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    Sunday, August 10, 2014

    POTASSIUM BICARBONATE

    Potassium bicarbonate reduced my blood pressure by about 20 points to 121/72 mm Hg

    Potassium bicarbonate reduced my blood pressure by about 20 points from roughly 140/70-something to 121/72 mm Hg.
    Potassium chloride is the more commonly-recommended form, however, the research suggests to me that potassium bicarbonate is superior to potassium chloride for many reasons. Here's why.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Aug 10, 2014 9:55 am | [0] comments

    Monday, July 28, 2014

    POTASSIUM

    Institute of Medicine recommends getting at least 4700 mg of potassium per day

    "Adults should consume at least 4.7 grams [4700 mg] of potassium per day to lower blood pressure, blunt the effects of salt, and reduce the risk of kidney stones and bone loss," according to the Institute of Medicine.
    However, most Americans only get about half this much.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jul 28, 2014 8:12 am | [0] comments

    Sunday, July 27, 2014

    POTASSIUM

    Potassium-enriched salt reduces cardiovascular mortality in elderly men by 41%

    Potassium-enriched salt reduced the risk of dying from cardiovascular-related causes in elderly men by 41% over 2.5 years according to a study from Taiwan.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Jul 27, 2014 11:41 am | [0] comments

    KIDNEY STONES

    Potassium Citrate reduces kidney stones 12-fold

    A supplement of potassium citrate reduced formation of kidney stones 12-fold over the next 3 years from an average of 1.2 kidney stones per year to 0.1 kidney stones per year according to a 1993 study.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Jul 27, 2014 10:15 am | [0] comments

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    NUTS REDUCE RISK OF DEATH

    One ounce of nuts per day reduces total risk of death by 17% over next 4 to 30 years

    One serving of nuts per day—one ounce or 28 grams—reduces the total risk of death by 17% over the next 4 to 30 years according to an meta-analysis of 18 studies that looked at nut consumption.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 18, 2014 12:33 pm | [0] comments

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    SEVERE OBESITY & LOST YEARS OF LIFE

    Body mass index (BMI) of 40-44.9 is associated 6.5 years of lost life

    People with a body mass index (BMI) of 40-44.9 is associated with 6.5 years of lost life compared to people of normal weight with a BMI of 18.5-24.9 according to an analysis of 20 studies from the United States, Sweden, and Australia.

    A BMI Table for adults can be found here.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 10:49 am | [0] comments

    SEVERE OBESITY & LOST YEARS OF LIFE

    Body mass index (BMI) of 45-49.9 is associated 8.9 years of lost life

    People with a body mass index (BMI) of 45-49.9 is associated with 8.9 years of lost life compared to people of normal weight with a BMI of 18.5-24.9 according to an analysis of 20 studies from the United States, Sweden, and Australia.

    A BMI Table for adults can be found here.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 10:40 am | [0] comments

    SEVERE OBESITY & LOST YEARS OF LIFE

    Body mass index (BMI) of 50-54.9 is associated 9.8 years of lost life

    People with a body mass index (BMI) of 50-54.9 is associated with 9.8 years of lost life compared to people of normal weight with a BMI of 18.5-24.9 according to an analysis of 20 studies from the United States, Sweden, and Australia.

    A BMI Table for adults can be found here.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 10:30 am | [0] comments

    SEVERE OBESITY & LOST YEARS OF LIFE

    Body mass index (BMI) of 55-59.9 is associated 13.7 years of lost life

    People with a body mass index (BMI) of 55-59.9 is associated with 13.7 years of lost life compared to people of normal weight with a BMI of 18.5-24.9 according to an analysis of 20 studies from the United States, Sweden, and Australia.

    A BMI Table for adults can be found here.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 10:20 am | [0] comments

    SEVERE OBESITY

    Body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater affects 6% of US adults

    Class III obesity, that is having a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more, affects 6% of US adults according to an analysis of 20 studies from the United States, Sweden, and Australia.

