Sunday, September 03, 2006

Health in the news this week 09-01-06

Well alot of interesting news this week in the field of health. First, a study that confirms that we need more Vitamin K, which I have blogged on many times. Vitamin K removes calcium from soft tissues, where it should not be, and gives it to the bones, where it does belong. Obesity is increasing everywhere, especially in the U.S., the cause Hyperinsulinemia. Two of the oldest people in the world died this week. One ate junk food and one didn't. Genetics is important for longevity, but it's only when there genetics make them control insulin levels and blood sugar properly. Most of us, don't have that luxury. High insulin & glucose levels - The Cause of Many Diseases. And lastly, we learn the importance of drinking teas that contain antioxidants and that caffeinated teas or coffee, do not dehydrate as has been previously been reported.


8/29/2006 - A high daily intake of vitamin K1, found in green leafy vegetables, could reduce the risk of fatal coronary heart disease by 19 per cent, says a new study.
Vitamin K1-rich diet linked to better heart health

9/25/2006 - 31 states showing an increase in obesity. Mississippi continued to lead the way. An estimated 29.5 percent of adults there are considered obese. That's an increase of 1.1 percentage points when compared with last year's report, which is compiled by Trust for America's Health, an advocacy group that promotes increased funding for public health programs.
Waistlines continue to grow in U.S.

The world's oldest person, a 116-year-old Ecuadorean woman who drank donkey milk for health, died on Sunday less than a month before her birthday, her relatives told local newspapers on Monday.
World's oldest person dies at age 116

LOS ANGELES - George Johnson, considered California's oldest living person at 112 and the state's last surviving World War I veteran, had experts shaking their heads over his junk food diet.
Man lives to 112 despite junk-food diet

28/08/2006 - The antioxidant content of tea could mean that drinking three or more cups a day could reduce the risk of a wide range of health problems, ranging from cancer to heart disease, and may even be healthier than water, says a review from Britain.
Do antioxidants make tea healthier than water?

Christopher Wiechert, C.N.C.

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