Cruciferous Vegetables May Cut the Risk of Stroke in Elderly Women

Australian study claims that vegetables of the cruciferous group which includes broccoli, cauliflower, kale, turnips, sprouts, bok choi, and greens, can reduce the risk of stroke in elderly women.cruciferous vegetables for elderly women

For the study, a team of researchers from the University of Western Australia in Crawley, distributed food questionnaires to 954 women aged 70 and over. After that, they performed ultrasound tests to measure the thickness of their carotid arteries.

The lead author of the study Dr. Lauren Blekkenhorst says: “This is one of only a few studies that have explored the potential impact of different types of vegetables on measures of subclinical atherosclerosis, the underlying cause of cardiovascular disease. After adjusting for lifestyle, cardiovascular disease risk factors (including medication use) as well as other vegetable types and dietary factors, our results continued to show a protective association between cruciferous vegetables and carotid artery wall thickness.”

Walking Can Help Elderly Adults to Recover Faster from Disability

Senior people who regularly exercise have lower chances to suffer a disability, and even if they do, they normally recover faster according to a new clinical trial.recover faster

The researchers discovered that when sedentary elderly adults started exercising, it restrained their risk of suffering a disability or illness. And those who did develop a physical disability were nearly 30% more likely to recover from it than seniors who remained sedentary.

Patricia Katz, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, said: “And it doesn’t have to be some heavy-duty regimen. You don’t have to join a gym.”

More information about this research here.

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