    A BMI Table for adults can be found here.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 10:10 am | [0] comments

    Wednesday, July 09, 2014

    EXERCISE & HEART DISEASE

    People who exercise vigorously are 88% less likely to die from heart disease over the next 15 years

    People who engage in vigorous recreational physical activity—exercise which made them breath harder or puff or pant—are 84% less likely to suffer cardiovascular disease (CVD) and are 88% less likely to die from coronary heart disease over the next 15 years compared to people who engage in a low amount of recreational physical activity—exercise which did not cause them to breath harder—according to a recent study from Australia.

    After adjusting for the Framingham Risk Score (measures of blood pressure, cholesterol, etc) and central obesity (belly fat), people who engage in vigorous recreational physical activity were 65% less likely to have died from cardiovascular disease than people with a low level of activity.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jul 09, 2014 12:07 pm | [0] comments

    Friday, July 04, 2014

    EVERY OTHER DAY MODIFIED FAST

    Limiting intake to 500 calories every other day caused weight loss of 12.3 lbs in 2 months

    Having obese people limit their calorie intake to 500 calories every other day, which is 25% of their calorie needs, and allowing them to eat as much as they wanted to on the other days, caused them to lose an average of 12.3 lbs in 2 months, reducing their body weight by 5.8%, dropping from an average of 213 lbs to 201 lbs, according to a study by Krista Varady, PhD from the University of Illinois in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

    Nearly all of the weight loss—11.9 lbs of the 12.3 lbs weight loss—was body fat.

    Krista Varady, PhD has noted that their research has found that eating 25% of calories every other day (roughly 500 calories every other day) works BETTER than eating 0% of calories—eating NO calories on the “fasting” day—and better than eating 50% or 75% of calories every other day.

    They have found that compliance with this type of diet—limiting intake to 500 calories per day (25% of your calorie needs)—is MUCH higher than when people are told to eat NO calories on the “fasting” day.

    They have also found that eating 500 calories every other day causes most of the weight loss to be fat, and preserves muscle.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 04, 2014 12:02 pm | [0] comments

    Saturday, June 21, 2014

    WATER & HEART DISEASE

    Men who drank 3-4 glasses of water per day were 35% less likely to have a fatal heart attack

    Men who drank 3-4 glasses of water per day were 35% less likely to have a fatal heart attack during the 6-year follow-up compared to men who drank less than 2 glasses per day according to The Adventist Health Study.

    The reason for this may be that drinking more water reduces blood viscosity—reduces the thickness of the blood—as noted in this paper.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Jun 21, 2014 1:50 pm | [0] comments

    WATER & HEART DISEASE

    Men who drank 5 or more glasses of water per day were 54% less likely to have a fatal heart attack

    Men who drank 5 or more glasses of water per day were 54% less likely to have a fatal heart attack during the 6-year follow-up compared to men who drank less than 2 glasses per day according to the The Adventist Health Study.

    The reason for this may be that drinking more water reduces blood viscosity—reduces the thickness of the blood—as noted in this paper.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Jun 21, 2014 1:40 pm | [0] comments

    WATER & HEART DISEASE

    Women who drank 3-4 glasses of water per day were 46% less likely to have a fatal heart attack

    Women who drank 3-4 glasses of water per day were 46% less likely to have a fatal heart attack during the 6-year follow-up compared to women who drank less than 2 glasses per day according to the The Adventist Health Study.

    The reason for this may be that drinking more water reduces blood viscosity—reduces the thickness of the blood—as noted in this paper.

    Women who drank 5 or more glasses of fluids other than water per day were 2.47 times MORE likely to have a fatal heart attack.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Jun 21, 2014 1:30 pm | [0] comments

    WATER & HEART DISEASE

    Women who drank 5 or more glasses of water per day were 41% less likely to have a fatal heart attack

    Women who drank 5 or more glasses of water per day were 41% less likely to have a fatal heart attack during the 6-year follow-up compared to women who drank less than 2 glasses per day according to the The Adventist Health Study.

    The reason for this may be that drinking more water reduces blood viscosity—reduces the thickness of the blood—as noted in this paper.

