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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH): Here’s a recap of the health headlines for the week of August 9th.

Steaming damages protective proteins

Vaping just once for 30 minutes can lead to what is known as oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is characterized as an imbalance between free radicals – cells that damage cells – and antioxidants, which cells are used to fight free radicals. Health experts say that oxidative stress can lead to cardiovascular, pulmonary, and neurological disorders over time. The imbalance also damages a person’s protective proteins and DNA.

An unidentified woman vapes as the national lockdown ends in London in December 2020. (Mike Kemp / In pictures via Getty Images)

Scientists warn of the dangers of keto

Are you planning a diet? If so, scientists say you should stay away from keto. In the most comprehensive study to date, published in Frontiers of Nutrition, researchers found that diet is linked to heart disease, cancer, and kidney failure.

“The typical keto diet is a disease-causing disaster,” study lead author Lee Crosby said in a press release. “Loading up on red meat, processed meat, and saturated fat while restricting high-carb vegetables, fruits, and whole grains is a recipe for poor health.”

08/07/2021, Brandenburg, Sieversdorf: Several pieces of marinated pork and chicken are on a charcoal grill. Photo: Patrick Pleul / dpa-Zentralbild / ZB (Photo by Patrick Pleul / picture alliance via Getty Images)

Middle-aged weight gain has nothing to do with a slower metabolism

Have you gained weight since reaching middle age? Well, don’t do it on a slowed metabolism. In a recent study, researchers around the world recruited 6,600 participants. You have been instructed to drink a special water that rates a person’s metabolic rate. In the sample, they found that the metabolism remains stable between the ages of 20 and 60 years. It only begins to decline from the age of 60.

A man sits on a bench in Cardiff, Wales on November 27, 2020. (Matthew Horwood / Getty Images)

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