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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Three 10-Minute Workout More Effective Than Single 30-Minute Bout

July 28, 2012
Three 10-Minute Workout More Effective Than Single 30-Minute Bout

“Every four years, the summer Olympics get people excited to exercise,” says Glenn Gaesser, a professor and director of the Healthy Lifestyles Research Center at Arizona State University, who oversaw a new study about exercise and high blood pressure that was inspired in part by the coming games in London. The streets and gyms...
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Fish Oil Doesn’t Lower Heart Risk in Diabetics

July 28, 2012
Fish Oil Doesn’t Lower Heart Risk in Diabetics

July 25, 2012 — If you have diabetes or prediabetes, fish oil supplements might not be so helpful after all in cutting heart disease risk. That’s the conclusion of a large study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Fish oil supplements contain omega-3 fatty acids. The American Heart Association says omega-3s have...
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2 apples a day cut women’s heart disease risk

July 28, 2012

London, July 27 (ANI): Eating just two apples a day could help protect women against heart disease by cutting their cholesterol levels, a new study has revealed. Scientists found that apples significantly lowered blood fat levels in postmenopausal women, the group which is most at risk of heart attacks and strokes. Snacking on the...
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Understanding Diabetes

July 28, 2012

DIABETES Mellitus is a disease in which blood sugar (glucose) levels are abnormally high because the body does not produce enough of the hormone insulin or the body fails to respond to insulin. When sugar from food is absorbed into the bloodstream, the pancreas responds by producing insulin. Insulin plays a key role in...
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Diagnosing Heart Disease, Faster

July 28, 2012
Diagnosing Heart Disease, Faster

When a patient comes to the emergency room with chest pains, doctors need to figure out quickly if there’s a cardiac problem or if, instead, the cause of the pain is something more benign, like heartburn. That’s not always easy, and it’s not always cheap. But adding one extra test, a new study shows,...
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Most Prostate Cancer Patients Don’t Die From the Disease: Study

July 28, 2012

FRIDAY, July 27 (HealthDay News) — Men with prostate cancer are more likely to die from other conditions, such as heart disease, than from their cancer, a new study finds. Living a healthy lifestyle that helps prevent chronic diseases can prolong life even among men with prostate cancer, the researchers added. “Our study is...
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Curcumin capsules found to curb diabetes risk

July 28, 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Supplements containing a compound in curry spice may help prevent diabetes in people at high risk, a small clinical trial suggests. Researchers found that over nine months, a daily dose of curcumin seemed to prevent new cases of diabetes among people with so-called prediabetes – abnormally high blood sugar...
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How to reduce the risk of diabetes

July 24, 2012
How to reduce the risk of diabetes

Diabetes is a progressive disease with no cure, can strike virtually anyone from children to adults, and is on the rise. The American Diabetes Center reports that in 2011, 25.8 million U.S. children and adults were diabetics, representing 8.3 percent of the population, with 1.9 million new cases of diabetes reported in adults over...
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Checking blood pressure levels regularly is important

July 24, 2012

About 73 million people in America over the age of 20 have high blood pressure; that translates into one in three adults. Many people go for years without being diagnosed, because there may not be any symptoms until a heart attack or stroke; therefore, checking blood pressure levels regularly is important. Because it is...
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Severely Obese Kids at Risk for Heart Disease

July 24, 2012

Two-thirds of severely obese children are at risk for heart disease, according to a new Danish study. Of the 255 severely obese children in the study, 56 percent had high blood pressure, 54 percent had high cholesterol levels, 14 percent had high fasting blood glucose(a risk factor for diabetes), and 1 percent had Type...
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Fresh produce are good for bad cholesterol, depression, high blood pressure

July 24, 2012

CNN — Bad cholesterol, depression, high blood pressure; these are all conditions that often prompt a trip to the pharmacy. But now, physicians are administering a different treatment entirely: produce. Doctors at select clinics across the country are writing some obese patients “prescriptions” for fruits and vegetables. The Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program provides...
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Diabetes Risk From Cosmetics And Food Packaging

July 17, 2012

According to a new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers found a possible connection between compounds used in the manufacture of perfumes, scented lotions, food packaging and diabetes, especially in women. Hidden in those products is a type of chemical called phthalates. Most people in the United States are exposed to...
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Beating out high blood pressure

July 16, 2012

Being healthy is not an impossible feat. Eating healthily, exercising frequently and watching your everyday lifestyle is all that is needed, but while these are simple steps, it can be difficult to constantly keep yourself in check. This can lead to problems with your health, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, or obesity....
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High blood pressure risk in later life for teenage girls on the Pill

July 16, 2012
High blood pressure risk in later life for teenage girls on the Pill

  Teenage girls who are on the Pill are at risk of having high blood pressure in later life, according to research. Scientists have found that even those who have been taking the contraceptive for only a few months have readings which are significantly higher than those of other girls. Doctors have long known...
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HEALTH: Heart disease in men can be fought head-on

July 16, 2012

One big problem for men is a lot of them don’t manage their blood pressure as well as women do, he says. “It’s better than it was 10 years ago, but women still do better.” High blood pressure is the most significant risk factor for heart disease, Tomaselli says. It means the blood running...
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Diabetes Summer Health Guide: Seven Tips to Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses

July 8, 2012

MINNETONKA, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– This summer, UnitedHealth Group’s Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance (DPCA) is reminding the nearly 26 million Americans living with diabetes that they are at higher risk for serious, heat-related illness, and offers tips for enjoying a safe, healthy and fun-filled season. “Summer is a great time to head outdoors to the...
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Am I destined to inherit my mom’s high blood pressure?

July 8, 2012

The question My mother has been on beta-blockers for high blood pressure for most of her adult life. I’m a woman, about to turn 36, and have never had any problems with my blood pressure. Should I be worried about heart disease? The answer It’s good that you’re aware of this situation because it...
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Why a low-fat diet might not be helping your heart… unless you eat ‘good fats’ as well

July 8, 2012
Why a low-fat diet might not be helping your heart… unless you eat ‘good fats’ as well

Warning: A low-fat diet may only protect you against heart disease if you also eat ‘good fats’, a study has found If you’ve carefully been avoiding fatty foods to take care of your heart, here’s a word of warning. A low-fat diet may not protect against heart disease unless you eat ‘good fats’ too,...
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17 Ways to Safeguard Heart

July 8, 2012

Twenty years ago, when Nieca Goldberg was in medical school, heart disease was known as a “man’s disease”―something most apt to befall a 55-year-old businessman. Today the disease is the number one killer of U.S. women, claiming nearly 500,000 lives annually. Goldberg, now 50, devotes her career to helping fellow females protect their hearts...
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Strawberries prevent heart disease, diabetes

July 8, 2012

London, July 6 (IANS) Strawberries, the traditional summer treat, could offer unexpected health benefits of preventing development of heart disease and diabetes, says a study. University of Warwick scientists have been studying the beneficial effects of strawberries on cardiovascular health, particularly around how they prevent the development of heart disease and diabetes. Paul Thornalley,...
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