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Tag: Cardiovascular Disease

Reaching for the sun
In a new study published in Nutrients, researchers analyzed the results of 80 randomized clinical trials and assessed the impact of vitamin D supplementation on mortality [1]. Vitamin D plays essential roles in human health According to the CDC, 6.7% to 36.9% of Americans take vitamin D supplements, depending on age group. This makes it...
Running calico mouse
Scientists have shown that a longevity-associated variant of the BPIFB4 gene protects cardiovascular health, including when introduced by viral vectors [1]. All you need is LAV Among age-related pathologies, cardiovascular disease is the most prolific killer, claiming about 700,000 victims every year in the US alone and as many as 18 million worldwide. However, some...
Heart cells
A paper just published in Nature Aging has explained how changes to the lamina contribute to heart weakness in model organisms. A protective enclosure for genetic stability Lamin proteins enclose the nucleus in the lamina, the cellular envelope that contains and protects DNA. In progeria, a mutation of the gene that codes for the Lamin...
Wrist wearable device
In a study published in Nature Medicine, scientists have shown that short bouts of everyday vigorous physical activity, such as stair climbing, are associated with a considerable reduction in mortality risk, especially in cardiovascular mortality [1]. Everyday activities and health Exercise is one of the most effective anti-aging interventions available [2], but not everyone has...
Ground coffee
Drawing on data from UK Biobank, scientists have once again confirmed the association between coffee and better health outcomes, with ground coffee emerging as the healthiest type [1]. Bad rap no more Coffee was once considered rather unhealthy. One study from 1988 found that 80% of physicians recommended avoiding coffee to their patients with cardiovascular...
Multivitamins
In a large randomized, placebo-controlled study, scientists hoped that cocoa extract would improve cognitive function in elderly patients, but instead it was a multivitamin supplement that shined [1]. A two-in-one study Multivitamins are among the most popular dietary supplements, but their effectiveness is often questioned. While some studies did fail to find any significant benefits...