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Eating out raises BP

Do you want to know what can make your blood pressure rocket? Eat out, get high blood pressure. This is according to a new study at Duke-NUS Medical School that shows the correlation between meals eaten away from home and … Continue reading

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High fiber rescue!

People who have a high intake of dietary fiber also have a lower risk of developing coronary heart disease. In fact, even if you’ve already had a heart attack, a high fiber diet can bring a 25% lower chance of … Continue reading

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Grapefruit goodness:

Grapefruit has long been known to help with weight loss. Now they are found to help fight kidney cysts and polycystic kidney disease. The grapefruit diet is not a myth. Eating half a grapefruit or drinking a glass of fresh … Continue reading

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Good garlic gone better

Sprouted garlic has bright green shoots emerging from the cloves and is usually destined for the trash can. Now scientists are finding that this sprouted garlic has even more heart-healthy antioxidant activity than the un-sprouted garlic. Garlic has been used … Continue reading

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Curing alcoholism

Kudzu is known as “the vine that ate the south”. But kudzu is more than just a big green nuisance; it is an herb with amazing qualities. Probably the most remarkable thing about kudzu is that it curbs alcohol cravings! … Continue reading

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Murder or genocide?

Killer drugs! Beta-blocker drugs are commonly used for treating high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. These drugs “work” by blocking the neurotransmitters that bind to beta receptors and cause blood vessels to dilate, which reduces both heart rate and … Continue reading

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Poor breakfast – poor health

A new university study shows that teens that ate poor breakfasts also had a higher incidence of metabolic syndrome 27 years later when compared to teens who ate substantial breakfasts. Metabolic syndrome is a list of factors that linked to … Continue reading

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Olive oil helps prevent breast cancer

Want to know what common food product helps prevent breast cancer? Quality olive oil does! Hydroxytyrosol is a major component of olive oil that helps change the breast density in both pre- and postmenopausal women for a significant decrease in … Continue reading

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Pet Smarts

Give your heart to your pet! No, really. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US but having a pet, especially a dog, has been found to lower heart disease risk and associated factors like high blood … Continue reading

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What are AGEs

AGEs are Advanced Glycation End products that are products of a chemical process called glycation which happens in the blood stream when glucose comes into contact with proteins and fats to become cross-linked together. Have you seen the sear marks … Continue reading

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Sweet lies

The National Confectioners Association (NCA) just put out a “study” that shows that sweets do not affect your health. The NCA is actually a trade association that represents candy companies. This “research study” was a bunch of meaningless calculations funded … Continue reading

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Energy drinks sudden death match

Did you know that energy drinks can increase your blood pressure and disturb your heart’s natural rhythm? This is according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism, 2013 session. Energy drinks prolong … Continue reading

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BP meds cause cancer

How about a BP med to increase your chances for cancer by 7.2 %! Taking angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs), a class of drugs commonly used to treat heart problems, is now linked to an increased risk of cancer. The US researchers … Continue reading

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Smogged into high blood pressure during pregnancy

Researchers looked for an association between preeclampsia and exposure to traffic-related air pollution. They collected air pollution, weather and traffic volume data from routine local monitoring stations throughout the region and added estimated average nitrogen dioxide levels at some 23,000 … Continue reading

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Pass the salt!

Journal of General Internal Medicine: Stats show that people who eat the least salt suffer from the highest rates of death as a result of heart disease. The patients in the study who ate the least salt were 80 PERCENT … Continue reading

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The evils of sugar

Sugar in all forms, from the refined stuff in the sugar bowl to high fructose corn syrup, is a key contributor to obesity, type II diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer and other diet-related diseases. About 16 percent of … Continue reading

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