Is Your Heart, or Smoking, Affecting Your Memory?

…functioning, and overall cognitive abilities. What they found is that: * Smoking had the largest impact on cognitive abilities. * A high body mass index (BMI) negatively affected memory-related tasks. * High blood pressure impaired cognitive performance and memory—but the decline was greater after eight…

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Belly Fat Increases Cardiac Risk Factors

…a new study shows that being slim with belly fat ups your heart attack risk factors more than obesity. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic looked at the BMI (body mass index) and waist-to-hip ratio of 12,785 adults, with a mean age of 44 years old. They followed up with those participants over a 14 year period…

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Osteoporosis 101

…before 45), having amenorrhea, or postmenopausal estrogen deficiency. * Build: being petite and slender; low body weight, especially body mass index (BMI) * Nutrition: Excessive intake of protein, caffeine (>400mg/day); inadequate vitamin D and calcium intake. * Lifestyle: too little exercise, smoking…

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