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Exercise Helps Cancer Patients Ward Off Heart Damage from Chemotherapy.

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An article recently published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology notes that cancer treatment can impair heart function and structure, which can cause or accelerate the development of cardiovascular disease. Because of this, the article recommends that individuals under treatment for cancer should be given a tailored exercise prescription to protect their heart based on their history, cancer treatment, response to exercise, and personal preferences. Author Dr. Flavio D’Ascenzi adds, “Physical activity before, during, and after cancer treatment can ...

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Mediterranean Diet May Protect Hearing.

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The Mediterranean diet focuses on eating fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish, olive oil, and whole grains, while avoiding red and processed meats, dairy, saturated fats, and refined sugars. An analysis of data concerning 3,135 older women found that those who most closely followed a Mediterranean-style diet were less likely to experience high-frequency hearing loss during the following six years.

American Journal of Epidemiology, October 2019

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Smoking Linked to Prostate Cancer.

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A review of data concerning 73,668 male military veterans revealed smoking is associated with a 15% increased risk for prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, October 2019

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Earning Ability May Be Tied to Heart Risk.

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Researchers tracked the earnings and heart health of nearly 9,000 adults in the United States for thirty years and found that those who experienced a drop in their income in the first decade of the study had an elevated risk for heart attack, fatal coronary heart disease, heart failure, and stroke over the following twenty years. Meanwhile, participants who saw their income increase by more than 50% during the initial phase of the study had a 20% reduced risk for ...

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How to Lower Your Resting Heart Rate.

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Harvard Medical School notes that the normal range for a resting heart rate (RHR) is 60 to 90 beats per minute and an increase in RHR over time can be a sign of a future heart issue. To help lower your RHR, the school recommends exercising every day; practicing stress-reducing techniques, such as meditation; avoiding tobacco products; and losing any extra weight.

Harvard Medical School, September 2019

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