    Women who drank 5 or more glasses of fluids other than water per day were 2.47 times MORE likely to have a fatal heart attack.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Jun 21, 2014 1:20 pm | [0] comments

    Thursday, June 19, 2014

    VEGETARIANS

    Vegetarian men weigh 17 lbs less than non-vegetarian men

    Vegetarian men weigh approximately 17 lbs less than non-vegetarian men, and average of 150 lbs versus 167 lbs with a body mass index (BMI) of 22.6 versus 24.7, according to data from 36 studies.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 19, 2014 1:11 pm | [0] comments

    VEGETARIANS

    Vegetarian women weigh 7 lbs less than non-vegetarian women

    Vegetarian women weigh approximately 7 lbs less than non-vegetarian women and average of 150 lbs versus 167 lbs with a body mass index (BMI) of 23.6 versus 25.4, according to data from 36 studies.



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    Saturday, June 14, 2014

    GLOBAL OBESITY

    Worldwide, men who are overweight or obese increased from 28.8% in 1980 to 36.9% in 2013

    Worldwide the proportion of adult men with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 kg/m2 or greater, meaning that they are overweight or obese, increased from 28.8% in 1980 to 36.9% in 2013 according to a new report on global obesity.



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    GLOBAL OBESITY

    Worldwide, women who are overweight or obese increased from 29.8% in 1980 to 38% in 2013

    Worldwide the proportion of adult women with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 kg/m2 or greater, meaning that they are overweight or obese, increased from 29.8 in 1980 to 38.0% in 2013 according to a new report on global obesity.



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    GLOBAL OBESITY

    Overweight and obesity in boys in developed countries increased from 16.9% in 1980 to 23.8% in 2013

    The prevalence of overweight and obesity increased in children and adolescents in developed countries from 16.9% in 1980 to 23.8% in 2013 for boys according to a new report on global obesity.



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    GLOBAL OBESITY

    Overweight and obesity in girls in developed countries increased from 16.2% in 1980 to 22.6% in 2013

    The prevalence of overweight and obesity increased in children and adolescents in developed countries from 16.2% in 1980 to 22.6% in 2013 for girls according to a new report on global obesity.



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    GLOBAL OBESITY

    Overweight and obesity in boys in developing countries increased from 8.1% in 1980 to 12.9% in 2013

    The prevalence of overweight and obesity increased in children and adolescents in developing countries from 8.1% in 1980 to 12.9% in 2013 for boys according to a new report on global obesity.



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    GLOBAL OBESITY

    Overweight and obesity in girls in developing countries increased from 8.4% in 1980 to 13.4% in 2013

    The prevalence of overweight and obesity increased in children and adolescents in developing countries from 8.4% in 1980 to 13.4% in 2013 for girls according to a new report on global obesity.



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    GLOBAL OBESITY

    Worldwide, overweight and obesity causes 3.4 million deaths yearly and 4% of years of life lost

    In 2010 it was estimated that worldwide, overweight and obesity causes 3.4 million deaths yearly and is responsible for 4% of years of life lost as noted in a new report on global obesity.



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    GLOBAL OBESITY

    Worldwide, overweight and obesity causes 3.4 million deaths yearly and 4% of years of life lost

    In 2010 it was estimated that worldwide, overweight and obesity causes 3.4 million deaths yearly and is responsible for 4% of years of life lost as noted in a new report on global obesity.



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    GLOBAL OBESITY

    Worldwide, overweight and obesity increased from 857 million in 1980 to 2.1 billion in 2013

    The number of overweight and obese individuals worldwide increased from 857 million in 1980 to 2.1 billion in 2013 according to a new report on global obesity.



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    Thursday, June 12, 2014

    EVERY OTHER DAY MODIFIED FAST

    Limiting intake to 500 calories every other day caused weight loss of 11.4 lbs in 3 months

    Having people limit their calorie intake to 500 calories every other day, which is 25% of their calorie needs, and allowing them to eat as much as they wanted to on the other days, caused them to lose an average of 11.4 lbs in 3 months, dropping from an average of 169 lbs to 158 lbs, according to a study by Krista Varady, PhD from the University of Illinois in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

    Krista Varady, PhD has noted that their research has found that eating 25% of calories every other day (roughly 500 calories every other day) works BETTER than eating 0% of calories—eating NO calories on the “fasting” day—and better than eating 50% or 75% of calories every other day.

