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Many studies show that adopting a Mediterranean-type diet reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases and improves the survival of patients with coronary heart disease.
Lab-grown meat could one day replace meat from livestock farming, but there is still significant progress to be made before this becomes possible.
All the studies unequivocally show that a reduction in environmental damage caused by food production necessarily requires a reduction in the consumption of animal products, in particular those from cattle farming.
The risk of cardiovascular events can be significantly reduced by replacing as much as possible the intake of foods rich in simple sugars and refined flour with plant-based foods containing complex carbohydrates.
Tobacco and e-cigarettes
An avalanche of studies show that regular physical activity is a veritable “universal remedy,” associated with a marked decrease in the risk of chronic diseases and an increase of life expectancy in good health. And the amount of exercise required to enjoy these benefits is much lower than we might think.
A study of a group of older people reports that simply spending more time standing, without necessarily moving, is associated with a reduced risk of premature death.
Regular exercise does not protect against acute respiratory infections according to a systematic review of studies published to date, but it is associated with a decrease in the severity of symptoms.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease by 80%, a much better protection than that offered by medication.
Tobacco and e-cigarettes
Despite the considerable progress made in the fight against tobacco, smoking remains one of the main causes of premature death in our society. An increasing number of studies indicate that e-cigarettes could become a weapon of choice against the ravages associated with tobacco use.
A randomized clinical study shows that blood vessel function is significantly improved only 1 month after the transition from tobacco to electronic cigarettes.
Despite the sensationalist headlines of recent years, the rise in the number of vapers is not associated with a resurgence of youth smoking. On the contrary, the proportion of young smokers is steadily falling and has reached a historic low in 2018.
A randomized clinical trial reports that e-cigarettes are twice as effective as nicotine substitutes for quitting.
From British Columbia to the island of Evia, wildfires are increasingly part of the global landscape. The health impacts of these blazes on global health are unequivocal. Here is an overview of a natural phenomenon exacerbated by climate change.
Cold temperatures have marked effects on the cardiovascular system and are associated with an increase in cardiac symptoms, such as angina and arrhythmias, as well as an increased incidence of myocardial infarction.
Houseplants may provide mental and physiological health benefits based on research evidence.
People who work a lot (more than 55 hours a week) are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, especially stroke.
Blue Zones are areas of the world where the longevity of the inhabitants is well above average. The inhabitants of these regions have a lifestyle that has several common characteristics that contribute to their longevity.
Updated May 22, 2018 In animals, detecting a threat (smell of smoke, sight of a predator, sound of a gunshot) by the sensory organs (nose, eyes, ears) triggers a maximum alert in the brain that will initiate a series of extremely complex processes called the...
One study reports that young adults with high blood cholesterol levels are much more likely to be affected by cardiovascular disease later in life.