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Sound pollution could lead to increased waist circumference and obesity, says study

Sound pollution could lead to increased waist circumference and obesity, says study

That noise pollution is bad for the ears, everyone knows. But science has shown that the damages of excess sound can bring to health are greater than that. Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet Institute for Environmental Medicine found a link between living in very noisy places and increasing weight and waist circumference. The study looked at 5075 people living in that there is excessive noise pollution, with traffic noise from cars, airplanes and trains. Through a questionnaire and medical examination, they analyzed the World Health Organization (WHO) obesity markers: body mass index (BMI), waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio.

As a result, the researchers realized that every five decibels more than sound pollution there was an increase of 0.21 inches of the waist measurement of people observed when constantly exposed to at least one of these sources of noise pollution.

Mind suffers ... And the body too!

Researchers are not sure why this relationship, but they suspect that the reason is the stress that noise pollution can bring. When the body goes into stress, a lot of hormonal changes. First because of cortisol, it increases body fat, causing a picture of inflammation. In addition, there is a high insulin in the body that results in a higher concentration of adipose tissue in the abdomen, the most dangerous type of fat for health. See more health stress harms:


Health plans should not limit therapy sessions, it determines Justice

Health plans should not limit therapy sessions, it determines Justice

A new decision by the Federal Justice will require health plans to provide clients with an unlimited number of psychotherapy sessions. The previous rule was that the plans would only cover 18 sessions per year in syndromes and psychological disorders treatments. The change was formalized by the Justice after a lawsuit by the Federal Public Ministry in São Paulo (MPF) in late 2016 The Federal Public Prosecutor's Office believes that limiting this type of treatment is an illegal and unconstitutional act because it goes against the grain in relation to the social right to health.

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The study came to this conclusion after assessing that meditation directly increases the activity of telomerase, an enzyme important for slowing cell aging and that works by rebuilding and lengthening the telomeres. Telomeres are DNA sequences located in the final portion of the chromosomes, which tend to get shorter every time a cell divides. This is related to cellular aging, because when telomeres are below a critical length, the cell may no longer divide correctly and eventually die. The res

The study came to this conclusion after assessing that meditation directly increases the activity of telomerase, an enzyme important for slowing cell aging and that works by rebuilding and lengthening the telomeres. Telomeres are DNA sequences located in the final portion of the chromosomes, which tend to get shorter every time a cell divides. This is related to cellular aging, because when telomeres are below a critical length, the cell may no longer divide correctly and eventually die. The res

In modern life sometimes any little nuisance can get us off the axis and increase the daily stress. Meditation helps not only to relax, but also to build the strength to deal with the day-to-day adventures. Check out other benefits of meditation, no matter what technique you take. More tranquility: the heart rate slows down and breathing in tune with the rest of the body, which reacts by staying calmer.

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