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Walking daily increases our life expectancy

Low intensity activity increases life expectancy According to the latest research, it is apparently not necessary to go to a gym every day to benefit from the health benefits of exercise on life expectancy. It is already sufficient to perform low-intensity physical activity to significantly increase life expectancy. The current study by the Norwegian School of Sports Sciences in Oslo …

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Brown fat prevents diabetes and obesity

How brown fat protects our body from obesity Brown adipose tissue protects people from developing obesity and diabetes. This shows that fat does not always have to be negative for the human body. Recent research at Rutgers University, New Brunswick has found that brown fat can help protect against obesity and diabetes. The results of the study have been published …

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New inhibitor against cancer metastasis identified

Villigen. Cancer cells can leave the tumor and spread through the lymphatic system to form secondary tumors. Such metastases account for 90 percent of deaths in cancer patients. Researchers from the Swiss Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and the pharmaceutical company Hoffmann-La Roche AG have decrypted the structure of a factor that plays a key role in this. On this basis, …

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Hypertension: Hypertension causes brain damage at an early age

High blood pressure is not only dangerous in old age. Researchers from the UK have come to this new realization. If people between the ages of 30 and 50 have high blood pressure, their risk of developing damaged blood vessels or brain shrinkage increases later. This finding emerged from a study by the University College London Queen's Square Institute of …

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Model for more precise protein structures | heise online

The structure determination of proteins is an important task and plays a role in drug development, for example. However, the two most common methods of X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy often give different results. However, an examination of the differences provided clues as to why these arise and how the structure determination can be specified. This writes Technology …

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Do pushups show my health? How many do you manage?

Pushups can tell a lot about people's overall health – even more than traditional measurements like blood pressure measurement and BMI calculation. At least that's what US researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota say on their website. Stefanos Kales, a professor at Harvard Medical School, has found in an earlier study that the most common cause of death for …

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Do pushups show my health? How many do you manage?

Pushups can tell a lot about people's overall health – even more than traditional measurements like blood pressure measurement and BMI calculation. At least that's what US researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota say on their website. Stefanos Kales, a professor at Harvard Medical School, has found in an earlier study that the most common cause of death for …

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Science: E-cigarettes damage the lungs

Health Author: Sybille Müller Updated: 22.08.2019 © gettyimages.de/vgajic The e-cigarette can be helpful in smoking cessation. But those who think that evaporation is easy on the lung should inform themselves better. Table of contents E-cigarettes have a negative effect on the lungs It has long been proclaimed that e-cigarettes pose no danger to the lungs. The decisive factor for this …

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Hypertension damages the brain in middle age

High blood pressure damages brain health When middle-aged people have high blood pressure this significantly increases the risk of later blood vessel damage and brain shrinkage. The University College London Queen's Square Institute of Neurology's recent study has found that when middle-aged people have high blood pressure, they have a negative impact on the blood vessels and brain. The results …

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E-cigarettes increase the risk of heart disease even at low usage

Damage to the blood vessels caused by e-cigarettes? The use of e-cigarettes produces vapors that impair the function of blood vessels in healthy people. These negative effects have already been observed when people first used e-cigarettes. The University of Pennsylvania's recent study found that vaporizing liquids in e-cigarettes compromised blood vessel function. The results of the study have been published …

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