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Middle Age Fitness Reduces Risk of Many Degenerative Health Problems 09/04/12

A study published in August 2012 showed that staying fit during middle age is associated with a decreased risk of developing chronic diseases, such as diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and heart disease, during the next several years. Here we see another large study showing that physical activity likely represents an important determinant of healthy aging. The researchers merged data from the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study with individuals' Medicare claims when they reached age 65 years or older. The study included...

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Researchers Discover Nutrient That Protects Lungs Against Some Harmful Effects of Cigarette Smoke 07/24/12

We all have friends and/or family members who continue to smoke in spite of the known health risks associated with this practice. Studies show that 30% of all cancers are linked to cigarette smoking. Smoking is also a cardinal risk factor for heart and cardiovascular disease and other health problems, including emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and related lung function problems. For individuals who have no desire to quit smoking, are unable to do so, or are not yet pr...

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