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Disease Prevention tips on ‘The Dr. Oz Show’

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(Best Syndication News) - Dr. Oz hosted a special ‘Prevention Power Hour’ on his TV show today and said it is never too late to prevent disease. By changing how you do things you can reduce your risk of developing heart disease by up to 80 percent, cancer up to 60 percent, and type 2 diabetes up to 90 percent, he explained. Two doctors join him on the show to explain simple lifestyle changes that can prevent diseases. Later on, Dr. Oz had Health Magazine editor, Frances Largeman-Roth, RD, shared some unique household products that can offer health prevention - all for under $10.

Donald Hensrund, Md, chair Preventive Medicine at the Mayo Clinic and said that preventive medicine, helps people make lifestyle changes to feel better now and live longer.

Exercise improves Memory and Brain Function

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(Best Syndication News) - Researchers reviewed over one hundred studies on exercise and the effect it has on the brain. They concluded that aerobic and strength-training exercises are important for preserving brain and cognitive health. The “Exercise, Brain and Cognition Across the Lifespan” report is published in the online edition of the Journal of Applied Physiology.

Michelle W. Voss, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her colleagues reviewed 111 current animal and human studies to highlight the brain function benefits from aerobic exercise and strength training workouts for humans at all ages.

Stroke risk reduced by being Optimistic

Stroke risk reduced by being Optimistic

(Best Syndication News) - Having a positive and optimistic outlook on life could reduce your chances of having a stroke. This was according to a new study that was published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.

The study involved 6,044 participants over the age of 50. Each participant had their optimism levels rated with a 16-point scale. The researchers found that for each point increase on the scale of optimism, there was a 9 percent reduction in acute stroke risk during a two-year period.

According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the number three way for people die in the United States.

Eric Kim, study lead author and a clinical psychology doctoral student at the University of Michigan, said that people who have a positive outlook might also do things to encourage good health.

Deepak Chopra shares How to Meditate to Lose Weight and Anti-Aging Tips on ‘The Dr. Oz Show’

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(Best Syndication News) - Alternative health author Deepak Chopra was on today’s ‘The Dr. Oz Show’. Chopra shares some tips that will reverse aging and demonstrated how to meditate to lose weight. Chopra is unique because he brings together ancient Indian medicine and modern western medicine. Deepak Chopra is author to almost 60 books. His newest book is called ‘The Soul of Leadership: Unlocking Your Potential for Greatness.’

Chopra explained that higher thoughts could affect your health and influence your emotions and biology. By doing certain things, you could potentially rewire your brain he added. People can slow down aging and actually reverse the process. In four months, you can turn on the good genes and turn of the bad ones he says.

Omega-3 found in Fish Oil could help Young Adults relieve Anxiety and Inflammation

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(Best Syndication News) A recent study found taking fish oil supplements reduced inflammation and anxiety in healthy young adults. The researchers from Ohio State University published their study results in the journal Brain.

The study involved 68 medical students in their first or second year at the University. They divided the participants into six groups. Half of the participants were given an omega-3 fish oil supplement that was around 4 -5 times more fatty acids than eating one serving of salmon. The other half received a placebo pill.

The researchers had the participants check in at six assessments. The participants got blood samples taken each time and took psychological surveys to assess for stress, anxiety, and depression. The participants also completed a questionnaire each time telling what they ate during the last few weeks.

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