    They have found that compliance with this type of diet—limiting intake to 500 calories per day (25% of your calorie needs)—is MUCH higher than when people are told to eat NO calories on the “fasting” day.

    They have also found that eating 500 calories every other day causes most of the weight loss to be fat, and preserves muscle.



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    EVERY OTHER DAY MODIFIED FAST

    Limiting intake to 500 calories every other day caused weight loss of 5-6% in 2-3 months

    Having people limit their calorie intake to 500 calories every other day, which is 25% of their calorie needs, and allowing them to eat as much as they wanted to on the other days, causes an average weight loss of 5-6% of body weight in obese people (BMI 30-39) in 2-3 months according to three studies done by Krista Varady, PhD from the University of Illinois in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

    Krista Varady, PhD has noted that their research has found that eating 25% of calories every other day (roughly 500 calories every other day) works BETTER than eating 0% of calories—eating NO calories on the “fasting” day—and better than eating 50% or 75% of calories every other day.

    They have found that compliance with this type of diet—limiting intake to 500 calories per day (25% of your calorie needs)—is MUCH higher than when people are told to eat NO calories on the “fasting” day.

    They have also found that eating 500 calories every other day causes most of the weight loss to be fat, and preserves muscle.



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    EVERY OTHER DAY MODIFIED FAST

    Limiting intake to 500 calories every other day reduced blood pressure from 124/78 to 117/72 mm Hg

    Having people limit their calorie intake to 500 calories every other day, which is 25% of their calorie needs, and allowing them to eat as much as they wanted to on the other days, causes an average weight loss of 5-6% of body weight in 2-3 months according to studies done by Krista Varady, PhD from the University of Illinois in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

    Blood pressure fell by 7 points, falling from 124/78 to 117/72 mm Hg.



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    EVERY OTHER DAY MODIFIED FAST

    Limiting intake to 500 calories every other day: mild headache in 2 people, constipation in one

    Having people limit their calorie intake to 500 calories every other day, which is 25% of their calorie needs, and allowing them to eat as much as they wanted to on the other days, causes an average weight loss of 5-6% of body weight in 2-3 months according to studies done by Krista Varady, PhD from the University of Illinois in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

    “A couple of adverse events were reported during the study,” the paper notes.

    “Two subjects experienced mild headaches during week 1 of the trial, which may or may not be related to dietary treatment.

    “One other subject reported constipation during week 1 and 2 of the trial. The subject was advised to consume more fruits and vegetables on feed days, and the constipation subsided by week 3 of the dietary intervention period.”



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    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

    DRUG-INDUCED SIDE EFFECTS

    Drug-induced side effects: Deadly Medicines & Organised Crime by Prof. Peter Gøtzsche, MD

    I am going to read a section from this wonderful book Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare by Prof. Peter Gøtzsche, MD.

    The section is about drug-induced side effects in the elderly which doctors are often BLIND to.

    The reason that I am telling this story is that the SAME THING happened to my mother.

    My mother suffered from drug-induced side effects for 40 years, and tragically for the last 3.5 years of her life, and yet my mother’s doctors were blind to this.



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    DRUG STUDIES

    I no longer believe drug studies or drug researchers paid by drug companies

    I no longer believe drug studies or drug researchers paid by the drug companies.

    I know what they are all going to say.

    They are all going to say, “These drugs are safe and effective and more people should use them.”

    This is because the ONLY people the drug companies will hire are those people who will say these things and will help them to sell more drugs.

    They will NEVER hire anyone who says anything else.

    Therefore, I no longer believe drug studies or drug researchers paid by the drug companies.



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    Friday, May 02, 2014

    PROTEIN INTAKE & MORTALITY

    High-protein diet associated with 1.7-fold greater risk of dying over the next 18 yrs in those 50-65

    People 50- to 65-years old who consumed a high-protein diet, defined as consuming 20% or more of calories from protein, were 1.73 times more likely to die over the next 18 years than people who consumed a low-protein diet, defined as consuming less than 10% of calories from protein, according to a study from researchers at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, USA.

    “None of these associations was significantly affected by controlling for percent calories from total fat or for percent calories from total carbohydrates,” the paper notes.

