Category: Health | Date : July 29, 2014

Run a few minutes each day is as effective as a long jogging when it comes to extending life expectancy, according to a study published Monday, which also shows that a rider lives longer on average a person inactive.

This study from the University Iowa, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, shows that people who are only five to ten minutes each day can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality premature.

And the authors of the study found no significant differences between those at little or a lot, quickly or slowly.

Thus, people who have chosen race walk for exercise have a 30% risk of premature death less, and 45% less risk of dying from cardiovascular disease than inactive people.

The life expectancy of the average rider is three years higher that of a person who is not short, according to this study.

” As time available is one of the most important brake practice activity physics, the study could encourage more people to start race foot, “commented Duck- chul Lee, one of the main authors of the study.

The latter was conducted in Texas with more than 55,000 adults followed for 15 years, having age of 44 years an average.

“Even the group of those who traveled every week less distance, less often and less quickly at risk of mortality much smaller than those who do not run, “said the study.

” Similar trends were observed for mortality risk by cardiovascular diseases “.

The researchers also found a race 5 minutes brought the same health benefits a walk of a quarter of an hour.

A study published in The Lancet in 2011 showed a daily brisk walk of 15 minutes or half the recommended time, allowed to add three years of life expectancy.



Category: Science | Date : July 29, 2014

Martinique, Guadeloupe and Reunion, 17 year olds have less recourse to psychoactive substances in metropolitan France.

This is what emerges from a study of the French Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, which was based on the results of three surveys in 2005, 2008 and 2011.

The usage analysis shows great similarities in terms of level and changes in usage between Guadeloupe and Martinique, while those observed Reunion appear higher and closer to those observed in France.

Due to their special geographical location, local production of rum and beer as well as ” school, less favorable economic and family situations,” in the words of the text published in the letter OFDT, one might think that young people living on these three islands are regular consumers of toxic substances.

But there are differences between products.

On tobacco, these three teens DOM smoke less than those of the metropolis : the prevalence of daily use, very close in Martinique and Guadeloupe is two and a half times lower than EM, metropolis.

In contrast, 24 % of young islanders smoke daily.

On the other hand, drunkenness are rarer than in France.

In 2011, this type of behavior to 2% in Guadeloupe and Martinique and 5% Reunion, against 10.5% in France.

The point is less important Alcohol.

For cannabis, the percentage of regular users or daily in the DOM was ” virtually identical” in 2011 that observed in metropolitan.

In contrast, the risk of problematic use of this plant is higher in the DOM.

In total, nearly 9% of all 17 year olds living in the DOM are classified as consumers risk, against 6% of adolescents in the city.

For other psychoactive substances, consumption of three young DOM was two times less than in mainland France in 2011.

And the use of crack, which has grown significantly Martinique and Guadeloupe among adults in the 1990s, remained very marginal youth.

According to the authors of the study, this lower consumption could be ” Linked to an environmental context favoring a stronger parental and societal control youth, especially concerning the use of psychoactive substances. “.