Osteoporosis and Heart Disease in Older Adults: New Study Findings

Osteoporosis and Heart Disease in Older Adults: New Study Findings

A new study looked at how problems with blood vessels might be linked to weaker bones in older people. Scientists wanted to see if the same things that cause heart problems also cause bones to get weaker, or if blood vessel issues directly make bones fragile as people age.

Researchers studied 1,391 people from the Framingham Heart Study. They measured blood flow, blood pressure, and used special scans to look at bone density and structure.

Delay Diabetes for Four Years to Improve Long-Term Health

Delay Diabetes for Four Years to Improve Long-Term Health

People with prediabetes can lower their risk of dying and having serious health problems if they delay getting diabetes for just four years. A study by Guangwei Li and his team at the China-Japan Friendship Hospital found these results and published them in PLOS Medicine.

Type 2 diabetes is a serious disease that can cause death and disability. It also costs a lot of money to treat. Changing your lifestyle, like eating healthy and exercising more, can help people with prediabetes avoid getting diabetes. But, until now, it wasn’t clear how long you need to delay diabetes to see these benefits.

Social Media Helps Young People Eat More Fruits and Veggies

Social Media Helps Young People Eat More Fruits and Veggies

Researchers at Aston University have discovered that following social media accounts focused on healthy eating can lead young people to eat more fruits and vegetables and fewer unhealthy snacks. This finding comes from a study led by Dr. Lily Hawkins as part of her PhD work, under the guidance of Dr. Jason Thomas and Professor Claire Farrow at the School of Psychology.

Active Seniors, Enhanced Living: Uncovering the Link

Active Seniors, Enhanced Living: Uncovering the Link

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.

7 Wonders of Wellness: Unlock the Mediterranean Diet’s Life-Changing Benefits

7 Wonders of Wellness: Unlock the Mediterranean Diet’s Life-Changing Benefits

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.

Heart Shape’s Hidden Clues: Unraveling the Genetic Secrets Behind Cardiac Health and Disease

Heart Shape’s Hidden Clues: Unraveling the Genetic Secrets Behind Cardiac Health and Disease

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.