    “However, when the percent calories from animal protein was controlled for, the association between total protein and all-cause or cancer mortality was eliminated or significantly reduced, respectively, suggesting animal proteins are responsible for a significant portion of these relationships.”



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    PROTEIN INTAKE & MORTALITY

    High-protein diet associated with 4.3-fold greater risk of cancer death over 18 yrs in those 50-65

    People 50- to 65-years old who consumed a high-protein diet, defined as consuming 20% or more of calories from protein, were 4.3 times more likely to die from cancer over the next 18 years than people who consumed a low-protein diet, defined as consuming less than 10% of calories from protein, according to a study from researchers at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, USA.

    “None of these associations was significantly affected by controlling for percent calories from total fat or for percent calories from total carbohydrates,” the paper notes.

    “However, when the percent calories from animal protein was controlled for, the association between total protein and all-cause or cancer mortality was eliminated or significantly reduced, respectively, suggesting animal proteins are responsible for a significant portion of these relationships.”



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    PROTEIN INTAKE & CANCER

    Moderate-protein diet associated w/ 3.1-fold greater risk of cancer death over 18 yrs in those 50-65

    People 50- to 65-years old who consumed a moderate-protein diet, defined as consuming 10-19% or more of calories from protein, were 3.1 times more likely to die from cancer over the next 18 years than people who consumed a low-protein diet, defined as consuming less than 10% of calories from protein, according to a study from researchers at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, USA.

    This increased risk of dying from cancer was not accounted for by either percent of calories from fat or carbohydrates, but was marginally reduced when controlling for percent calories from animal protein to a 2.7 times greater risk.

    “Taken together, these results indicate that respondents ages 50–65 consuming moderate to high levels of animal protein display a major increase in the risks for overall and cancer mortality; however, the risks may be somewhat decreased if protein does not come from an animal source,” the paper notes.



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    PROTEIN INTAKE & MORTALITY

    High-protein diet associated with 28% lower risk of dying over the next 18 yrs in those 66 and older

    People 66-years and older who consumed a high-protein diet, defined as consuming 20% or more of calories from protein, were 28% less likely to die over the next 18 years than people who consumed a low-protein diet, defined as consuming less than 10% of calories from protein, according to a study from researchers at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, USA.

    “[T]his was not affected by percent calories from fat, from carbohydrates, or from animal protein,” the paper notes.

    In other words, a high-protein diet INCREASED the risk of dying prematurely in people 50-65 years-old, but REDUCED the risk of dying prematurely in those 66-years-old and older.



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    PROTEIN INTAKE & MORTALITY

    Moderate-protein diet associated with 21% lower risk of dying over the next 18 yrs in those 66+

    People 66-years and older who consumed a moderate-protein diet, defined as consuming 10-19% or more of calories from protein, were 21% less likely to die over the next 18 years than people who consumed a low-protein diet, defined as consuming less than 10% of calories from protein, according to a study from researchers at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, USA.

    “[T]his was not affected by percent calories from fat, from carbohydrates, or from animal protein,” the paper notes.

    In other words, a moderate- to high-protein diet INCREASED the risk of dying prematurely in people 50-65 years-old, but REDUCED the risk of dying prematurely in those 66-years-old and older.



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    PROTEIN INTAKE & MORTALITY

    High-protein diet associated with 60% lower risk of cancer death over the next 18 yrs in those 66+

    People 66-years and older who consumed a high-protein diet, defined as consuming 20% or more of calories from protein, were 60% less likely to die from cancer over the next 18 years than people who consumed a low-protein diet, defined as consuming less than 10% of calories from protein, according to a study from researchers at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, USA.

    In other words, a moderate- to high-protein diet INCREASED the risk of dying prematurely from cancer in people 50-65 years-old, but REDUCED the risk of dying prematurely from cancer in those 66-years-old and older.



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    Thursday, May 01, 2014

    WALKING & STROKE

    Men who walk 1-2 hours per day had a 37% lower risk of stroke than those walking 25 minutes or less

    Men who walked 1-2 hours per day (8-14 hours per week) had a 37% lower risk of stroke during an 11 year follow-up than men who walked 0-25 minutes per day (0-3 hours per week) according to a study from the United Kingdom.



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