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The science of healthy ageing | Vivheart. Passionate about bees

In recent years, research into healthy ageing has exploded. Below, are the latest findings that impact us all!

Cancers targeted by curcumin

Cancers targeted by curcumin

Curcumin targets multiple cancers through multiple effects. I wanted to share this graphic which was copied from a paper in Cancer Letters by Preetha Arnand, University of Texas. It illustrates the range of cancers on which scientific studies have shown curcumin to...

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Starlight excess

Starlight excess

A study has found that people who eat their evening meal later have more fat than those who eat earlier.  Incredible as it may seem, this is not pseudoscience but a respected scientific study. By studying people who eat ‘closer to natural bed time’ compared to those...

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Diabetes all shook up

Diabetes all shook up

Scientists have found that type 2 diabetes can be reversed by a simple change in diet. Our mantra at Vivheart is healthy ageing through exercise and a healthy diet. Obesity is not an option for healthy ageing as obesity is the biggest risk factor for developing type 2...

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Fishy supplements

Fishy supplements

Fish oils containing omega-3 are promoted as healthy foods that can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. So, it follows that omega-3 supplements should have the same beneficial effect. It is odd then, that a large review of studies has not found any...

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Apple appeal

Apple appeal

Don’t peel those apples! Apple peel contains quercetin and scientists have found that quercetin, in combination with dasatinib, a leukaemia drug, lengthens the lives of old mice by one third. In human terms, that would be an extra 40 years. And the scientists know...

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The bare bones on exercise and osteoporosis

The bare bones on exercise and osteoporosis

Osteoporosis (low bone density) is an epidemic in older people that leads to weak bones and a high risk of bone breakage after a fall. It is estimated that over 200 million people worldwide suffer from this disease. Approximately 1 out of 3 of all postmenopausal women...

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Ride like a young-un

Ride like a young-un

Raising the levels of carnosine in people over the age of 70 has been found to increase cycling endurance by nearly 20%. Carnosine is present in large amounts in the body, especially in the muscle and brain. Carnosine can prevent and can even reverse damage caused by...

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Milking it

Milking it

A large multinational cohort study of almost 140,000 individuals aged 35-70 years enrolled from 21 countries in five continents found that dairy consumption was associated with lower risk of death in general including death from major cardiovascular disease. Dietary...

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Digging into organic food and cancer

Digging into organic food and cancer

A study of 69,000 people observed that those eating more organic food had less risk of developing some cancers. Organic farmers are not allowed to use synthetic fertilisers or pesticides. As there is some evidence of an increased risk of certain cancers due to...

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Put a brake on ageing

Put a brake on ageing

Don’t freewheel into ageing – put a brake on it! What to expect if you do nothing……. [Age 20-35. Life is great; physical performance and function are at their peak [Age 35-45. It’s getting a bit wobbly; physical activity often declines leading to 5-10 kilos of weight...

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