health studies

cardiovascular | Longevity LIVE

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death globally. Surprisingly though, most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by addressing lifestyle habits such as smoking, alcohol uses, diet and levels of physical activity. With regards to diet, fruits, vegetables, legumes and grains are touted

smoking | Longevity LIVE

Smoking is injurious to health, smoking causes lung cancer, no smoking allowed.  Rings a bell? Of course it does. You may have seen this in public places, restaurants, offices, clubs, theatres etc.  Most importantly, right on the pack of cigarettes available in most stores. All of us are taught right

microplastics | Longevity LIVE

Plastic use and waste is a human and environmental crisis that needs to be taken seriously – today more than. Of the 9 billion tons of plastic that has been created since the 1950s, over 70% of it has gone to waste. Some of this waste finds itself in landfill

sedentary lifestyle | Longevity LIVE

While you’re likely doing your best to eat healthy, not smoke and get adequate amounts of sleep-  do you remember the last time you exercised? We’re all aware of the many health benefits that come with exercising but we are often unaware of the potential health concerns that come with

breast cancer | Longevity LIVE

In a study of postmenopausal women, participants who lost weight had a lower risk of developing invasive breast cancer than those who maintained or gained weight. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings suggest that weight loss may help lower postmenopausal women’s

exercise | Longevity LIVE

Research is increasingly demonstrating the power of social interaction in influencing human behaviour. This is because the way we act is strongly affected by our colleagues, friends and family. “Behavioural research shows that we’re all heavily influenced by the behaviours and characteristics of the company we keep – for example,

makeup | Longevity LIVE

Makeup is fun and it’s also a great creative form of expression. However, you might want to opt for the natural look now and then as some makeup products, like most hair-relaxers, are filled with a variety of ingredients that do nothing but harm both your health and your skin –

vaping | Longevity LIVE

E-cigarettes are continuously touted as safer and much healthier alternatives to regular cigarettes. Furthermore, unlike conventional cigarettes, they also come in a variety of different flavors. Unfortunately, this aspect has made vaping much more appealing to a younger market – so appealing that the FDA has officially declared teen vaping

alcohol consumption | Longevity LIVE

When it comes to alcohol consumption in general, the mantra moderation is key is readily adopted and accepted. However, according to the largest and most detailed study to date, that simple tumbler of whiskey a day could actually be doing more harm to your health than you might have previously

diabetes | Longevity LIVE

She may work hard for the money but in doing so, she could be putting her health at risk, specifically by increasing her risk of developing diabetes. Diabetes occurs when the body is incapable of utilizing the hormone insulin properly. This leads to abnormal levels of blood glucose levels which