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2nd Hand Smoking Increases Heart Risk

July 1, 2014
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Parental smoking has been shown to have an adverse effect on the health of their children. A new study looks at how second-hand smoke impacts children’s “vascular age”, the “age” of the child’s arteries based upon their health. The study found that “having both parents smoke was associated with vascular age 3.3 years greater...
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Over-the-Counter Heart Danger

June 24, 2014
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Most people pop aspirin and other over-the-counter pain relievers without a second thought. But mounting evidence suggests that there should be cause for concern. In a recent study, researchers found that “NSAID (aspirin, ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, etc.) use was associated with an increased risk of death or myocardial infarction (heart attack) by up to...
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Obesity Shortens Your Life

May 6, 2014
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While there are numerous health risks to being overweight, the net result can be a shorter lifespan. A recent study found “compared with normal-weight adults, obese adults had at least 20% significantly higher rate of dying of all-cause or CVD (cardiovascular disease). These rates advanced death by 3.7 years (grades II and III obesity)...
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Strawberries Reduce Cholesterol

May 1, 2014
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A group of healthy people were given 500 grams (about 18 ounces) of strawberries every day for 30 days. At the end of that time, numerous tests showed many benefits including “significantly reducing total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglycerides levels.” The authors concluded that “strawberries consumption improves plasma lipids profile, biomarkers of antioxidant...
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Sitting Hazardous to Your Health

November 19, 2013
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A number of studies have demonstrated that sitting increases all-death mortality as well as potentially shortens your lifespan. Another study adds more specific potential hazards in that “sedentary time (sitting) is associated with an (112%) increased risk of diabetes, (147% increased risk) cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular and (49% increased risk) all-cause mortality.” At this...
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Women Take Job Strain to Heart

July 30, 2013
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Everyone knows that the stresses and strains of daily living take their toll on our health. This can lead to a number of ailments, including cardiovascular disease (CVD). Many times, those stresses and strains are job related. A recent study found that job strain and highly active jobs may be more dangerous for women...
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For Men – Fitness Reduces Mortality Risks, Weight Loss Doesn’t

January 15, 2013
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A remarkable study compared fitness and weight loss to see which had the greatest impact in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease death and “all-cause mortality” (death from anything) for men. The study involved over 14,000 men with an average age of 44 years. After almost 11 ½ years, the researchers examined the results,...
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Eating Fish Reduces Cardiovascular Disease in Women

December 20, 2012
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A study of young women in their 30’s found that eating fish can help lower their risk of cardiovascular disease. The researchers followed over 48,000 women for eight years. Fish and fish oil provide n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCn3FAs) which have important anti-inflammatory qualities. In this study, the researchers found that “little or no...
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Eating Antioxidants Reduces Stroke Risk for Women

October 15, 2012
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A recent study found that women without a history of cardiovascular disease who ate the most antioxidants reduced their risk of stroke by 17%. Even those with a history of cardiovascular disease were able to reduce their stroke risk by 10% by consuming antioxidants. It’s actually easy to get a rich supply of antioxidants...
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Chocolate Shown Good for Heart and Mind

August 2, 2012
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It isn’t often that you hear that the food you like (and thought was “bad for you”) is actually beneficial to your health. Such is the case with chocolate, that almost irresistible temptation that seems to be the base of most desserts. A study presented in Paris found that “the highest levels of chocolate...
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