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Post image for Too much fructose could raise your blood pressure

By Frederik Joelving
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Do you need a reason to cut down on sweetened beverages? Their fructose content might increase your blood pressure, doctors said Thursday.
Although not all studies agree, the findings add to a growing body of evidence that too much of the ubiquitous sugar — found in fruits as well […]


Post image for Intensive diabetes treatments give mixed results

By Julie Steenhuysen
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Aggressive drug treatment to lower blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol in diabetics does little to prevent heart disease and strokes, but it does help prevent diabetic eye disease, nerve and kidney disease, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.
The five-year, U.S. government-backed study, presented at the American Diabetes Association meeting on […]


Post image for Nitrate content ‘behind blood pressure benefits of beetroot juice’

The nitrate content of beetroot juice helps lower blood pressure, research has shown.
A study in the US journal Hypertension found that blood pressure was reduced within 24 hours in people who drank beetroot juice or took nitrate tablets.
The higher the blood pressure, the greater the impact of the nitrates.
This research suggests there is hope of […]


Post image for 90% in U.S. Get Too Much Salt; 5 Foods Blamed

CDC: Average American Gets Twice Recommended Sodium Intake
By Daniel J. DeNoon
WebMD Health News
Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD
Five high-sodium foods — not all of them salty tasting — are a big reason why nine in 10 Americans get way too much sodium every day.
New CDC data show that only 9.6% of U.S. adults limit their daily sodium […]


Post image for Vitamin D Improves Insulin Sensitivity, Helps Prevent Diabetes

(NaturalNews) High-dose vitamin D supplements may help increase the body’s sensitivity to the blood sugar-regulating hormone insulin, thus reducing the risk of diabetes, researchers have found.
Insulin resistance (or insensitivity) occurs when the body’s tissues stop responding as strongly to the presence of insulin. As a consequence, the cells uptake less sugar from the bloodstream, producing the […]


Below is the synopsis of the webinar held 2/24/2010.
SynergyWorldwide is working to publish the detailed results in a prominent medical journals.
Edited by: Jerry Copeland
The following is a compilation of the notes taken from a sixty minute conference call held February 24, 2010. The purpose of this call was to update interested parties on the progress […]


Post image for Study backs heart-healthy effect of dairy fat

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Eating dairy foods could help protect your heart, new research from Sweden suggests.
Dairy foods are a major source of saturated fat in the diet, which has been associated with heart disease. However, there’s some evidence that dairy foods could actually benefit heart health, for example by lowering blood pressure or […]


Post image for A little chocolate might help cut cholesterol

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Eating chocolate could bring down cholesterol levels in some people, a new analysis of eight studies shows.
But chocolate lovers shouldn’t take the news as license to indulge. Chocolate only helped people who already had risk factors for heart disease, and only when consumed in modest amounts, Dr. Rutai Hui of […]


Post image for Study suggests processed meat a real health risk

By Julie Steenhuysen
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Eating bacon, sausage, hot dogs and other processed meats can raise the risk of heart disease and diabetes, U.S. researchers said on Monday in a study that identifies the real bad boys of the meat counter.
Eating unprocessed beef, pork or lamb appeared not to raise risks of heart attacks and […]