A recently conducted Cambridge study establishes a significant correlation between increased physical activity, decreased sedentary behavior, and an improved quality of life in adults over the age of sixty. The study scrutinized the daily habits of nearly 1,500 adults, revealing that reductions in physical activity or increases in inactive pastimes such as television viewing or reading adversely affect the quality of life.
Innovative research from the University of Eastern Finland suggests that consuming fatty fish and camelina sativa oil can decrease the lipophilic index in individuals with poor glucose metabolism or coronary heart disease. A lower lipophilic index denotes a more fluid cell membrane, a desirable characteristic for maintaining cell health and function.
The Mediterranean diet is a dietary pattern inspired by the traditional eating habits of the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, such as Greece, Italy, Spain, and parts of France, North Africa, and the Middle East. It emphasizes the consumption of fresh, whole, and minimally processed foods, with a focus on plant-based ingredients, healthy fats, lean proteins, and a variety of herbs and spices.
A study led by the University of Cambridge suggests that increasing the proportion of non-alcoholic drinks in online supermarkets could reduce alcohol purchases. Excessive alcohol consumption contributes to various diseases like cancer, heart disease, and stroke. Changing people’s behavior can therefore provide significant health benefits.
A careful look at the food people eat in long-term care homes shows that we need to make their diets healthier. The study found that eating more whole grains, plant-based proteins, and simple fruits and vegetables would help people living in these homes follow government advice and lower their risk of inflammation.
Researchers at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai have made a gentle observation that individuals with round, baseball-like hearts may be more susceptible to future heart failure and atrial fibrillation than those with elongated, Valentine-shaped hearts. The findings were published in Med—Cell Press’ new peer-reviewed medical journal, and utilized deep learning and sophisticated imaging analysis to explore the genetics of heart structure.
As the holy month of Ramadan approaches, we extend our warmest wishes to all our readers who will be observing this sacred period. Ramadan, also known as Ramzan, is a time for spiritual reflection, self-improvement, and heightened devotion for Muslims around the world. It is marked by fasting from sunrise to sunset, which can have a significant impact on one’s health and well-being.