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Sex helps lower inflammation in older adults

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Biomarkers of Inflammation Mediate an Association Between Sexual Activity and Quality of Life in Older Adulthood

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Background

Inflammatory processes underlie biological mechanisms responsible for age-related disease and quality of life. Psychological stress can activate acute-phase reactants associated with inflammation, and sexual activity can assist in the management of stress.

New rules for heart health revealed with instructions to ‘have MORE sex’ top of the list

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HEART DISEASE is the biggest killer in the UK, but positive steps are being made towards reducing the number of deaths it causes.

Since the introduction of the smoking ban in 2007, for example, heart attacks have fallen by 40 per cent. But stopping smoking is not the only lifestyle change that can positively impact on heart health and it is never too early to make changes -  a sentiment shared by Johannes Hinrich von Borstel, prospective cardiologist and a former paramedic in his new book Heart: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Important Organ.

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