Dietary Fiber May Help Reduce Risk of Death in Older Americans

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We are not getting enough fiber in our diets. The "Standard American Diet" (SAD) is not a fiber-rich diet. Yet, a new study concludes that dietary fiber is beneficial, especially to older Americans. Dietary Fiber Intake and Mortality in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study In an article in the Archives of Internal Medicine, the conclusion of the study said, "Dietary fiber may reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular, infectious, and respiratory diseases. Making fiber-rich food choices more often may provide significant health benefits." Dietary Fiber: Study's Findings Suggest High Fiber Diets May Increase Lifespan "Dietary fiber, particularly those from whole grains, has been shown by a recent study published online in the Archives of Internal Medicine and reported by Webmd.com, to help reduce the risk of deaths caused…
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Exercise Boosts Memory!

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There are many benefits to exercise. Weight loss. Building muscle mass. Heart health. But, brain health as well? Yes, a study indicates that regular, consistent walking can increase your memory! Aerobic Exercise Boosts Memory "A year of moderate exercise doesn’t just bulk up muscles—it beefs up the brain, too, a new study finds. A memory center in the brain called the hippocampus shrinks a little bit each year with age, but older adults who walked routinely for a year actually gained hippocampus volume, researchers report in a study to appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “I think it’s a very exciting contribution to see that walking at a fairly vigorous rate will actually affect a key structure of the brain,” says neuroscientist Carl Cotman of the…
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