Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Many are unsure about when or how to use inhalers, which reduces their effectiveness and can be a health risk.
The level of public confusion came to light as a result of the new Boots Asthma Inhaler Check, part of the High Street chemist's NHS-funded Medicines Check-Up scheme launched last summer. The free nationwide service is designed to help patients use long-term prescription drugs properly.
During a 15-minute in-store check, a pharmacist helps with inhaler technique and reviews whether the right drug has been prescribed to suit individual needs. Patients are also offered help in identifying triggers that make their asthma worse.
More than five million individuals in the UK receive treatment for asthma. Boots pharmacist Angela Chalmers says: 'When a patient is diagnosed, there is a lot of information to take in, which can be misunderstood or forgotten. We have found that nine out of ten patients are not using their inhaler properly.'
Asthma causes the airways in the lungs to become inflamed and swollen, often as a reaction to certain irritants. Common triggers include dust mites, animal fur, pollen, tobacco smoke and cold air. Symptoms include wheezing, coughing and tightness in the chest.
Inhalers used to treat asthma fall broadly into two categories - reliever medicines that are used during an attack and regular preventative therapy to stop attacks from happening. A second regular inhaler may be given to those with severe asthma.
'We found patients either breathe in too fast or not strongly enough,' explains Chalmers. 'If individuals can't alter their technique, we can speak to their GP about finding a different medicine.'
A study at Belfast City Hospital published last month revealed 35 per cent of asthmatics used half or less of their prescribed medication, and 21 per cent used more than prescribed.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Why do pets eat grass? It may be normal, some pets seem to like the taste of grass. They not be feeling well and eat grass to vomit. Or they may vomit after eating grass. There are many theories about pets and grass, but if your pet exhibits an odd appetite (eating non-food items regularly, called pica), or regular vomiting, please contact your vet as soon as possible.
Grass is also part of a carnivore's diet -- usually consumed when they feed on smaller prey and consume the entire animal; including grassy stomach contents.
Most dogs do best with 2 or more small feedings a day rather than one large feeding. Cats optimally would feed several small meals throughout the day. Ideally, for both dogs and cats, food should be available at all times. This aids in weight control (food is no longer a "big deal" and helps maintain digestive health. This is not possible in many situations and busy lifestyles, but if possible, my preferred way to feed pets.
A commercial diet or well-prepared home diet should not be lacking in essential nutrients. If they have an empty stomach, bile may reflux (flow back up in to the stomach from the intestine) and this is irritating. This can cause vomiting of clear, yellow fluid.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Now experts say that a balanced diet and lots of sunscreen are far more important in keeping wrinkles at bay.
The finding will come as a relief to those who have found the drinking regime something of an ordeal.
The widely-held belief that we need eight cups of water a day to keep the skin and body healthy was investigated by the British Nutrition Foundation.
Its 'Food for the Skin' review concluded there is no firm evidence to back up the theory.
Or, as the BNF put it: 'There currently appears to be very little scientific evidence relating to the effects of water consumption on skin hydration, and whether drinking more or less water actually has any impact on skin appearance.'
Researcher Heather Yuregir said: 'Drinking water for the sake of drinking water really has no effect on improving the appearance of skin.'
But diet and sun exposure really do affect complexion, she said.
Vitamins A, B, C and E, contained in a range of fruit and vegetables, help keep the skin elastic, protect it from age-related damage and help with the growth of new skin.
Not eating enough of them can cause problems such as scurvy and dry, scaly skin.
Mrs Yuregir, a nutrition scientist, said: 'The common belief that drinking plenty of water is required for healthy skin appearance is actually not backed up by scientific evidence.
'Fruit and veg can keep your skin functioning as it should and keep it looking healthy.
'And sun cream is recommended to prevent the signs of ageing because the majority of signs of ageing that appear on the skin are caused by sun damage.'
The BNF review follows research published last year which concluded that drinking water does not help slimmers lose weight.
The weight and waist size of more than 1,000 young women was compared with the amount of water they consumed each day - both from drinks and food.
