Posted December 20, 2012
Nearly every day a new health study reveals the health benefits of specific lifestyle habits, new foods or exercise plans. While the ideas sound logical, do you wonder whether the ideas really will make a difference and improve your health?
Recently, Science Daily featured an article on five studies published in the American Journal of Medicine proving that healthy habits can fight diseases.
- Regular consumption of fresh fish reduces risk of colon and rectal cancer – Colon cancer is the third leading cause of death; researchers in China proved that eating fresh fish regularly reduces the risk of colon cancer by 4 percent and rectal cancer by 21 percent
- Hypnosis or acupuncture helps smokers kick the habit – Canadian researchers have demonstrated that smokers were 4.6 times more likely to effectively stop smoking with hypnosis therapy and 3.5 times more likely with acupuncture
- Regular tooth scaling reduces risk for heart attack, stroke – In studies conducted by Taiwanese researchers, 11,000 individuals who had tooth scaling (deep cleaning) had lower incidences of heart attacks, stroke and other cardiovascular problems
- Weight-loss programs help people lose weight – American researchers studied the effectiveness of organized weight-loss programs; both independent weight-loss programs and those sponsored by physicians were effective in helping moderately-obese patients lose weight; after 12 weeks, on average individuals lose 11 percent of body weight
- Low-dose aspirin is effective in cancer prevention – Researchers in Canada discovered conclusive evidence that aspirin in low doses is effective in preventing cancer
Do you believe that changing lifestyle, exercise and nutrition habits can improve your health?