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2013 March

Green tea antioxidants 'may lower stroke risk'

Research suggests that antioxidant compounds in green tea may help to reduce the risk of stroke.A high intake of green tea may lower a person's risk of having a stroke, new research suggests.Japanese scientists looked at the impact of green tea and coffee consumption on the risk of stroke in…
2013 March

Clogged arteries 'date back to pre-industrial times'

Atherosclerosis appears to be inherently associated with the ageing process, but that does not mean we can neglect our diet and lifestyle, experts say.Atherosclerosis or 'clogged arteries' is often regarded as a disease of the modern age, brought on by unhealthy diets and sedentary lifestyles.But a new study suggests that…
2013 March

Britons spend more time with chronic illness than most Europeans

A study has revealed Britain's poor performance on public health, relative to other countries in Europe.The UK is lagging behind similar countries in terms of many key health indicators, according to a major new study in the Lancet medical journal.Researchers found that Britons are enjoying longer life expectancies than ever…
2013 March

Study uncovers impact of bladder condition on sleep disruption

Older people who have trouble sleeping may benefit from treatment to ease bladder complaints, researchers say.Many older adults suffer from insomnia, but a new study suggests the condition is even more problematic in those with a bladder condition called nocturia.Nocturia is particularly common in older adults and is characterised by…
2013 March

Adolescent risk factors linked to heart disease in later life

A new study highlights the low prevalence of heart-healthy habits among young people.Many young people lead unhealthy lifestyles and have cardiovascular risk factors that could increase their chances of developing heart disease in adulthood, a study has shown.Researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Centre looked at data on…
2013 March

Heart-healthy lifestyle 'also reduces risk of cancer'

Simple lifestyle changes can reduce people's risk of both heart disease and cancer, a study has shown.People who adopt a heart-healthy lifestyle may also benefit from a reduced risk of cancer, new research has found.US scientists looked at the impact of seven lifestyle choices that are known to reduce the…
2013 March

Experts warn of 'masked' toxins in food

There are fears that naturally occurring chemicals produced by certain moulds in cereal crops may be converted into toxic substances inside the body.Consumers may be exposing themselves to harmful toxins when they eat certain foods, despite regulations aimed at ensuring their safety.There are rules concerning the levels of moulds and…
2013 March

Oxidised cholesterol 'contributes to heart disease'

A researcher with more than six decades of experience in dietary factors that contribute to heart disease has pinpointed unnaturally oxidised cholesterol as a key culprit.Heart disease is often blamed on dietary cholesterol, but an experienced professor in the US has claimed that the real culprit is cholesterol that has…
2013 March

Urinary incontinence 'common' in people with heart failure

Patients with chronic heart failure appear to face an elevated risk of urinary incontinence.Urinary incontinence seems to be a common occurrence among patients with chronic heart failure, a study has shown.The condition is common among older adults, but little is known about its frequency in people with heart failure.Researchers at…
2013 March

New treatments for heart and endocrine disorders 'could be on the way'

Scientists in the US believe their findings concerning brown fat stem cells could lead to new heart and endocrine disorder treatments being developed.A recent discovery by scientists in the US could pave the way for new treatments for people with heart and endocrine disorders, experts have suggested.Specialists at the University…