The Japanese study found no link between water in drinks, including water itself, tea, coffee, soft drinks and fruit juices, and body shape.
But foods rich in water, such as fruit, vegetables, soups and casseroles, appeared to help in the battle of the bulge.
This may be because water-rich foods are also high in fibre, making people feel full faster and stopping them from over-eating.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Transcendental meditation techniques that were all the rage during the Summer of Love can halve the rate of heart attacks and strokes in patients with cardiovascular disease.
The relaxation therapy - whose advocates include former Beatles as well as film directors Clint Eastwood and David Lynch - also dramatically cut premature deaths in a nine-year study.
The study involved 201 African-American men and women with an average age of 59 who suffered from narrowing of arteries in their hearts.
Those in the first group were asked to spend at least 20 minutes twice a day meditating while sitting with their eyes closed.
Heart attacks, strokes,and deaths fell by 47 per cent in the meditation group.
Dr Robert Schneider, of the Maharishi University of Management in Iowa, said: 'This is the first controlled clinical trial to show that long-term practice of this particular stress reduction programme reduces the incidence of clinical cardiovascular events, that is heart attacks, strokes and mortality.'
Friday, November 20, 2009
First of all if your movie stopped after 72 minutes copy the url. Than go to your cable/dsl modem and unplug it from the power as well as router if you have one for about 2 minute. First plug in the cable/dsl modem back and wait until sync, after that plug in the router.
This will change your IP address, open new browser paste the url and than just click on the bar in MegaVideo to about 1 hour (depends on how long the video is long.)
If you found the video you want to watch hit PAUSE button, wait until full movie finish buffering. Go to File>Work Offline on your browser (this is for firefox, see tools etc for safari and IE) , hit play and watch the video , after you are done watching don’t forget to go back to “Work Offline” make sure is unchecked.
Piranhas have just about the same reputation as great white sharks, in that they are man eaters and the Hollywood movie scene loves to show their worst side whenver is appropriate. Their amazing apetite for meat is what originally gave them the bad repuation. There are many piranha fish facts that you would find extremely interesting. While many humans fear these fish, there are thousands of natives that swim in the same bodies of water with these fish and go unharmed.
Piranhas generally pose little threat to humans, and attacks on humans are extremely rare. Natives frequently swim in piranha infested water without attacks or scratches. It is not recommended to swim where piranha live in drought season because of increased aggressiveness caused by food scarcity. Piranha fish also have the same sensory system that enables sharks to detect blood in miniscule amounts, so it is believed that swimming with an open cut may enhance the chance of an attack.
Stories about schools of piranhas turning horses or people into skeletons within seconds are the result of numerous re-tellings and exaggerations over the years. While piranha schools can reach over a thousand in count, and bites do happen, there are no documented reports of someone being killed in a piranha attack. There are, however, documented cases of people dying from other causes and then being consumed by piranha (they just happened to be the scavenger that got there first).
The piranha is a type of freshwater fish found in the rivers of the South American jungles. The piranha can be found in nearly every country in South America and the piranha have been appearing more recently in the south of the USA.
The piranha fish has a single row of razor-sharp teeth with the piranha being most commonly known for their taste for blood. The piranha feeds on fish, mammals and birds alike, with the wholes group of piranhas feeding together in a slight frenzy.
Despite the carnivorous nature of the piranha, the piranha is actually an omnivore and will eat almost anything that it can find. Piranhas mainly feed on fish, snails, insects and aquatic plants occasionally eating larger mammals and birds that fall into the water.
Despite it's feared nature, the piranha actually has a number of predators in the wild, including humans that hunt the piranha for food. Piranhas are preyed upon by large predators such as river dolphins (known as botos), crocodiles, turtles, birds and larger fish.
