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 episodes experienced by individuals diagnosed with the disease. In the first study of its kind, researchers find that patients who lost weight were more than three times more likely to nearly eliminate sleep apnea episodes, compared to those who did not lose weight. Read more

Plastic shoes could harm health and environment

A study from the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) show that chemicals in plastic shoes, sold widely in at a variety of retailers, could harm health and our environment. Read more