Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ten features predict the future health status

What size bra you wear? How your sense of smell like? University can now wear jeans do? All the answers to these questions, and other bizarre clues might be a good surprise predictor, suggesting the potential health problems facing the future. You can conduct a "quick self-test" to find these clues in order to understand the future state of health.

In the course of human life and health research, scientists found that an increasing number of strange physical characteristics and clues, they may be Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, early signs of cancer and other diseases. Now, please come up with a mirror and a tape measure, using the following 10 DIY test to predict the future state of health. In the meantime, you can learn to help change the optimal strategy for their own destiny.

 1. Refers to long, the length of the index finger and ring finger relates to women, compared with knee osteoarthritis

Conducted in 2008 published in the "Arthritis and Rheumatism"Magazine, a study found that the index finger shorter than the ring finger of women's chances of suffering from knee osteoarthritis may be other women twice as high. The researchers said that, with the main features appear in men women tend to secrete less estrogen, estrogen may play a role in the formation of osteoarthritis.

How to prevent: to strengthen the muscles around the knee. Sit down, legs straight and parallel with the floor, doing a total of 10 times, each time insist on 5 to 10 seconds.

  2. Height, 1.57 meters is possible to affect the life expectancy of a reference

According to "United States National Academy of Sciences, "Published a study found that more than five feet tall and 2 inches (about 1.57 meters) in women may be missing one can help them to live to be 100-year-old mutation.

How to prevent: develop California Seventh Day Adventists commentators like Jesus, living habits, they are the world's highest concentration of centenarians among the groups. Their living habits, including not smoking, drink less and eat less meat.

  3. Leg length, short and thick people should pay particular attention to the liver

If the legs short and thick, you may need more attention to his liver. According to "Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, "Published in 2008 conducted a study, researchers found that leg length from 20 to 29 inches (about 50-73 centimeters) of women between the four kinds of body indicates that the level of liver enzymes than other women. The researchers indicated that childhood malnutrition and other factors will not only affect the growth patterns, but also affect the liver and has been developed to adulthood.

How to prevent: Avoid toxins your liver has been infringed, so as to make it more healthy. The use of toxic chemicals to clean-up, you need to wear masks and gloves. Restrictions on drinking, daily intake of wine does not exceed 5 ounces (about 141 grams), beer intake was less than 12 ounces (about 340 grams).

  4. The sense of smell, functional impairment of the elderly Parkinson's disease alert

According to "Neurology Yearbook, "Published in 2008 conducted a study could not identify the banana, lemon, cinnamon, or other things that smell of elderly people suffering from Parkinson's disease four years, the chances of other elderly people 5 times. The researchers believe that the brain region responsible for olfactory function may be the first to be suffering from Parkinson's disease attacks one of the goals. Deserves attention is that the sense of smell damage in Parkinson's disease 2-7 years before diagnosis had been there.

How to prevent: to take fish oil supplements. Omega -3 fatty acids can improve the brain of Parkinson's disease, MPTP resistance to pathogenic factors. MPTP is a toxic compound.

  5. Arm length, shorter people may indicate old age, Alzheimer's disease risks

Is it because you are not a long arm, it is difficult to reach the top of the cupboard? According to "Neurology"Magazine published a study conducted in 2008, arm in women who show the smallest risk of Alzheimer's disease is to have a more long-arm women 1.5 times. Stretch the arm parallel to the floor, from left to right hand finger the length of the fingertip is the wingspan of less than 60-inch (about 1.52 meters) is considered the shortest wingspan crowd. Tufts University researchers said that in the important developmental stages of malnutrition and other losses there may be a long arm of smaller, shorter arms may indicate a person's cognitive decline in old age.

How to prevent: train painting or pottery, and other necessary flexibility to use the arm hobby. Rush University Medical Center Alzheimer's Disease Center conducted a three-five-year study found that challenging the brain to spend less time in adults suffering from Alzheimer's disease risk is to participate actively in leisure activities for adults 2.5 times.

  6. Earlobe crease may be related to cardiovascular events will encounter

Many studies have shown that one or two linear earlobe wrinkles appear on the face may indicate the future "cardiovascular events", such as heart attack, cardiac bypass surgery or cardiac death. According to "American Journal of Medicine, "Published a study appearing on an earlobe crease, the risk of suffering from cardiovascular disease increased by 33%, will increase 77% have two, even if the other known factors into account as well. Although not quite sure, but experts suspect that the lack of elastic fibers may lead to creases occur, as well as arteriosclerosis.

How to prevent: the use of other means to maintain heart health, such as weight loss and lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

  7. Jeans size, the bigger and more susceptible to Alzheimer's

According to "Neurology" magazine published in 2008 a study conducted in more than 40 older adults in the abdomen at the age of 70 at the age of dementia less likely to be the person abdomen 3.6 times, even if they people are not overweight as well. For this reason is a possible contact with the subcutaneous fat (located beneath the skin and the more obvious fat) compared to visceral fat (fat around the organs, the risk of) hidden more concerned with cognitive decline in hormones.

How to prevent: the Mediterranean-style eating habits develop, to intake control. Studies have shown that olives, nuts, seeds, avocado, and dark chocolate and other foods contain monounsaturated fatty acids can prevent fat accumulation.

  8. Bra, bigger and more faced with the challenge of diabetes

Chest, the greater the higher the risk of diabetes. According to "Canadian Medical Association Journal, "Published a 10-year study,D cupWomen over the age of 20 suffering from type 2 diabetes risk is A cup below 1.5 times the women, even when researchers obesity, eating habits, smoking, family history and other factors taken into account as well. The researchers said that women's breasts in the adipose tissue may be more sensitive to hormones, while the impact of insulin resistance.

How to prevent: to conduct high-intensity intermittent exercise. In one study, after 6 exercise, each riding a stationary exercise bike for 6 times sprint, 30 seconds each time insisted, in the middle break 4 minutes for an adult female glucose metabolism increased nearly 25 percent, enough to reduce the risk of diabetes.

  9. Calf, and the more detailed the more vulnerable carotid artery plaque

While that might sound counterintuitive, but the French in 2009 conducted a study shows that lower leg Wai small (33 cm or less) tend to see more women in carotid artery plaque, this plaque is a known risk factor for stroke. Findings published in the "Stroke"Magazine. The researchers said that the thicker calf subcutaneous fat may be extracted from the blood fatty acids, and stores them in its less dangerous areas.

How to prevent: It is not necessary to calves, "fattening", but drink green tea in order to maintain heart health. In a by 40500 Japanese men and women's participation in the study, drinking five or more cups of green tea every day people die of heart disease and stroke lowest risk.

 10. Blood type, A type, B-and AB-type people may be more likely to develop pancreatic cancer

According to Boston, Dana - Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School recently conducted a by 107,503 adults involved in the study, A-type, B or type AB blood type of people likely to suffer from pancreatic cancer were higher than the O-type blood out of 44%. This may mean that determine blood type genes led to people with a genetic risk of pancreatic cancer.

How to prevent: take vitamin D supplements. According to a study conducted in 2006, with a daily vitamin D intake of less than 150 IU (international units) than adults in the 300 IU daily intake for adults over 44 can reduce the risk of suffering from pancreatic cancer %. Eat low-fat dairy products and fish such as salmon is to get vitamin D from food, the best way

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