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Thursday, November 19, 2009
The drug started life in a lab in Sandwich, Kent, where it was developed to treat high blood pressure. Its transformation into a blockbuster treatment for impotence began when volunteers in a clinical trial reported a suspicious number of erections. The overnight success of Viagra prompted Pfizer to wonder if the drug had any effect in women. They raised awareness of a condition called "female sexual arousal disorder", an all-encompassing phrase for sexual dysfunction, and began clinical trials. The trials were a failure and the attempt to have Viagra licensed for the condition was abandoned.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Some of the fitness games available on the computing system involve the user expending as much energy as moderate exercise such as cycling to work.
The best games to improve your health are boxing games and the 'single-arm stand' part of the Nintendo Wii Fit Plus game.
The findings will be welcomed by the Department of Health, which has endorsed the Nintendo Wii Fit Plus: the first computer game to be backed by the government.
The game is allowed to use the NHS's Change4Life logo on its packaging and in advertising.
The Nintendo-funded study was led by Motohiko Miyachi, head of physical activity at the National Institute of Health and Nutrition in Tokyo.
He told the American Heart Association meeting: 'It's a very easy and fun way to start exercising.'
The study found that about one-third of the games and activities included in the Wii sports and Wii fit packages require an energy expenditure of more than 3 METs - a measure of how much energy is expended.
A MET rate of 1 is equivalent to sitting and watching TV, while a rate of 3 is the same as light exercise on an exercise bike, or sexual activity.
The most effective exercise in the study was the single-arm stand featured in the Wii Fit, which came in at 5.6 METs - not much less than moderate jogging.
Both the Wii tennis and baseball games produced moderate intensity expenditures of 3 METs.
But those who play golf games on their Wii will not get the same benefit. These only produce METs of 2 - equivalent to a stroll in the countryside.
METs stands for metabolic equivalent values - a standard method of estimating energy expenditure.
Mr Miyachi said that while the study does not prove health benefits of these games, he said increased time spent playing them 'may contribute to prevention of cardiovascular diseases.'
Mr Miyachi, who said he enjoys the Wii tennis and baseball games, hopes to measure the physical activity expended playing the new Wii resort games and called on other video game makers to develop more active entertainment.
Noting the growing obesity epidemic in Western countries such as the U.S. and the UK, he said some physical activity, even of the video variety, is better than none.
Russian police have arrested three homeless men suspected of killing and eating a 25-year-old and selling parts of his body to a kebab and pie kiosk.
The alarm was raised when bits of a corpse were found near a bus stop on the outskirts of Perm, about 720 miles east of Moscow.
A statement on the Perm police website said the three alleged cannibals had previous criminal records.
The statement said they were detained on suspicion of stabbing a man to death and then chopping him up for food.
It went on: "After carrying out the crime, the corpse was divided up.
"Part was eaten and part was also sold to a kiosk selling kebabs and pies."
It was not clear from the statement if the kiosk had cooked any of the man's flesh and sold it to customers.
The three suspects are due to appear in court on Monday.
- William Campbell Douglas, M.D., National Health Federation's 1985 Doctor of the Year, published AIDS:The End of Civilization, 1989, detailing the development of HIV by scientists working at the army's biowarfare lab at Fort Detrick, Maryland.
- Alan Cantwell Jr, M.D. has published two well-documented books, AIDS and the Doctors of Death (1988) and Queer Blood (1993) outlining the man-made origin of AIDS. Dr. Cantwell, who has published over 30 papers on his cancer microbe research, initially dismissed AIDS biowarfare as absurd until he investigated the evidence compiled by the Strecker brothers. Queer Blood won the Benjamin Franklin Book Award in 1994.
- John Seale, M.D. concludes AIDS was man-made in "Origins of the AIDS Viruses, HIV-1 and HIV-2: Fact or Fiction?" (The British Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 81:617-619, 1988) .
- Lieutenant Colonel Thomas E. Bearden (U.S. Army, retired) published AIDS Biological Warfare in 1988 which maintains that HIV was developed in American biowarfare labs. Bearden holds a Master of Science degree in nuclear engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics, and heads an aerospace firm in Georgia.
