Broccoli and kale microgreens pack a nutritional punch

Broccoli and kale microgreens pack a nutritional punch

Researchers now report that kale and broccoli microgreens grown in either windowsills or under commercial growing conditions are rich in phytonutrients, though the levels of some compounds varied considerably between the two environments.

Allotment gardeners reap healthy rewards

Allotment gardeners reap healthy rewards – People who have an allotment, especially those aged over 60, tend to be significantly healthier than those who do not, reveales researchers in BioMed Central’s journal Environmental Health.

Genes and Pesticide Exposure increases Parkinson’s Disease risk

Genes and Pesticide Exposure Interact to Increase Men’s Risk for Parkinson’s Disease – Genetic mutations and workplace exposure to some insecticides together appear to be associated with an increased risk for Parkinson’s disease among men, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Ginger consumption eases muscle pain by 25%

Researchers find daily ginger consumption eases muscle pain by 25 percent – Daily ginger consumption reduces muscle pain caused by exercise, revealed by researchers at the University of Georgia. This is another healthy effect of ginger apart from its use in colds and upset stomachs.

Mediterranean diet and exercise lower Alzheimer’s disease risk

Exercise and Mediterranean-type diet combined associated with lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease — Findings of observational study warrant further research in controlled clinical trial to clarify the role of these and other possible factors contributing to AD risk – Both being more physically active and adhering to a Mediterranean-type diet appears to be associated with reduced Alzheimer’s risk, according to a new report in the August 12, 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Primitive lifestyle elements ease depression

Embracing your primitive nature can help in fight against depression – KU researcher finds primitive lifestyle elements ease depression. – He doesn’t care for the term “caveman therapy.” But Stephen Ilardi, associate professor of clinical psychology at the University of Kansas, has turned to our hunter-gatherer ancestors for clues about how to best combat major depressive disorder.

Need for holistic approach in elderly residential care

Quality of life survey highlights need for holistic approach in elderly residential care. – Choice, privacy and a sense of identity are just some of the things that older people living in residential care need to maintain a good quality of life, according to research in the May issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Physical activity reduces breast cancer risk after menopause

Reduced breast cancer risk: Physical activity after menopause pays off – Several studies had previously suggested that regular physical exercise reduces the breast cancer risk of women. However, it had been unknowned just how much exercise women should take in which period in life in order to benefit from this protective effect.

Exercise protects against breast cancer

Vigorous activity protects against breast cancer, women 30% less likely to develop breast cancer. – Normal-weight women who carry out lots of vigorous exercise are approximately 30% less likely to develop breast cancer than those who don’t exercise vigorously.