Latest Adventist Health Studies Stories

2011-11-04 21:31:40

Loma Linda University research reveals how African-Americans may help counteract their increased risk New research shows that following a vegetarian diet and exercising at least three times a week significantly reduced the risk of diabetes in African Americans, who are twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes when compared to non-Hispanic whites. "These findings are encouraging for preventing type 2 diabetes in the black population, which is more susceptible to the disease than...

2011-08-11 21:54:30

Elderly individuals should maintain a normal weight, suggests Loma Linda University research While some past studies have shown that persons carrying a few extra pounds in their 70s live longer than their thinner counterparts, a new study that measured subjects' weight at multiple points over a longer period of time reveals the opposite. Research from Adventist Health Studies recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society showed that men over 75 with a body mass index...

2011-06-28 12:36:37

Black church members report better physical and mental quality of life than general population Health disparities between black Americans and the rest of the nation have been well-documented in medical journals. But one study shows that blacks who identify as members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church actually report a better quality of life than the average American. Researchers point to certain lifestyle behaviors as a possible explanation for the difference. The research was conducted at...

2009-07-08 06:36:35

A recent research review proposes that risk of colon cancer can be reduced by simply limiting intake of red meat and alcohol and increasing exercise, Reuters reported.  By practicing these key lifestyle choices, in conjunction with refraining from smoking, the cancer could potentially be prevented, according to findings in this study combined with 100 other previous studies on colon cancer risk factors.  A diet consisting of large amounts of red and processed meats, smoking,...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'