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Plant based diet study debunks eating for your blood type for weight loss, health

You may have read that it's important to eat certain foods based on your blood type. Depending on whether your blood type is O, A, B or AB, proponents of the blood type diet say there are foods to eat and foods to avoid for optimal health and a longer life.  Can eating certain foods based on blood type really help you live longer? The blood type diet was first introduced in 1996 by a naturopathic physician, Peter D'Adamo who alleges that even the spices you put on your food could contribute to better health and should be individualized for your specific blood type.  The theory is that certain foods and even the type of exercise you do should be individualized.  For instance, if you have type O blood you should eat plenty of meat and fish protein, vegetables and fruits but stay away from legumes - at least so the dietary guidelines say.  Recommendations for weight loss include avoiding dairy, corn and wheat and filling up on red meat, broccoli, spinach and olive oil.  Type A ind

Midlife Obesity Reduces Chances of Long Life for Women and More

Midlife obesity shortens lifespan for women Women who gain weight midlife are now found to have a shorter lifespan according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Warwick say the chances of living a long life declines by eighty percent in women who gain weight and are approaching middle age. Read more Olive Oil compound targets Alzheimer's proteins A naturally occurring compound in extra virgin olive oil has been found to limit the effect of toxic beta amyloid proteins that contribute to cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The substance, oleocanthal, restricts the ability of the toxic proteins to destroy brain cells. Oleocanthal is also a natural anti-inflammatory agent that works much the same as ibuprofen, shown in past studies, and could be developed to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease. Read more Weight loss significantly reduces sleep apnea New research shows that weight loss can significantly reduce the number of sleep apnea epis

Lifestyle Interventions to Prevent Cancer and more

Four lifestyle interventions that can prevent cancer According to an extensive study review, four lifestyle interventions can prevent cancer - exercise, smoking cessation, reducing excessive sun exposure, and healthy eating. The review looked at how human behaviors change cells, producing malignancies. The researchers also identified which types of cancer can be prevented, or made less severe through lifestyle interventions. Read more Boosting insulin restores aging muscles New research shows that finding a way to boost insulin levels could restore muscles in the elderly. Insulin is needed to regulate blood sugar levels. It is also an important hormone that helps nutrients reach muscles. Insulin acts like a signal for muscle growth. Boosting insulin levels could restore muscles in the elderly. Read more Wealthy more likely to lower cholesterol with statins New research shows that wealthy individuals are twice as likely to lower cholesterol levels with statin drugs compared t

Workplace violence and other health news

Workplace violence cited in Yale case According to reports, workplace violence has been cited in the murder of Yale University student Annie Le. Unfortunately, there were no signs that the lab technician arrested for the murder and worked with Le, Raymond Clark III, showed any visible signs that he could be murderous. New Haven Police Chief James Lewis told reporters, the crime is an “issue” of workplace violence – something “which is becoming a growing concern around the country.” Read more Persistent pain accelerates aging Middle age adults with persistent pain experience disability comparable to 80 to 89 year olds who do not experience pain, according to new study results. The research is the first to examine the effects of persistent pain and age related disability. Read more Tamiflu May Help Shorten The Duration of H1N1 Flu H1N1 swine flu vaccine will not be available until next month. In the meantime, swine flu, combined with an early start on seasonal flu, have many wo

Chlorophyllin Kills Cancer Cells and Other News

Natural compound chlorophyllin kills cancer cells A new study, published in International Journal of Cancer shows that chlorophyllin, a semi-synthetic substance derived from chlorophyll, a natural compound in plants, kills cancer cells. Chlorophyllin has been used in Chinese medicine, and taken before meals, is used to prevent liver cancer for those at high risk. Past studies suggest the role of chlorophyllin for treating cancer, finding it is non-toxic in high doses, and inexpensive. Keep reading Smoking and weight increase breast cancer odds New research shows that exercising, and avoiding weight gains can cut breast cancer risk as much as sixty – eight percent. According to a new study that excluded women who possess a genetic tendency for breast cancer, smoking and obesity still significantly increase the odds that a woman will develop the disease. Keep reading New-Found Prostate Cancer Virus Could Lead To Vaccine For the first time, researchers have found a virus in mal