Plant flavonoids help prevent cancer and heart disease

Study reveals powerful health-protective fruit and vegetable nutrients One obvious way to live healthier for longer is to avoid heart disease and cancer. The Edith Cowan University in Australia just issued an analysis of the diets of more than 53,000 Danish people over a 23-year period. They found that people who regularly ate foods rich … Read more

How you can avoid Alzheimer’s

Cut your risk by 53% – or more You can reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s by 53%, according to new research from Harvard University. And by adding just three more common nutrients to their dietary recommendations – you can cut the risk even further. You’ve probably read that ageing is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s … Read more

Is drinking wine good for your health?

Moderate – note MODERATE! – wine consumption does appear to have health benefits – especially red wine. Red, white or pink? That’s because red wine is fermented together with the skin of the grapes, and grape skin contains beneficial compounds called flavonoids. Because its fermentation process includes these grape skins, red wine contains 10 times … Read more

B vitamins stop pre-Alzheimer’s brain shrinkage

B vitamin complex halts brain shrinkage that precedes Alzheimer’s If you or any family member is at risk of Alzheimer’s, a new study by Oxford, Warwick and Oslo universities brings hope. Alzheimer’s and dementia are possibly the most feared ‘age-related’ diseases today. They rob sufferers of memories and so much that makes a normal life … Read more

Reduce senior moments

Have you ever forgotten a place name or even your PIN number? Walked upstairs for something – but then forgotten what you went for? We call these temporary memory lapses ‘senior moments’, and they do become more common with age. But what’s happening? Should you be worried? Can you reverse the process? Researchers at Columbia … Read more