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Health Benefits of Fasting

Health Benefits of Fasting

I am often asked about diet and eating, and how nutrition and exercise interact to improve both health and performance as we age. One question I have had recently is about fasting, so I thought I would discuss fasting and some of its benefits.

Fasting can be for short periods, such as skipping breakfast or a couple of meals through to a longer fast of a few days. Fasting isn't for everyone but...


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Relationship between body mass and dementia

In the largest study ever to look at relationships between body weight and likelihood of developing dementia, researchers found that being too thin appears to carry the greatest risk.

Among nearly two million people in the U.K. observed over time, those who were underweight had the highest dementia risk in old age, and the risk continued to drop with rising body mass index (BMI) - a measure of we...


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Body Fat Converts to CO2

Body Fat Converts to CO2

You may have read an article in the last week or so about some Sydney researchers reporting on where fat goes when you lose weight.

The researchers from the University of New South Wales stated that despite a worldwide obsession with diets and fitness regimes, many health professionals cannot correctly answer the question of where body fat goes when people lose weight.

According to the scientist...


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Osteoarthritis of the Knees

Osteoarthritis of the Knees

One of the questions I get asked a lot is "will running cause arthritis in my knees?"

I've usually answered by saying "as long as you don't do too much, wear the right shoes, have a good running style and don't carry too much weight, your knees should be okay."

A recent study has confirmed my response that running doesn't lead to osteoarthritis of the knees and showed that it...


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A measure of your health risk

A measure of your health risk

Would you want to know if you were at increased risk of certain health issues?

If you knew your risk of heart disease or cancer was high, would you make changes in your life to reduce your risk?

I've just read an article about genomic testing on the Starts at Sixty site. Here is an excerpt -

*Finding out our medical future is not that far into the future, with researchers saying that we will be...


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