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Cutting Salt Prevents Heart Disease

Cutting Salt Prevents Heart Disease

In a new study it is stressed that cutting salt prevents heart disease. Often high blood pressure has an association with eating too much salty food. But this may not have to be necessarily from salt you added to your food. Eating too much processed food can also make you exceed your
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Vitamin D in Health and Disease

Vitamin D in Health and Disease

There is confusion out there about vitamin D in health and disease. In other words, I thought it would be useful to review some basics about vitamin D and how it can help you to benefit from it. Last year an overview about this topic was published. Notably, a lack of vitamin D causes
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Olive Oil and Other Beneficial Foods

Olive Oil and Other Beneficial Foods

The Mediterranean diet has long been known to include olive oil and other beneficial foods. These foods consist of lots of vegetables, fruit and fish. I has also become common knowledge that it decreases the risk of some cancers, high cholesterol, diabetes and to prevent heart attacks
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Increased Stroke Risk In Vegetarians

Increased Stroke Risk In Vegetarians

Vegetarians usually are healthier than meat eaters, but a new study showed an increased stroke risk in vegetarians. The study came from the UK where researchers followed 48,000 people for 18 years. They classified people into meat eaters, pescetarians (fish eaters) and vegetarians, in
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Aerobic Exercise Against Alzheimer's

Aerobic Exercise Against Alzheimer’s

A 1-year randomized clinical trial showed aerobic exercise against Alzheimer’s is effective in preserving brain volume. Researchers assigned a total of 70 patients 55 and older with mild cognitive impairment to either a group that did regular aerobic exercises or a group that did stre
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High Fiber Diet Is Good For Your Health

High Fiber Diet Is Good For Your Health

A new study in the Lancet has concluded that a high fiber diet is good for your health. Sometimes medical research texts can be cumbersome, so this article from the CNN in popular language translates the facts into simpler terms. Essentially this fiber study was a metaanalysis of many
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The Fear Of Salt

The Fear Of Salt

The fear of salt is associated with the medical dogma that lasted for several decades that salt over consumption would elevate blood pressure. We know that high blood pressure will cause heart attacks and strokes. Over the years governments have been influenced by health associations.
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Vitamin C Can Mimic Exercise

Vitamin C Can Mimic Exercise

At a research conference in Savannah, Georgia in September 2015 a presentation was given about the use of vitamin C supplementation in a group of overweight and obese patients. Postdoctoral research fellow Caitlin Dow, PhD and colleagues from the University of Colorado compared the ef
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Potassium Can Lower Risk Of Stroke

Potassium Can Lower the Risk of a Stroke

Introduction A study published in the medical journal Stroke in Sept. 2014 showed that potassium can lower the risk of a stroke. 90,137 postmenopausal women enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study. Specifically, they had no history of stroke in the beginning of t
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Hardening Of Arteries Reversed With Supplements

Hardening Of Arteries Reversed With Supplements

A meta-analysis in the Journal of Nutrition from August 2014 indicates that hardening of arteries can be reversed with supplements. Ammar Ashor and colleagues took 20 randomized trials including 1909 subjects aged 22 to 63. Arterial stiffness was measured by pulse-wave velocity or sim
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