Benefits of Exercise – in Older Men Include Decreased Mortality

A recent study by the British Journal of Sports Medicine shows that benefits of exercise in older men does NOT just come from rigorous exercise. This study basically compared sedentary activity, moderate exercise, and rigorous exercise in older men aged 71 to 92 years old. Those individuals that participated in light to moderate and rigorous exercise saw a decreased mortality rate, compared to those with a sedentary lifestyle.

This type of information is nothing new. However, when comparing those that participated in light exercise to heavy exercise, the results were not that much different. Putting this in laymen’s terms, you do NOT necessarily need to become a workout freak, at an older age, to benefit.

Basically, any kind of regular exercise or even movement is beneficial compared to being a couch potato. Believe it or NOT even activities like mowing the lawn are quite beneficial. 3,137 men were asked to take part in a follow study in 2010.

From 1978-1980 thousands of men were asked to participate in this study originally. 1,655 men participated in this follow up in 2010. These men were measured by nurses and participated in health questionnaires.

They were required to wear an ActiGraph GT3x accelerometer. There mortality rates were documented by all causes. After about a five year followup, 184 deaths were counted out of 1181 men.

None of these men had any cardiovascular problems. What I found interesting is that rigorous exercise was NOT more beneficial than light activities or exercise. Actually the mortality rate was lower with light activity compared to rigorous activity.

Those that were sedentary, had a higher mortality rate than either of the two groups that participated in any kind of activity and or exercise. Sedentary breaks were NOT included in this study. Light activities such as gardening, walking, mowing the lawn, etc. prolonged these test subjects’ lives.

Vigorous rigorous activity did NOT decrease the mortality rate in these individuals, when compared to light activity.

Peracetic Acid Uses – on Kiwi Fruit Cause Students to Get Sick?

Did peracetic acid uses on Kiwi fruit cause some students to get sick? I had never fucking heard of peracetic acid until today. Actually, this is a cleaning agent.

Some communist socialist termporary internment camps called schools served kiwi fruit cleaned with peracetic acid. Initially, some people thought that it was the kiwi fruit that caused some allergic reactions. However, now it looks as if it is actually peracetic acid, that caused some students to become ill.

Around 36 six students in Rhode Island had adverse reactions to eating kiwi fruit, cleaned allegedly with peracetic acid. I love kiwi fruit as a mostly raw food vegan. However, this fruit is quite expensive where I’m located.

A government bureaucracy known as the Rhode Island Health Department is investigating these incidents. This department claims they will be testing for peracetic acid levels. This kiwi fruit was obtained from Roch’s Fresh Foods, in West Greenwich Rhode Island.

This business was told to no longer use peracetic acid on any of their produce, until this investigation has been completed. Also, they were told to throw away any remaing fruit. Talk about the old cliche bad for business.

“He could have died. He was the fourth kid reacting. We had a total of ten kids react in our school”

Jennifer Ortiz

My throat started to hurt and my lip started to puff up.”

Uriel Ortiz

Peracetic acid also known as peroxyacetic acid can be quite dangerous when exposed to at certain levels. Adverse reactions include:

* skin irritation
* eyes irritated
* nose irritation
* throat irritation
* lungs irritated
* permanent skin scarring
* cornea scarring
* throat scarring

Higher levels of exposure can cause:

* pulmonary edema
* liver problems
* kidney problems

If at first you can’t explain a problem, then blame the raw fruit, right? Well no actually wrong, potentially in this instance.

Amino Acids Cancer – Causing Effect in Mice by Asparagine

A new study published in Nature magazine, has linked an Amino Acids Cancer causing agent in lab Mice. I do NOT support any forms of animal testing, including mice. However, the current medical industry performs these tests without recourse.

Lab mice were injected with cancer tumor cells. These lab mice were seperated into two basic groups. One group were given foods with higher amounts of asparagine.

The second group was fed foods with lower amounts of asparagine. What then occurred surprised me, aloughth I am not a nutritionist, medical doctor, etc. nor do I ever give out medical advice. These mice that consumed foods with lower levels of the natural amino acid Asparagine survived longer because these cancer tumors stopped spreading.

These mice were intentionally infected to study breast cancer. Also, some of these mice were given man made drugs to block the ingestion of the natural amino acid asparagine. I am surprised by this study because asparagine is a natural amino acid that is found in Asparagus.

Actually, asparagus was named after the asparagine amino acid. Asparagus is a natural vegetable that is supposedly healthy for us humans. However, this study was performed on lab mice, so I have no idea what the results would be on humans. Also, lab mice that were fed higher amounts of asparagine succumbed to cancer in a couple of weeks.

Asparagine is NOT only found in just Asparagus. This is a natural amino acid found in fruits, vegetables, animal flesh, etc. Chicken eggs, potatoes, nuts, and soy have higher amounts of this amino acid.

This study does NOT link asparagus or even asparagine amino acid to cancer in humans. However, the results to me were contrary to what I would have expected. Many fruits and vegetables have low levels of asparagine.

I was NOT able to read this entire study, as Nature magazine requires a paid subscription to access the full study on their website. You can contribute financially to my one person veganarchism revolution, so that in the future I can bring you more comprehensive reports.