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Ten Portions Daily Of Fruits And Veggies Needed For Health

Ten Portions Daily Of Fruits And Veggies Needed For Health

It also included 43,000 cases of heart disease, 47,000 cases of stroke, 81,000 cases of cardiovascular disease, 112,000 cases of cancer and 94,000 deaths. According to the researchers, at 80 grams per serving, this is the equivalent of one small piece of fruit like an apple or a banana. Dr Aune said that several potential mechanisms could explain why fruit and vegetables have such profound health benefits: "Fruit and vegetables have been shown to reduce cholesterol levels, blood pressure, ...


Excessive Sleep Is a Sign of Dementia; Here Are Other Symptoms

Excessive Sleep Is a Sign of Dementia; Here Are Other Symptoms

A change in sleep patterns is a red flag for Alzheimer's as it shows the brain, which controls wakefulness, has suffered damage, reports DailyMail . "Older persons recently reporting becoming excessive sleepers who also complain of problems with thinking or memory may warrant assessment and monitoring", Pase said.


Straight Women Getting Less Pleasure in the Bedroom

Straight Women Getting Less Pleasure in the Bedroom

The team analyze data from an online survey, which gathered the responses of over 52,000 individuals from ages 18 to 65 and were in a relationship with a person. " Many women are dissatisfied with their appearance and weight, are less satisfied with their appearance than men and are more likely than men to be self-conscious about their bodies during sex".


Study Finds Intelligent Teens Are More Likely to Use Cannabis

Study Finds Intelligent Teens Are More Likely to Use Cannabis

Researchers also suggested the possibility that intelligent young people are more honest when asked about substance use and that more able teens often have older friends, who in turn have greater access to cannabis. And they were more likely to say they drank alcohol during this period. As they enter their teens, the brightest students are less likely to smoke cigarettes but more likely to drink alcohol and use cannabis than less academically clever kids, reveals a British study of 6,000 ...



Long-term heavy drinking bad for arteries

New research suggests heavy drinking may cause arterial stiffness in men. Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide, contributing to almost one-third of deaths, researchers said. The UK study defined consistent long-term heavy drinking as equivalent to drinking one serving of alcoholic spirit, half a pint of beer or half a glass of wine per week.



Medical marijuana given green light in South Africa

Now, the MCC has indicated that it will soon be publishing guidelines on the production of medical cannabis for public consideration. "For us, this is a step in the right direction", Singh told the Huffington Post South Africa on Monday. Singh said the hemp industry was interested in getting the strain of cannabis used for hemp legalised as well - you can't get high on that strain - so it can be grown locally instead of imported.