BEHealthySETX.com | May/June 2012
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Each edition, BE HealthyMedical Adviser Dr. Garrett K.Peel will cut through the previousmonth’s medical and health newsand bring you the most relevant and interesting tidbits to help youmake informed health decisions.
High blood pressure contributes to about 50percent o all cardiovascular deaths worldwide.The risk o developing cardiovascular diseasehas been proven to increase signicantly asblood pressure increases. According to the WorldCongress o Cardiology, a study showed patientswith hypertension (high blood pressure) reducedtheir risk o dying rom cardiovascular disease byreducing their blood pressure by 40-50 mmHg with exercise alone. Your blood pressure can bereduced signicantly with an active liestyle andhealthy, low-salt diet.On another ront, the risk o Alzheimer’sdisease and cognitive decline could be reducedby any kind o physical activity, even in thosewho are older than 80! Results o the researchers’study rom the Rush University Medical Centerare published in the recent issue o Neurology.The results o the study indicate that all physicalactivities including exercise, as well as other ac-tivities such as cooking, washing the dishes, andcleaning also reduce the risk o
Nutritional experts at the University o Ab-erdeen recently reported that adding beetroot,which contains high levels o antioxidants, toburgers prevents the body rom absorbing the‘bad’ at. In order to test their ndings, the teamcreated their own turkey and beetroot burger.Processed oods are not healthy and can be linkedto various medical problems. Any ood high inantioxidants is an excellent choice to replace oodhigh in at and preservatives.A recent study in Brain, Behavior and Immunityreports that men who care or a wie with breastcancer suer a measurable negative impact ontheir health years ater their wie’s cancer has beendiagnosed and treatment has been completed.According to the study, men who reported thehighest levels o stress, due to their wives’ illness,had the highest risk or physical symptoms andweaker immune responses. For those men acing a breast cancer recurrence with their spouse, thestress was even worse. Women who battle cancerand the physicians who care or them should takethe caregiver’s health into account. Screening spouses or stress symptoms and encouraging them to participate in support groups and stressmanagement, as well as relaxation activities, areimportant to caring or the breast cancer patientas well.
Exercise Alone Can Reduce Blood Pressure, Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
‘I’d Like a Hamburger With Mustard All the Way, Throw in Some Beetroot’Husbands of Breast Cancer Patients Might Need Diagnosis, Treatment Too
Researchers in Japan Have Cured Baldness – in Mice. Could Men be Next?
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Japanese researchers have made hair olliclesrom adult stem cells. They have shown the newhair interacts with surrounding tissue and havenormal hair cycles. The research, in which thesubjects were bald mice, was reported in the jour-nal,
The study is signicant as it uses adult, notembryonic stem cells, and the newly grown hairis implanted in the surrounding tissue, something that has not been seen in previous studies. Thestudy also raises hopes or growing organs to beused in transplant procedures.