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Tidbits on health today – 1

18 Aug

Stress is bad for you

If you were not sure before, be now informed that stress is bad for your health. Scientists have recently gotten the proof tha tchronic stress might precipitate a person developing neurodegenerative diseases like multiplesclerosis.

Scientist further found that when mice were stressed out they could not fight off illnesses.

A fat epidemic is on its way

Canadian government is asked to prepare for the fat epedemic that is coming its way and to prepare for it by developing fat and clinics and hospitals ought to be prepared for the impact this would have on their services.

It is a huge problem. Researchers are saying obseity epidemic might outweight the  impact of smoking on the health care system.  According to a CBC report

    An estimated 11 million Canadians are overweight, and about half a million of them are morbidly obese and in need of treatment, including surgery, said Arya Sharma, scientific director for the Canadian Obesity Network.

Will it be Tea or Coffee

 

Will it be Tea or Coffee  

 According to the tea Association of Canada, many consumers consider tea to be a healthier alternative to coffee, offering a modest dose of caffeine compared to coffee’s considerable jolt. In addition, green, black, white and oolong teas – all of which are harvested from the leaves and buds of the camellia sinensis plant – are rich in antioxidants and are believed to offer a host of health benefits, from soothing stress to regulating hormones.
Officially, Health Canada has sanctioned only the following three health claims: tea is a source of antioxidants, drinking tea can increase alertness, and tea may help maintain or support cardiovascular health. Still, many researchers continue to study tea’s effects on the body, exploring the beverage’s potential to boost health and block disease.

 

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