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Low vitamin K may reduce mobility in older adults
 

Low vitamin K may reduce mobility in older adults

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Older adults with insufficient vitamin K are likely to be at higher risk for mobility disability, according to new research. Dietary sources of vitamin K include kale, spinach, broccoli, and other leafy greens. Some dairy foods also contain vitamin K. The i…

How does exercise support health later in life?
 

How does exercise support health later in life?

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New research shows that older adults who exercise regularly can perform everyday tasks more easily and gain independence. Insufficient physical activity causes around 3.2 million deaths worldwide each year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). …

How a fruit compound may lower blood pressure
 

How a fruit compound may lower blood pressure

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Blueberries, red grapes, red wine, and peanuts are some of the natural sources of resveratrol a plant compound that has received much attention in the medical community recently. New research in mice and human cells breaks down the mechanism through which res…

‘Mediterranean diet may protect against depression symptoms’
 

‘Mediterranean diet may protect against depression symptoms’

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Evidence indicates that following a Mediterranean-style diet, rich in fruit, vegetables, nuts, and cereals, can bring many health benefits, including protection against cardiovascular and metabolic problems. Now, a study also presents a link between this diet…

Too much dietary fat in the brain may impact mental health
  

Too much dietary fat in the brain may impact mental health

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People with obesity are often likely to develop depression as well, but the mechanisms at play are still unclear. New research in mice may now explain what happens in the brains of individuals who have a high-fat diet. Many studies including one that Medical…

Do we have the wrong idea about the global obesity ‘epidemic?’
 

Do we have the wrong idea about the global obesity ‘epidemic?’

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Previous research has suggested that urbanization is a primary factor in the rise in obesity around the world. However, a new large-scale study contradicts this, indicating that the increase in obesity rates is more significant among people in rural areas. P…

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