Juvenon Health Journal

The Mighty Omega-3s

The Mighty Omega-3s

This month we reexamine a compelling Harvard University study that outlined the top preventable dietary and lifestyle risk factors for premature death. All of the deaths calculated in the study were considered premature or preventable in that the victims would not have died when they did if they had not been subject to the behaviors or activities linked to their deaths.

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Understanding LDL Cholesterol

Understanding LDL Cholesterol

This month we circle back to an important Harvard study –identifying the top preventable risk factors for premature mortality – as a healthy lifestyle discussion conversation starter. We’ve examined the latest research on high blood pressure, physical inactivity and blood glucose and how to translate these findings into important lifestyle and diet tweaks.

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Is Inactivity Killing You?

Is Inactivity Killing You?

During the past two months, the Juvenon Health Journal has explored high blood pressure and obesity, which are two of the top 10 preventable risk factors for death as outlined in an important Harvard study. All the deaths calculated in the study were considered premature or preventable in that the victims would likely not have died when they did if not for the behaviors or activities linked to their deaths.

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sugar rush

Sugar High: The Low-Down on the Health Dangers

You’ve probably heard the expression “sugar high.” Sugar-laden foods do make us feel good while we’re eating them. We can become “addicted” to the taste and the energy burst, too, always wanting more. But could sugar possibly be as damaging to our health as addictive drugs?

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Plants, Genes and Health: a Growing Connection

Plants, Genes and Health: a Growing Connection

What if you could tune your body, like a mechanic tunes a race car, to achieve maximum performance/health? This is not just a fantasy, even though the human body is far more complex than an automobile engine. But thanks to recent advances in analytical technology and nutrition, medical research is getting closer to making “fine-tuning” the body’s biochemical reactions a reality.

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Sleep: An Eye-Opening Theory on Why We Need To

Sleep: An Eye-Opening Theory on Why We Need To

etting older does have some advantages. Like becoming wiser, with more knowledge not only about our surroundings, but also about human behavior and motivations, including our own. Among the not-so-good senior experiences, there’s one that’s common, although less conspicuous than slowing down physically and mentally. That’s a decline in the quality of sleep.

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