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Eating Variety of Nuts Linked to Reduced Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Peanuts, walnuts and tree nuts appear to be a heart's best friend

Fans of peanuts, walnuts and tree nuts have something to be excited about. People who eat nuts regularly have a lower risk of developing cardiovascular or coronary heart disease than those who don’t, according to a study published recently in … Continue reading

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Scientists Find a Link Between Walking Speed and Heart Disease

Your walking speed could predict whether you're at risk for cardiovascular disease

Are you a speed walker, or do you prefer to move at a more leisurely pace? Your answer could predict whether you’re at risk for developing heart disease later in life. A new study has found a link between average … Continue reading

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Poliovirus Shows Promise as Cancer Treatment

Researchers are moving closer to understanding how the virus works

Researchers at Duke Cancer Institute have used a modified poliovirus to fight cancer cells. The experimental therapy uses the polio virus to stimulate an immune response, which prevents the cancer cells from “hiding” from the immune system. The therapy has … Continue reading

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Cannabinoids May Remove Plaque in Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers at the Salk Institute report promising results

Researchers at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, have found that cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active compound in marijuana, can facilitate the removal of beta amyloid from nerve cells. Beta amyloid is one of the main components … Continue reading

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Daily, Moderate Alcohol Intake Could Contribute to Cognitive Health in Old Age

A new study found that participants who drank alcohol were more likely to live to 85 without cognitive decline

Researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that daily, moderate alcohol intake may support cognitive health into old age. The study, published in the most recent issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, suggests … Continue reading

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Extra-Virgin Olive Oil May Protect the Brain Against Alzheimer’s

New study reports that extra-virgin olive oil could protect against cognitive decline

Extra-virgin olive oil may protect against cognitive decline, according to a new study recently published in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. The study, conducted by researchers at Temple University, concludes that extra-virgin olive oil contributed to the preservation of … Continue reading

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