fat is enough to hinder your ability to focus

A research from Ohio State University suggests that eating just one meal high in saturated fat can hinder our ability to concentrate.  The research was recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In this study, the researcher compared how 51 women performed on an attention test after they ate either a meal high in saturated […]