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Prevent Tobacco Deaths.

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Prevent Tobacco Deaths.

By the end of this century, tobacco smoking is projected to kill one billion people! To reduce the prevalence of smoking to less than 5% worldwide by 2048, world officials are attempting to implement plain packaging, high taxation, smoke-free public places, and educational non-smoking and stop smoking campaigns.

Governance of Tobacco in the 21st Century, March 2013

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Maternal Diet.

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Maternal Diet.

An important predictor of the severity of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in infants is what their mothers ate during pregnancy. The most serious cases of RSV correlate with mothers who ate a diet high in carbohydrates during gestation.

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, March 2013

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The Active Lifestyle Approach.

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The Active Lifestyle Approach.

Adults who incorporate more movement into their daily lives are 4x more likely to meet the United States Government’s federal fitness guidelines (30 minutes of exercise per day) than those who attempt to do more structured exercise activities like running or lifting weights.

American Journal of Health Promotion, February 2013

 

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Prevent Visceral Fat.

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Prevent Visceral Fat.

Visceral fat (fat stored in the abdominal cavity) is directly linked to an increased risk for colon cancer. Loss of fat by surgery or a calorie restricted diet reduced the risk of developing intestinal tumors.

Cancer Prevention Research, March 2013

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Mental Stimulation and Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Mental Stimulation and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Alzheimer’s disease is thought to result from build up of amyloid beta protein in the brain. This protein can interfere with nerve cell communication, gradually eroding a person’s mental processes and memory. Regular, prolonged exposure to a mentally stimulating environment appears to prevent amyloid beta proteins from negatively affecting the brain’s inner workings.

Neuron, March 2013

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