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Try Vitamin C to Regulate Blood Pressure

Anti-aging-developments - September 30, 2012 : High blood pressure or hypertension increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. Research on vitamin C indicates that this nutrient may help keep blood pressure low - at levels between 90/60 to 120/90.

Using data from 29 controlled trials giving an 500 mg of vitamin C on average every day for approximately 8 weeks, researchers found reduced systolic pressure in all participants. This means that the top number of readings was reduced by an average of 3.84. The diastolic reading (which is the bottom number) was also reduced by an average of 1.48. In those participants who were suffering with hypertension, vitamin C supplementation the top number was reduced by 4.85, and the bottom number by 1.67.

(Source: Dr. Marilyn Glenville's Natural News Newsletter)

Reduce Parkinson's Risk

Anti-aging-developments - Sep 24, 2012: - The Fukuoka Kinki Parkinson’s Disease Study Group, a group of neurologists from Japan, has found that a diet rich in vitamin B significantly reduces the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Eating vitamin B6 rich foods such as tuna fish, bell peppers, cashew nuts and chickpeas can help you avoid this debilitating disease. The researchers believe this is because vitamin B6 encourages the presence of amino acid homocysteine in the blood, which they believe protects against Parkinson’s.

According to another study by the Fukuoka Kinki Parkinson’s Disease Study Group a diet rich in minerals such as H iron, magnesium and zinc can also be helpful in reducing the risk of this disease. Dr. Marilyn Glenville advises her readers to eat plenty of mineral rich foods, including brazil nuts, brown rice, raisins, avocado, aduki beans, sesame seeds, oats, chickpeas and lentils.

Dr. Glenville is a specialist in women's issues and has clinics in the UK and Ireland.

(Sources: Dr. Marilyn Glenville, Br J Nutr, 2010; 104: 757–64 and J Neurol Sci, 2011; 306: 98–102 )

Later Life: Engaged in Older Age 31st January 2013, The Barbican, London

Anti-aging-developments - Sep 24, 2012: - Later life services must evolve systems that will meet the needs of an ever increasing elderly population.

Our duty to older people must be characterised by choice, dignity and empowerment.

Are you involved in helping older people to make the most of their circumstances and lead happy meaningful lives?

Do you want to contribute to the discussion as to how the future demands can be met?

Confirmed to Speak

  • Dr Robin MeansPresident, British Society Of Gerontology
  • Eve RichardsonChief Executive, National Council For Palliative Care
  • David Orr. Chief Executive, National Housing Federation
  • Margaret Harries, Lead Nurse For Older Adults, University Hospitals
  • Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
  • llen Lebethe, Chair, London Older People's Strategies Gro

Topics to be Discussed

Topics Include ransforming the care experience of older patientsMeeting the public service challenge of demographic changeSupporting the clinical needs of later life with innovation and technologyPromoting equality in elderly care provisionBest practice in dignified careCommissioning end of life care.

Later Life: Engaged in Older Age will provide examples of best practice in later life care provision and suggestions for their extension to delegates' own fields of work, providing a platform for debate and an opportunity for senior decision-makers and frontline staff to engage and discuss the future of health and social care for older people. > Anti-aging Discoveries > Anti-aging Developments - September 2012

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