Archive for June 10th, 2013

Exercise can help combat arthritis

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Millions of people suffering from arthritis can improve their health by committing themselves to do regular work-outs, according to doctors.

Earlier, patients were asked to rest their joints if they became too painful or swollen but now doctors say that the simplest way to beat the painful problem is to do regular and gentle exercise, the Daily Express reported.

Professor Mark Batt, a consultant in sport and exercise medicine at Nottingham University Hospitals, said that doing regular exercise is important to keep joints healthy and the long-term benefits of exercise far outweigh the risk of injury.

Professor Alan Silman, medical director of Arthritis Research UK, said that exercise has become increasingly relevant in the treatment of arthritis, as research has shown that the joints, bones and cartilage rely on stimulation of physical activity to repair themselves.

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Vegetable oil helps lower heart disease risk

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Researchers from University of Missouri have suggested that a person can attain a heart-healthy diet by using soybean, canola, corn and sunflower oils.

Kevin Fritsche, along with Guy Johnson, an adjunct professor of food and human nutrition at the University of Illinois, conducted one of the most thorough studies on linoleic acid (LA) questioning whether this fatty acid promoted inflammation in humans.

When the evidence from numerous clinical trials was gathered and examined, Fritsche said it was clear that LA consumption did not promote inflammation in healthy people.

Fritsche and Johnson reviewed 15 clinical trials that studied nearly 500 adults as they consumed various forms of fats, including vegetable oils.

The researchers could find no evidence that a diet high in linoleic acid had any links to inflammation in the body.

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Small lifestyle changes could reduce stroke risk

Monday, June 10th, 2013

A new study has revealed that making small lifestyle changes could reduce your risk of having a stroke.

Researchers assessed stroke risk using the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 health factors: be active, control cholesterol, eat a healthy diet, manage blood pressure, maintain a healthy weight, control blood sugar and don’t smoke.

“We used the assessment tool to look at stroke risk and found that small differences in health status were associated with large reductions in stroke risk,” Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., senior author and professor of medicine at the University of Vermont in Burlington said.

Researchers divided the Life’s Simple 7 scores into three categories: zero to four points for inadequate, five to nine points for average, and 10 to 14 points for optimum cardiovascular health.

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An ayurveda guide for beautiful skin

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Naturally fresh and healthy skin is protector of body and a thing of beauty. Ayurveda our ancient science

of medicine has suggested many herbal remedies and natural methods to protect our skin from pimples, acne, dark circles, wrinkles and marks left by pimples and to increase the fairness of the skin. Pimples , acne dark circles, wrinkles and marks give a dull and unhealthy look. Here is a herbal guide for naturally fresh, fair and glowing skin.

Structure of skin

It is essential to know about structure of skin before analysing the causes which make changes on skin.

Skin is made up of multiple layers of epithelial tissuess. Microscopic section of the skin shows two distinct parts. Epidermis is the top most layer. The upper layer of epidermis contains dead cells which gradually cast off. These cells are gradually replaced by fresh new cells produced by basal layer which is the lower layer of epidermis.

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