Author Archives : Bel Marra Health


Highly Processed Foods Are Associated with Cardiovascular, Coronary Heart Diseases Risk

A new link has been made between highly processed foods, cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, and cerebrovascular disease. This new association comes after two large European studies were published by The BMJ this week which shared the findings. There have been previous studies which have shown a connection between ultra-processed foods and high blood pressure, here to read more


Poor Sleep Quality Associated with Peptic Ulcer Recurrence in the Elderly: Study

Studies show that two major health problems, poor sleep quality and peptic ulcer recurrence, can affect the physical and psychological well-being of older adults. And new research now shows a connection between the two health conditions. Poor sleep quality is a major health issue for many older adults. It can be caused by age-related increases here to read more

Adhering to the Mediterranean Diet May Lower Depression in the Elderly

New research suggests that maintaining a Mediterranean style diet may help protect against symptoms of depression in later life. The study presented at the American Psychiatric Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting showed that while the Mediterranean diet has previously been associated with longer life, reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, and cancer, it may also hold protective here to read more

Walking, Muscle-Strengthening Exercises Associated with Reduced Risk of Liver Cirrhosis-Related Death

Cases of liver cirrhosis are increasing, which is due to the obesity epidemic we are facing in North America. However, according to new research presented at Digestive Disease Week 2019, physical activity, including walking and muscle-strengthening activities, have been linked with significantly reduced risk of cirrhosis-related death. There are currently no guidelines for the optimal here to read more