Good Stuff To Know August 2021

A new start after 60: ‘I was sick, tired and had lost myself – until I began lifting weights at 71’

Physical Infirmities of “old age” are often lifestyle driven

Higher levels of omega-3 acids in the blood increases life expectancy by almost five years

A 1% increase in this substance in the blood is associated with a change in mortality risk similar to that of quitting smoking.

Think about this: Keeping your brain active may delay Alzheimer’s dementia 5 years

Keeping your brain active in old age has always been a smart idea, but a new study suggests that reading, writing letters and playing card games or puzzles in later life may delay the onset of Alzheimer’s dementia by up to five years.

Lab analysis finds near-meat and meat not nutritionally equivalent

A research team’s deeper examination of the nutritional content of plant-based meat alternatives, using metabolomics, shows they’re as different as plants and animals. Beef contained 22 metabolites that the plant substitute did not. The plant-based substitute contained 31 metabolites that meat did not. The greatest distinctions occurred in amino acids, dipeptides, vitamins, phenols, and types of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids found in these products.

5-minute breathing workout lowers blood pressure as much as exercise, drugs

A new study shows that a breathing exercise known as Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training can reduce blood pressure in weeks, with benefits on par with daily exercise or medication.

How long can a person live? The 21st century may see a record-breaker

The number of people who live past the age of 100 has been on the rise for decades, up to nearly half a million people worldwide.

Consuming a diet with more fish fats, less vegetable oils can reduce migraine headaches, study finds

A diet higher in fatty fish helped frequent migraine sufferers reduce their monthly number of headaches and intensity of pain compared to participants on a diet higher in vegetable-based fats and oils, according to a new study.