- Dr. Leonard Horowitz, DMD, MA, MPH, a Harvard graduate, published Emerging Viruses: AIDS & Ebola -- Nature, Accident or Genocide in 1996. OutpostS Book Review calls it: "The most massive, well-documented assembly of evidence ever published in support of the idea that the AIDS virus could have been manufactured as a biological weapon... If you scoff at the notion, you won't be so cocky once you see how much evidence exists."
- That Col. David L. Huxsoll, commander of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Md., has received $60 million for research in biological ethnic weapons.
- That Col. David L. Huxsoll, commander of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Md., has received $60 million for research in biological ethnic weapons.
- That it might be possible to wage ethnic warfare by developing substances that affect one race more than another. According to Newsweek magazine, Jan. 16, 1989, an example would include 'Valley fever, which is much more likely to kill blacks than whites.' Another substance, developed at a southern California university, is believed to kill only people with melanin in their skin.
- That it is a coincidence that Fort Detrick, which is where Col. Huxsoll's biological research is being conducted, is also the site of AIDS research....
- These allegations go to the very root of our constitutional form of government and basic world human rights, and must be responded to by elected governmental officials on all levels. Nothing less than a Congressional hearing and investigation that may lead to a full world conference in the United Nations is needed to clarify and defuse the alleged mentally deranged plan of world depopulation by ethnic weapons." (Published in the Executive Intelligence Review, 3/17/89)
- The New Delhi Patriot (India), on July 4, 1984, was the first newspaper in the world to run a story claiming AIDS was created in a U.S. Biological Warfare Lab (contrary to FBI disinformation that the story originated as Soviet propaganda).
- The Literaturnya Gazeta (U.S.S.R.) first reported that the U.S. military of bioengineered AIDS sixteen months later, on October 30, 1985.
- The New York Native was the first American paper to report the story, quoting an anonymous source who worked for the Fort Detrick Biological Warfare Lab in Bethesda, Maryland, and claimed that the AIDS biowarfare program was called "Operation Firm Hand." (4/13/87) The New York Times reported that "Fort Detrick was the Army's biological warfare development center until 1969 and is now the site of some AIDS-related research." (4/8/87)
- It is strange that the Pentagon's biowarfare lab would be converted into an AIDS research lab. A comment by a Fort Detrick official published in the Philadelphia Daily News implies that the lab is involved in much more than researching the cause and treatment of AIDS. Col. David L. Huxsoll told a meeting of scientists, "studies at the Army laboratories have shown that the AIDS virus would be an extremely poor biological warfare agent." (2/18/87) Yet, the latest government study shows AIDS to be a very good selective killer.
- The National Research Council concluded, "HIV infection and AIDS will remain limited to specific geographic areas and risk groups identified at the beginning of the epidemic: gay men and more particularly an ever-growing population of urban, drug-addicted, poverty-ridden, malnourished, hopeless and medically deprived people." (The Wall Street Journal, 3/17/93)
- Tony Brown's Journal, the longest-running black public affairs program on PBS, aired a four-part series on man-made AIDS: "The First AIDS Whistle-Blower" with Dr. Strecker (#1214); "What Causes AIDS" with Dr. Cantwell (#1215); "Is AIDS A Biological Experiment?" with Dr. Leonard Cole (#1217); and "Is AIDS Man-made?" with Dr. Rudolph Jackson (#1132). Bill Cosby stated his belief that AIDS was man-made on CNN, Thanksgiving 1991. Polls show two-thirds of African Americans believe AIDS to be man-made.
- The London Times ran a front page story, "SMALLPOX VACCINE TRIGGERED AIDS VIRUS," (5/11/87) in which two World Health Organization officials connected the outbreak of AIDS in Africa to the 1977 smallpox vaccination program. This important story never appeared in any mainstream U.S. news media. Nor has the 1979 New York City hepatitis B vaccine trial blood samples containing the first confirmed cases of AIDS.
- U.S. Representative Pat Schroeder (D. Colo.) responded to Dr. Nicolson's research: "This country cannot stand another cover-up.... Now we have a respected scientist with very impressive professional credentials who says he not only identified the cause of Gulf War syndrome, but he knows how to cure it as well. And this vital information is being ignored by the Pentagon and the Department of Veteran's Affairs. That's outrageous! This matter should be thoroughly investigated by the House National Security Committee. I plan to request such an investigation."
