Physical Activities Can Boost Well-being in People with Mental Disorders

A new study from the University of Vermont in Burlington, US, examined how physical activities could help patients with mental disorders to feel better.Physical Activities Can Boost Well-being in People with Mental Disorders

To confirm their hypothesis, the research team installed gym equipment in the psychiatric inpatient facility which included rowing machines, exercise bikes, and aerobic steps. In total, 100 patients participated in the study.

After training sessions, the participants filled out the questionnaires. The analysis of the collected information showed that 95 percent of participants demonstrated improvements in mood and self-esteem, compared with the questionnaire scores before the sessions.

Prof. David Tomasi, the lead author of the study: “The general attitude of medicine is that you treat the primary problem first, and exercise was never considered to be a life or death treatment option. Now that we know it’s so effective, it can become as fundamental as pharmacological intervention.”

11 Foods to Avoid Vitamin B Deficiency Approved by Science

There are eight different kinds of vitamin B which include thiamine (B1), riboflavin (b2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), biotin (B7), folate (B9), and cobalamin (B12). Among them, only B12 vitamin can be stored by the body for a long time. Others should be received on a regular basis through the diet or taking supplements.11-Foods-to-Avoid-Vitamin-B-Deficiency-Approved-by-Science

Here are the 11 best foods to get group B vitamins naturally:

  1. Eggs are a great source of B7 vitamin.
  2. Sunflower seeds are full of B5.
  3. Nutritional yeast contains B12, B3, B6, and B1.
  4. Salmon is the perfect food to get B3, B12, B6, B2, B1, and B5.
  5. Chicken contains B3 and B6.
  6. Beef has much of B3.
  7. Milk is good for getting B2.
  8. Oysters and other shellfish have high amounts of B12.
  9. Black beans and other legumes should be added to your diet for vitamin B9.
  10. Leafy greens contain enough B9.
  11. Organ meats are packed with a variety of B vitamins such as B2, B5, B3, B6, and B12.

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Lower Risk of Depression

A new study from the Hellenic Open University in Patra, Greece, finds a link between consuming products of the Mediterranean diet and lower risk of depression.Mediterranean Diet Linked to Lower Risk of Depression

For the study, a team of researchers used data received from members of day-care centers for senior people in the East Attica region in Greece. Among the participants, 64 percent moderately adhered to the mentioned diet and 34 percent highly adhered to the diet.

Having analyzed the received data, the scientists found that participants with higher adherence to the Mediterranean-type diets, especially those who ate more vegetables, less poultry, and drank less alcohol, showed a lower probability of developing depression or depression symptoms.

Study authors note in their paper: “Our results support that depression in older adults is common and strongly associated with several risk factors.”

Walking and Strength Exercises Cut the Risk of Death from Liver Disease

Recent research, presented at Digestive Disease Week 2019, finds that various types of physical activity including walking and strength exercises are connected to the reduced risk of dying from cirrhosis.Walking and Strength Exercises Cut the Risk of Death from Liver Disease

For the study, the researchers prospectively followed 68,449 women from the Nurses’ Health Study and 48,748 men from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. None of them had liver disease diagnosis at baseline.

Participants of the study provided data on physical activity, which included type and intensity, every two years from 1986 through 2012. These data allowed researchers to examine the link between physical activity and cirrhosis-associated death.

Lead researcher of the study Tracey Simon, MD and instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, says: “Our findings show that both walking and strength training contribute to substantial reductions in risk of cirrhosis-related death, which is significant because we know very little about modifiable risk factors.”

Scientists Determined How Much Coffee Is Too Much for Your Heart

A new study from the University of South Australia in Adelaide aimed to determine how much coffee would increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease in people with and without the genetic variant.Scientists Determined How Much Coffee Is Too Much for Your Heart

For the study, the researchers analyzed data from 347,077 people aged from 37 to 73 from UK Biobank. The number of those who had a diagnosis of cardiovascular disease was 8,368.

Study co-author Prof. Elina Hyppönen concludes: “In order to maintain a healthy heart and a healthy blood pressure people must limit their coffees to fewer than six cups a day — based on our data six was the tipping point where caffeine started to negatively affect cardiovascular risk.”

Diabetes Drug May Reduce the Risk of Age-Related Degeneration

A new study from the University of Florida suggests that diabetes drug Metformin may reduce the risk of developing age-related degeneration (AMD).diabetes drug reduces risk of age-related degeneration

For the study, a team of researchers analyzed medical records from 1947 patients from the University of Florida health clinic. They were older than 55 years and matched every AMD case. Also, 5841 patients were included as controls.

The authors of the study conclude in their paper: “We found that metformin, but not other medications, was associated with decreased odds of developing AMD. These findings suggest that metformin itself, and not other medications, has an important protective role.”

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