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Are Viagra and Cialis Anti-Aging Agents? Two New Studies Say Yes

Viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis (tadalfil) are used for mainly erectile dysfunction but were originally developed as cardiovascular medications. There safety has been proven for years. Two new studies give a suggestion that they may be anti-aging agents to0
Mar 29th, 2024

Can a Seaweed Combination Capsule Help Reverse Atherosclerosis?

The study suggests that rhamnan sulfate from Monostroma nitidum may provide a safe and effective intervention for reducing atherosclerotic plaque, and should be evaluated as an adjunct therapy for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Mar 16th, 2024

Need a Lower Blood Pressure? Try Tai Chi for Benefits

In this study including patients with prehypertension, a 12-month Tai Chi intervention was more effective than aerobic exercise in reducing SBP. These findings suggest that Tai Chi may help promote the prevention of cardiovascular disease in populations w
Feb 10th, 2024

For the Millionth Time: Eat Plant Foods for Health and Longevity

The findings indicate that a shift from animal-based (e.g., red and processed meat, eggs, dairy, poultry, butter) to plant-based (e.g., nuts, legumes, whole grains, olive oil) foods is beneficially associated with cardiometabolic health and all-cause morta
Nov 17th, 2023

Want a Better Brain as You Age? Eat a Plant-Based (DASH) Diet

A recent study led by the NYU Grossman School of Medicine indicates that women who adopted the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) during their middle years were approximately 17 percent less likely to experience cognitive decline in later life.
Oct 28th, 2023

8 Clues to Living Over 20 Healthy Years Extra

Chronic diseases are associated with over 80% of all healthcare costs and are the dominant cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States (US). Lifestyle medicine has been proposed as a potential way to address the root causes of chronic disease.
Jul 29th, 2023

Silent Heart Disease: How Common? How Dangerous? Now We Know

Symptoms of coronary heart disease manifest late in the natural history of atherosclerosis. With the introduction of safe outpatient heart imaging, answers to the questions like "How Common is Atherosclerosis" and "How Dangerous" can be answered.
Mar 31st, 2023

Does the Risk of Early Death Go Up With Skipping Meals? Maybe

A hot topic in the news is the benefits vs risks of fasting. In view of the epidemic of obesity, the safety of this growing trend is an important topic. It would seem that eating less often is safe but prior data questioned this. Are 3 meals a day best?
Jan 14th, 2023

Why You Should Know About French Maritime Pine Bark (Pycnogenol)

Prior randomized human studies have shown that a combination of the natural agents Pycnogenol and Centellicum have a profound beneficial impact on arteries and regress atherosclerosis. New human data now show Pycnogenol is of value in Parkinson's Disease
Dec 3rd, 2022

Ground Flaxseed as Medicine: A Blood Sugar Benefit to Use!

Food can serve as medicine in some situations. Ground flax seed, about 2 tbs a day, has been shown to lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol. Now a new study shows it can blunt blood sugar after a meal in patients with diabetes.
Oct 14th, 2022

Whole Grains, Not Refined Grains, Promote Heart Health

Nutrition is complex and terms like "carbs" and "grains" are thrown around without precise meaning. A new research report differentiates the impact of refined vs whole grains on heart health. Precise language is required to discuss nutrition.
Oct 7th, 2022

What Does Nutritional Expert Valter Longo, PhD Eat in a Day?

When you talk about the science of nutrition, longevity, and fasting, all must pause and listen when Valter Longo, PhD, speaks up. His brilliance in research and translating it to clinical tools is unparalleled. So, what does he eat?
Aug 27th, 2022

Can Drinking Green Tea Lower Blood Sugar Levels?

The saying goes "food is medicine" but some are more potent than others. Green tea has many benefits and is a part of a traditional Asian diet associated with longevity and health. New data shows green tea is a therapy for lower blood sugars.
Jul 30th, 2022

Can You Out Exercise a CRAP Diet? No you can't!

A tragic death 50 years ago, noted runner Jim Fixx and his Book of Running, presented the question: Can you out exercise a CRAP diet? The latest data indicates it takes BOTH a health diet and fitness to optimize health and lifespan.
Jul 23rd, 2022

HDL-Cholesterol: Is the H for Harmful not Happy Cholesterol?

Over many decades it has been observed that the higher the HDL-Cholesterol (HDL-C), the lower the risk for heart events but newer studies question this. As more data is needed, a large analysis examined this relationship. What a surprise!
Jun 18th, 2022

Legumes for the Win: A Weight-Loss Trial Shows Their Power

Increasing low-fat plant foods and minimizing high-fat and animal foods is associated with decreased body weight and fat loss with legumes having the most notable impact. A low-fat vegan diet can improve measures of diet quality and metabolic health.
Jun 11th, 2022