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Low Vitamin D Levels, Depression Linked in Young Women, New Study Shows
Per Science Daily: "A new study from Oregon State University suggests there is a relationship between low levels of vitamin D and depression in otherwise healthy young women. OSU researchers found that young women with lower levels of vitamin D were more likely to have clinically significant depressive symptoms over the course of a five-week study, lead author David Kerr said. The results were consistent even when researchers took into account other possible explanations, such as time of year, exercise and time spent outside." For the full story, click here.
Healthy Diet Reduces Risk of Cardiovascular Disease by a Third in Over-40s
Per Science Daily: "Men and women who adapt their daily diet to meet current UK dietary guidelines could reduce their risk of a heart attack or a stroke by up to a third, according to a new English study. Those on the modified diet ate oily fish once a week, more fruit and vegetables, replaced refined with wholegrain cereals, swapped high-fat dairy products and meats for low-fat alternatives, and restricted their intake of added sugar and salt." For the full story, click here.
Better Sleep for a Better Sex Life
Per the New York Times: "A good night’s sleep may be important for a woman’s sex life, a small study suggests. Researchers recruited 171 female college students, who completed well-validated questionnaires about sexual distress, depression and anxiety. Then every morning for the next two weeks, the study participants completed questionnaires on sexual function over the past 24 hours and sleep quality the night before, including how long it took to fall asleep and total sleep time. The study is online in The Journal of Sexual Medicine." For the full story, click here.
Towels Top Kitchen Contamination Hazards List
Per Science Daily: "Food safety research used video observations to show people touching kitchen towels before washing their hands or using towels after washing their hands inadequately. Even after properly washing their hands, they would reuse the infected towels and contaminate themselves all over again. Researchers believe cloth towels can quickly and easily become contaminated at significant levels, including microorganisms that potentially lead to foodborne illnesses." For the full story, click here.
The World's Fastest 95-Year-Old Says He Works Hard For His 'Beach Body'
Per HuffPo: "With summer just around the corner, most of us are panicking at the thought of donning our swimsuits in our post-winter-excess bodies. But not Charles Eugster. At 95, he's the world's fastest 200-meter indoor sprinter in the 95 and up category, and he says age is just something that propels him forward. "I like to think one can have a beach body at 90," Eugster told HuffPost Live. 'I want to turn heads of the sexy 70-year-old girls on the beach.'" For the full story, click here.