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Health Studies
Anna Walsh

HLTB01H3S: Health, Aging and the Life Cycle Department of Health Studies University of Toronto at Scarborough Winter 2011 Instructor: Anna Walsh. Term: Winter 2011 Mondays 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Lecture Room: AA 112 E-mail: [email protected] Phone: 416-287- 5642. Teaching Assistants: TBA Office: BV 506. Office Hours: Mondays: 2 p.m.-3 p.m. March 21, 2011 Stress and Social Support: Intranet Notes. A&G: Ch 10- Stress, Coping, and Health. A&G: Ch 11- Social Support, Health, and Aging. Chapter 10 Stress, Coping, and Health Stress is a major pathway through which psychosocial factors affect physiology and the aging process. If you want to eat food to protect you against diseases, new research out of the university of Alabama has revealed that eating vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, brusel sprouts may actually prevent cancer and other cardiovascular diseasefood that we eat is very imp. And serves as a function as a epigenetic diet (diet that can ward off illnesses by suppressing changes in how genes express themselves over time)environmental factors such as the food we eat are known to effect the epigenome (cellular material outside the genome that literally dictates how genes express themselves)according to this study, the results have revealed that certain foods can prevent certain cancers and diseases. Type of diet that should be eaten: cauliflower, JavaBeans, grapes, green tea, turmeric three cups of green tea everyday provides enough polifenels that suppresses the genes that cause breast cancer. Experimental treatment using gene therapy in relation to advanced Parkinsons disease. GAD: controls a neurotransmitter called GABA (linked to calming over reactive neurons) Parkinsons patients do not produce GAD which means that the GABA isnt working properly which means that their neurons are over working (tremor and stiffness).side effects: mild headache 1
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