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Do compression garments facilitate muscle recovery after exercise?

Compression garments are an elastic cloth fitting that people wear on their arms, legs, or hips during or after physical exercise. Their use has gained popularity over the last few decades because they are thought to enhance muscle recovery following exercise.

7 healthy habits linked to lower risk of dementia in those with genetic risk

Seven healthy habits and lifestyle factors may play a role in lowering the risk of dementia in people with the highest genetic risk, according to research.

Higher antioxidant levels linked to lower dementia risk

People with higher levels of antioxidants in their blood may be less likely to develop dementia, according to a new study.
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Sidelined by SIBO

Sidelined by SIBO

Among the many causes of joint pain, microbial imbalance along the digestive tract should not be overlooked. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a rare but possible example of a digestive origin. While digestive symptoms are an obvious presentation, some people also present with extra-intestinal symptoms resulting from impaired nutrient absorption and systemic inflammatory processes. » Read more...
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