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Post image for Early Cholesterol Problems Spell Trouble For Middle-Aged Arteries

by Patti Neighmon

Researchers say too much cholesterol isn’t safe — at any age.

And a recent study suggests it really does matter what you eat and how much you exercise in your 20s and 30s.
How come? A heart-healthy diet and regular exercise can lower LDL, or “bad” cholesterol. That’s the stuff that can really clog up arteries […]

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Post image for Sleep Duration Linked to Heart Health

By Rachel Stockton
No one can dispute the restorative value of sleep, but not only is a lack of sleep detrimental, so is getting too much of it. In fact, studies have conclusively shown a link between long and short sleep duration and both diabetes and hypertension.
Now, a new study conducted by the West Virginia school […]

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(NaturalNews) A vitamin D supplement is more effective at reducing the risk of flu infection than vaccines or antiviral drugs, according to a study conducted by researchers from Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Researchers conducted the double-blind, randomized study on 354 children between the ages […]

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Post image for Scientists discover olive oil directly impacts genes to halt inflammation

(NaturalNews) Research has been steadily accumulating that olive oil, a main component of the Mediterranean diet, has extensive health-protective properties. For example, phytonutrient components of olive oil have been found to be effective against breast cancer cells and studies suggest the abundance of olive oil in the Mediterranean style of eating may be the reason […]

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Post image for Study raises hope for safer diabetes drugs

By Julie Steenhuysen
(Reuters) – A new understanding of the link between diabetes and obesity may help drug companies design safer versions of treatments like GlaxoSmithKline’s Avandia, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.
The researchers had believed Avandia and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co’s Actos work by stimulating a protein known as PPAR-gamma. Now the team thinks the drugs also […]

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Post image for Heart risk factors less common in fish lovers

By Amy Norton
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Middle-aged and older men who eat fish every day are less likely than infrequent fish eaters to develop a collection of risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and stroke, a new study suggests.
Whether a fishy diet itself is the reason for the benefit is not clear from the […]

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Post image for New 3D heart ‘slicing’ scan developed in Southampton UK

A leading cardiologist from Southampton is the first to develop a technique to “slice” 3D images of the heart into sections using computer software.
The method is known as multiplane review (MPR) 3D echocardiography.
It allows the user to identify heart defects more accurately than on traditional 2D or standard 3D scans.
Dr Joseph Vettukattil pioneered its development […]

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Post image for Antioxidants help arteries stay healthy in people at risk for heart disease

(NaturalNews) Antioxidants are substances that protect cells against the effects of free radicals — molecules produced when the body breaks down food or is exposed to environmental toxins and radiation. Free radicals are believed to play a role in heart disease, cancer and other disorders. So it makes sense that antioxidants could help protect or […]

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Post image for A1c diabetes test good predictor of cardiovascular disease

By Aaron Melius
Health Technology Network
Diabetes has fast become one of the most widely diagnosed conditions in the US.  As of 2007, the American Diabetes Association through the National Diabetes Fact Sheet reported the 23.6 million children and adults in the US have diabetes.  That’s a stunning 7.8% of the total population.  1.6 million new cases […]

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