Whole-body vibration training improves balance control and sit-to-stand performance among middle-aged and older adults: a pilot randomized controlled trial

Whole-body vibration training improves balance control and sit-to-stand performance among middle-aged and older adults: a pilot randomized controlled trial Aging is associated with decreased balance, which increases falling risk. The objective of the current study was to determine the feasibility and effects of whole-body vibration (WBV) training on knee extensor… Whole-body vibration training improves balance…

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Omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation via cannabinoids

Omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation via cannabinoids Chemical compounds called cannabinoids are found in marijuana and also are produced naturally in the body from omega-3 fatty acids. A well-known cannabinoid in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol, is responsible for some of its euphoric effects, but it also has anti-inflammatory benefits. A new study in animal tissue reveals the…

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Western diet increases Alzheimer's pathology in genetically predisposed mice

Western diet increases Alzheimer’s pathology in genetically predisposed mice Obese mice with a particular version of a gene strongly associated with Alzheimer’s disease in humans show increased Alzheimer’s pathology, according to new research. Western diet increases Alzheimer’s pathology in genetically predisposed mice Source: Science Daily Mind & Brain

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Inclusion of Almonds in a Cholesterol-Lowering Diet Improves Plasma HDL Subspecies and Cholesterol Efflux to Serum in Normal-Weight Individuals with Elevated LDL Cholesterol [Nutrition and Disease]

Inclusion of Almonds in a Cholesterol-Lowering Diet Improves Plasma HDL Subspecies and Cholesterol Efflux to Serum in Normal-Weight Individuals with Elevated LDL Cholesterol [Nutrition and Disease] Background: Almonds may increase circulating HDL cholesterol when substituted for a high-carbohydrate snack in an isocaloric diet, yet little is known about the effects on HDL biology and function.…

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