And many say they dread the thought of spending 20 years or more in retirement, research has found.Official retirement begins when people reach the state pension age. Currently at 65, it is being raised to 66 next year, 67 by 2028 and 68 by 2037.However, the average adult...
Cholesterol is a fatty substance which is vital for normal bodily function, but high levels of cholesterol can lead to serious health complications. Having high cholesterol can increase the risk of narrowing of the arteries, heart attack and stroke, according to the NHS. An unhealthy diet can contribute...
A bloated stomach can be uncomfortable and unpleasant to deal with, with most people experiencing it from time to time. Bloating usually happens after eating a big meal or consuming food which is hard to digest, but while it can sometimes be a one-off, other people find they...
High blood pressure can cause a person’s arteries to harden and thicken, resulting in an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. A diet high in salt is a risk factor for the condition developing, so making some changes to your diet is very important. High blood pressure...
Ant McPartlin, 43, returns to screens for ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent 2019 competition after making a decision to take a year off from his presenting duties. In 2015, the star went into hospital for an operation to treat his knee, but was then advised to take prescription drugs...
Visceral fat is considered dangerous because of where it’s stored in the body. It can be found in the abdominal cavity next to many vital organs such as the liver, intestines and pancreas. If visceral fat builds up it will begin to wrap around these organs, increasing the...
Vitamin D is crucial to the overall health of the body, as it helps to keep muscles, bones and teeth healthy, said the NHS. The vitamin is needed to regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body. A lack of vitamin D can lead to serious complications,...
They discovered that "bariatric" procedures like gastric bands and gastric bypasses can protect patients. Researchers also found the post-surgery group were 69 percent less likely to suffer peripheral arterial disease - where fatty deposits restrict blood supply to the legs and can lead to limb amputations. Nottingham University's Mohammed...
Lung cancer is one of the most serious types of cancer to be diagnosed, as it’s usually difficult to spot until it has spread to other parts of the body. But it’s also one of the most common cancers to be diagnosed in the UK, warned the NHS....
Having a wide circle of friends keeps pensioners active and healthy for longer, a new study has suggested. It's often said that variety is the spice of life, and now scientists say variety in your social circle may help you live longer. American researchers have shown that older...