- Brotherly Lovers Of Original Democracy, founded 1994 in Philidelphia, is petitioning Congress for a hearing on AIDS biowarfare, and has accumulated over 3,000 signatures. For further information, please contact: Eric Taylor, 412-835-8024, email@example.com
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
In a book, Virus , Luc Montagnier (the French virologist who co-discovered HIV) blames promiscuous American gay tourists for bringing this new mycoplasma to Africa, and for bringing back HIV. He provides no evidence for this homophobic theory. Nor does he mention the various mycoplasmas that were passed around in the 1970s in scientific labs, and the fact that these microbes were frequent contaminants in virus cultures and vaccines.
Was HIV (and the KS herpes virus and a new mycoplasma) introduced into gays during these vaccine trials when thousands of homosexuals were injected in Manhattan beginning in 1978, and in the West Coast cities in 1980-1981?
As mentioned, the first gay AIDS cases erupted in Manhattan a few months after the gay experiment began at the NY Blood Center. When a blood test for HIV became available in the mid-1980s, the Center's stored gay blood specimens were reexamined. Most astonishing is the statistically significant fact that 20% of the gay men who volunteered for the hepatitis B experiment in New York were discovered to be HIV-positive in 1980 (a year before the AIDS epidemic became "official" in 1981). This signifies that Manhattan gays in 1980 had the highest incidence of HIV anywhere in the world, including Africa, the supposed birthplace of HIV and AIDS. And epidemic cases in Africa did not appear until 1982.
Although denied by the AIDS establishment, a few researchers are convinced that these vaccine experiments served as the vehicle through which HIV was introduced into the gay population. My own extensive research into the hepatitis B experiments is presented in AIDS and the Doctors of Death: An Inquiry into the Origin of the AIDS Epidemic , and in Queer Blood: The Secret AIDS Genocide Plot . These books also debunk the preposterous "Patient Zero" story of 1987, which claimed a promiscuous gay Canadian airline steward brought AIDS to America. The highly implausible story was sensationalized in the media and served to further obscure the origin of AIDS in America and blame gay promiscuity. Even Montagnier is doubtful that the U.S. epidemic could have developed from a single patient.
But how is that sexually and biologically possible? How could a supposedly black African heterosexual disease- that some scientists claim has been around for decades or centuries in Africa- suddenly transform itself into an exclusively white male homosexual disease in America, and at a time when AIDS was unknown in Africa?
Is AIDS, in reality, a man-made disease originally produced by human experimentation or human error? Could the bio-engineering of dangerous viruses that preceded the "gay plague" be responsible for the origin of AIDS? In view of covert and unethical government-sponsored human radiation experiments that preceded AIDS, is it fair to blame gays, blacks and chimpanzees for a disease that could have been started by vaccine programs utilizing gays and blacks as guinea-pigs?
These are historical issues that will never be considered by the media in the wake of the AIDS controversies surrounding "The Reagans" and "Angels in America." However, there is strong evidence to suggest that HIV/AIDS is indeed a man-made disease, and it is time to "rewrite history" to include long-forgotten and suppressed facts about AIDS and its origin.
By Alan Cantwell, Jr
Monday, November 16, 2009
Side effects include : mild fever, mild pain, redness, swelling, decreased movement, severe or persistent and dystonia ...
Cheerleader disabled as a result of the flu shot. As with anything you take there are risks but you can bet it this had been a natural product the FDA wouldn’t be saying -” Gee its a one in a million problem – we’re sorry.” They would be yanking that product off the shelves! And this is simply just another problem with flu shots. And nope – this wasn’t the swine flu shot from what I understand just the regular one.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
As well as cutting the risk of heart attacks and stroke, the food supplement may have advantages over a standard drug treatment, low-dose aspirin.
Professor Asim Duttaroy discovered a chemical in tomatoes that has a milder but broader effect than aspirin.
