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    April 23, 2019 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Study Identifies Possible Risk Factors for Memory Decline

    A new study has identified possible factors for maintaining healthy memory and protecting against memory decline in those over age 55. Researchers from the University of Alberta collected data from 882 community-dwelling adults between the ages of 53 and 85....

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    December 10, 2018 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Social Isolation May Contribute to Mortality

    Could being lonely increase your risk of death? A recent study suggests that social isolation is associated with a higher risk of death from all causes for all races studied. This includes death from heart disease and for white people,...

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  • March 22, 2017 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Higher Levels of Omega-3s Linked to Lower Risk of Death

    A recent study suggests that postmenopausal women with high omega-3 levels may be 20% less likely to die from any cause compared to women with low omega-3 levels. Participants in the study included 6,501 women between the ages of 65...

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  • May 28, 2013 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Calcium Intake Linked To Longer Lifespan for Women

    While calcium is essential to bone health, some studies have linked calcium supplements to increased heart disease risk. Researchers from McGill University recently conducted a study to shed more light on this issue, specifically by investigating the effect of calcium...

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  • January 1, 2013 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Being Overweight Associated With Lower Risk of Death

    The Center for Disease Control recently released a study suggesting that people who are overweight, but not obese, have a 6% lower risk of death during a given time period than people who are normal weight. The researchers examined 97...

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