Health Tips - Summer 2021
Frequent Consumption of Chocolate May Help Lower Artery Disease Risk. Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that regular chocolate consumption may help reduce the risk of coronary artery disease. Participants who consumed more than 5 servings of chocolate per week had an average of 10% less incidences of coronary artery disease compared to the group that consumed less than one serving per month, A smaller protective effect was also observed in those consuming 1 to 4 servings per week.
Lifestyle Changes, Diet and Supplements May Help Reduce Biological Age. A study by a group of researchers from the Institute of Food Medicine and several universities found that a plant-centered diet, combined with probiotic and fruit and vegetable powder supplements, may help reduce “biological age” by about 3.23 years. Emerging research is suggesting that biological age, which considers cell health, may be a better indicator of mortality and disease risk than chronological age. Forty-three healthy males with an average age of 61 participated in the 8-week study.