Unfortunately eating lots of tomatoes doesn't have the same benefit.
The product, which was developed by Provexis, is designed to be used by manufacturers as an additive in foods, such as juices, margarines and yoghurts, without affecting their taste.
Currently, it is used in Sirco fruit juice available in some supermarkets (costing between £1 and £2).
'If the EFSA have said Fruitflow is effective, we are happy to accept that it is,' says Ursula Arens of the British Dietetic Association.
'Many people find it hard to make radical changes to their diet to protect their hearts, so if there is an easily accessible food product that lowers the risk we welcome that.Read more:
Facts on Aspirin is taken by millions of otherwise healthy people to thin their blood and lower the risk of dangerous clots.
However, last week a major analysis found that unless you have a history of heart trouble, the benefits of taking it are outweighed by the raised risk of internal bleeding.
Basically, healthy people should not be taking aspirin as a preventative.
Unlike aspirin, the new tomato treatment, Fruitflow, doesn't cause bleeding. Its effects also last just 18 hours - compared with ten days for aspirin.
This is important because it makes the effects more easily reversible: if you suffer an injury or need surgery, doctors have to quickly restore normal clotting to prevent excessive blood loss.
Both Fruitflow and aspirin work by tackling platelets, tiny cells in the blood.
Normally these platelets are smooth, but inflammation in the blood vessels - linked to smoking, high cholesterol and stress - causes them to become spiky,
They then clump together, forming clots (a process known as platelet aggregation).
Aspirin strongly blocks one set of signals that causes this to happen. Fruitflow more gently damps down three others - this is enough to reduce the risk of clotting.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
A common cause of dry eye syndrome is insufficient blinking. Squinting at a computer screen for prolonged hours reduces the rate of blinking, and can result in dry, irritated eyes. Using an over-the-counter eye drop can help alleviate this problem.
Signs of eye fatigueIf you experience any of the symptoms below, it's time for you to take a break!
- Blurred vision
- Tired eyes
- Dry eyes
- Eye pain
- Stiff shoulders
- Back pain
Kopacz said that the government would base its decision to use the swine flu vaccine based on the data from reliable clinical trials, but that there were no such reliable data for the swine flu jabs.
We will not order any AH1N1 vaccines unless there is full evidence they are completely safe, she said.
Each government is responsible for the welfare and health of its citizens, for recommending them health and safe medicines. So far, on any stage, no company we are negotiating with has been able to provide us with the most important thing for us the evidence of jabs safety and that it will not have possible side effects, she said.
I will not work under pressure! We will not order any AH1N1 vaccines unless there is full evidence they are completely safe, Ewa Kopacz said.
Ewa Kopacz also said that the ordinary, seasonal flu is much more dangerous than swine flu.
A total of 3,208 men and women aged 65 to 85 took part in the study, published online in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), and were followed for an average of five years.
Anyone with a disease that could cause problems with walking - such as those with Parkinson's disease or dementia - were excluded from the analysis.
Experts monitored walking speed using a series of tests, including checking normal walking speed and the maximum speed people could manage without running.
Over the course of the study, 209 people died (99 from cancer, 59 from cardiovascular disease and 51 from other causes).
The authors, from the University Pierre and Marie Curie in France, found a link between cardiovascular deaths and walking speed even when factors likely to influence the results were taken into account.
'With regard to specific causes of death, participants in the lowest third of walking speed had about a threefold increased risk of cardiovascular death, while no relation was found with cancer mortality.
'These findings show that assessment of motor performances in older people with simple measures such as walking speed can be performed easily and that the role of fitness in preserving life and function in older age is important.
'Adults should be doing 30 minutes aerobic exercise every day - walking at a moderate pace is an easy way to achieve this.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Researchers found that 'superwoman work-outs' made fertility problems three times more likely.
While experts agree that a certain amount of physical exercise has obvious health benefits, it is believed that too much saps the body of the energy it needs for a successful pregnancy.
The findings were made by Norwegian University of Science and Technology after a study of 3,000 women.
Although it is known that some elite female athletes have problems starting a family, other women who push themselves to the limit also appear to be affected.
