Entries by Austin Winegar

Higher Plasma Vitamin C Concentrations Help Maintain Healthy Circulatory System

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition examined the relation between baseline plasma vitamin C concentrations and risk of incident stroke. The study included a British population of over 20,000 adult men and women. The participants completed a health questionnaire and attended a clinic during 1993–1997. After an average follow-up time of 9.5 […]

A Potent Pair: Regular Exercise and Fish Oil

A combination of prolonged exercise and fish oil can dramatically reduce levels of a fat that can cause hardening of the arteries, a leading cause of heart disease. Fat in the bloodstream is a primary contributor to atherosclerosis, or partial blockage of the arteries. A study found that people who do prolonged, aerobic exercise have […]

Fitness is Important for Men Across the Weight Spectrum

In a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, over 19,000 men were recruited to determine the relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and mortality risk in healthy men and those with metabolic syndrome. The study group, which included about 3,800 men with metabolic syndrome, were evaluated for fitness and then followed for up to […]