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Brain Injuries Tied to PTSD in Marines
Study followed U.S veterans from Iraq, Afghanistan wars
Cooking Tomatoes Boosts Antioxidants
The next time you put on a pot of tomato sauce for pasta, give yourself a pat on the back. You're creating a healthful meal. Cooking tomatoes boosts the amount of cancer-fighting antioxidants in them by up to 62 percent, say researchers at Cornell University. Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that's abundant in tomatoes, may prevent as well as treat several types of cancer. Processing tomatoes makes the lycopene more potent, so canned and cooked products such as spaghetti sauce pack an even more powerful punch than the fresh, raw variety.
Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.