In a survey, the women were questioned about the frequency, duration and intensity of their fitness regimes between 1984 and 1986.
In a follow-up ten years later, they were asked about their pregnancies.
Sigridur Lara Gudmundsdottir, who led the study, said: 'Among all these women, we found two groups who experienced an increased risk of infertility.
There were those who trained almost every day, and there were those who trained until they were completely exhausted.'
Those who did both had the highest risk of infertility.
Even after taking other factors such as age, weight, marital status and smoking into account, figures showed those who trained the hardest were three times more likely to have fertility problems than those who exercised moderately.
Younger women appeared to be more vulnerable to the risk. Among the under-30s who exercised the most, a quarter were unable to conceive during their first year of trying, compared to the national average of roughly seven per cent.
However, the negative effects of a punishing routine did not appear to be permanent.
'The vast majority of women in the study had children in the end,' Gudmundsdottir said.
'And those who trained the hardest in the middle of the 1980s were actually among those who had the most children in the 1990s,' she added.
It was not known whether this was because the women had simply changed their activity levels or because their hormone profile improved with time.
There was no evidence of impaired fertility through moderate amounts of exercise.Gudmundsdottir advised that women who want babies should still maintain their fitness - but 'ease off a bit' and avoid extremes.
'We believe it is likely that physical activity at a very high or very low level has a negative effect on fertility, while moderate activity is beneficial,' she said.
Study: A researcher at University of Maryland School of Medicine fed a 900-calorie fast-food breakfast containing 50 grams of fat (mostly from sausages and hash browns) to a group of students and then measured their endothelial function. For six hours, the students had severely compromised endothelial function and decreased nitric oxide production. Another group of students ate a 900-calorie, no-fat breakfast -- and had no significant change in endothelial function.
If a single meal can do that kind of damage, imagine the damage done by three fatty meals a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year.
SAY NO TO THEM !
You can prevent, stop or reverse heart disease with a plant-based diet. Here’s what you can’t eat -- and what you can...
What you cannot eat...
- No meat, poultry, fish or eggs. You will get plenty of protein from plant-based sources.
- No dairy products. That means no butter, cheese, cream, ice cream, yogurt or milk -- even skim milk, which, though lower in fat, still contains animal protein.
- No oil of any kind -- not a drop. That includes all oils, even virgin olive oil and canola.
- no nuts or avocados. If you are eating a plant-based diet to prevent heart disease, you can have moderate amounts of nuts and avocados as long as your total cholesterol remains below 150 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL).
- Do not eat refined grains, which have been stripped of much of their fiber and nutrients. Avoid white rice and "enriched" flour products, which are found in many pastas, breads, bagels and baked goods.
- If you have heart disease and want to stop or reverse it, you should not eat these foods.
- All vegetables.
- Legumes -- beans, peas, lentils.
- Whole grains and products that are made from them, such as bread and pasta -- as long as they do not contain added fats.
- Fruits -- but heart patients should limit consumption to three pieces a day and avoid drinking pure fruit juices. Too much fruit rapidly raises blood sugar, triggering a surge of insulin from the pancreas -- which stimulates the liver to manufacture more cholesterol.
- Certain beverages, including water, seltzer water, oat milk, hazelnut milk, almond milk, no-fat soy milk, coffee and tea. Alcohol is fine in moderation (no more than two servings a day for men and one for women).
For maximum health, take five supplements daily...
Vitamin B-12 -- 1,000 micrograms (mcg).
Calcium -- 1,000 milligrams (mg) (1,200 mg if you’re over 60).
Vitamin D-3 -- l,000 international units (IU).
Flaxseed meal (ground flaxseed) -- one tablespoon for the omega-3 fatty acids it provides. Sprinkle it on cereal.
A groundbreaking program based on a landmark studyCaldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MDThe Cleveland Clinic
(Fact Nugget 2: Research shows that people who maintain a so-called "low-fat" diet of 29% of calories from fat have the same rate of heart attacks and strokes as people who don’t.)