High protein in take linked with cancer
Low Protein Intake Is Associated with a Major Reduction in IGF-1, Cancer, and Overall Mortality in the 65 and Younger but Not Older Population
A dietary survey in the University South California LA analysed more than 6300 people in the US aged over 50. Head researcher Morgan Levine found those aged 50-65 at the time of the survey and who had a high-protein diet – one where protein supplied a fifth of calories – were 75 per cent more likely to have died over the next 18 years than peers who only got 10 per cent of their calories from protein.
The high-protein eaters had a cancer death rate four times that of their low-protein peers. Statistical analyses showed that the findings only held for animal protein diets – in other words, protein from meat and dairy rather than beans and pulses
Cancer Research UK epidemiologist Tim Key from the University of Oxford stated the dietary survey was too small to evaluate a conclusion. This was also reflected by chief dietician at st Georges Hospital Catherine Collins saying that there was a large step between eating habits in mice and humans.
Sourced from new scientist health & Cell Metabolism
High blood pressure problems in Women
High Blood pressure in middle age women is a leading factor in poor cardiac health.
A woman’s risk of developing high blood pressure is extremely high if she lives long enough, says Dr. Deepak Bhatt, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Integrated Interventional Cardiovascular Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. About 70% of women in their 60s and 70s have high blood pressure (hypertension), and that rises to nearly 80% after age 75.
Plaques that cause strokes and heart attacks restrict heart vessels and increase risk factor of cardiac events and if not treated even death. The main drive of this reports by Harvard medical schools is to promote the use of drugs over people changing their lifstyle immediatly. Dr Bhatt suggests that the use of medication such as ACE inhibitors, angiotensin-receptor blockers, and beta blockers much earlier for women whose blood pressure is 140/90 or higher and this approach is better than diet.
Choosing the right diet for strong cardiac health
What is a Cardiac Remedy?
This is a general term for herbal remedies that have an action on the heart. Some of the remedies in this group are powerful Cardio-Active agents such as Foxglove, while others are gentler and safer Cardiac Tonics such as Hawthorn and Linden. These remedies are discussed in more depth in the section on the cardiovascular system.