Higher aerobic fitness levels are associated with better word production skills in healthy older adults

Researchers found that older adults’ aerobic fitness levels are directly related to the incidence of age-related language failures such as ‘tip-of-the-tongue’ states.

Source: Higher aerobic fitness levels are associated with better word production skills in healthy older adults — ScienceDaily

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Following five healthy lifestyle habits may increase life expectancy by decade or more

Maintaining five healthy habits — eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, not drinking too much alcohol, and not smoking — during adulthood may add more than a decade to life expectancy, according to a new study.

Source: Following five healthy lifestyle habits may increase life expectancy by decade or more — ScienceDaily

Gut microbiome plays an important role in atherosclerosis

Researchers have shown a novel relationship between the intestinal microbiome and atherosclerosis, one of the major causes of heart attack and stroke. This was measured as the burden of plaque in the carotid arteries.

Source: Gut microbiome plays an important role in atherosclerosis — ScienceDaily

9 Reasons Canola Oil Is Bad for You

Is canola oil good for you? It’s a question nutritionists and food industrialists have been debating for decades. The controversy dates back to the 1950s, when the FDA banned rapeseed oil because of its negative effects on the heart, liver and kidney. Before getting into that, you need to first understand what canola oil is, […]

Source: 9 Reasons Canola Oil Is Bad for You (as in, Toss It ASAP)

Nutrition researchers agree sugar-sweetened beverages increase risk of cardiometabolic disease

While calories from any food have the potential to increase the risk of obesity and other cardiometabolic diseases, nutrition researchers agree that sugar-sweetened beverages play a unique role in chronic health problems.

Source: Some calories more harmful than others: Nutrition researchers agree sugar-sweetened beverages increase risk of cardiometabolic disease — ScienceDaily

A high-fiber diet protects mice against the flu virus

Dietary fiber increases survival in influenza-infected mice by setting the immune system at a healthy level of responsiveness, according to a preclinical study published May 15 in the journal Immunity. A high-fiber diet blunts harmful, excessive immune responses in the lungs while boosting antiviral immunity by activating T cells. These dual benefits were mediated by changes in the composition of gut bacteria.

Source: A high-fiber diet protects mice against the flu virus — ScienceDaily