Patients with heart rhythm disorder warned against heavy alcohol consumption

Fourteen drinks a week is linked with a higher risk of health problems including stroke and embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to research published in EP Europace, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 “Our study suggests that atrial fibrillation patients should avoid heavy alcohol consumption to prevent stroke and other complications,” said author Dr. Boyoung […]

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Nut consumption causes changes in sperm DNA function, study shows

Many environmental and lifestyle factors have been implicated in the decline of sperm quality, with diet being one of the most plausible factors identified in recent years. Moreover, several studies have reported a close association between the alteration of specific sperm DNA methylation signatures and semen quality. To date, however, no randomized clinical trials (RCT) have been published that assess […]

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Study shows plant protein consumption can boost human lifespan

A team of researchers at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute has found that older people who eat more plant protein as opposed to meat-based protein tend to live longer lives. In their paper published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the group describes their analysis of a database compiled by a team working on the National Institutes of […]

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Coffee consumption does not affect insulin sensitivity

(HealthDay)—Consumption of four cups of coffee daily does not impact insulin sensitivity, according to a study published online Dec. 31 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Derrick Johnston Alperet, from the National University of Singapore, and colleagues conducted a 24-week trial involving 126 overweight, non-insulin-sensitive adults aged 35 to 69 years. Participants were randomly assigned to receive either four […]

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Colder, darker climates increase alcohol consumption and liver disease

Where you live could influence how much you drink. According to new research from the University of Pittsburgh Division of Gastroenterology, people living in colder regions with less sunlight drink more alcohol than their warm-weather counterparts. The study, recently published online in Hepatology, found that as temperature and sunlight hours dropped, alcohol consumption increased. Climate factors also were tied to […]

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The manufacturer will return your call Sushi from the shelves of Penny and Aldi

Two manufacturer’s recall Sushi boxes from the shelves of the discounters Penny and Aldi Süd. From the consumption of these products with the use-by-date 30. October is strongly discouraged, warned Natsu Food in Neuss and Shisu in Leipzig on Saturday. It cannot be excluded that, in individual cases, black hard plastic can in the salmon salad component. Affected: Ready Sushi […]

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