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How to adjust your diet to help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol, prevent migraines, relieve arthritis and prevent lots of chronic diseases?

Watermelon extract shows blood pressure benefits: Human data

August 13, 2012

The extract, a rich source of the amino acids l-citrulline and l-arginine, was associated with reductions in systolic and diastolic blood pressure in the arm of 15.1 and 7.6 mmHg, respectively, according to results published in the American Journal of Hypertension. Researchers from Florida State University also report similar reductions in blood pressure measured...
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Grapes may help reduce heart ailments

August 11, 2012

STORRS, Conn., Aug. 10 (UPI) — Eating grapes may help people with metabolic syndrome — conditions that raise the risk of heart disease, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Maria Luz Fernandez and Jacqueline Barona, a doctoral student in Fernandez’ lab at the Department of Nutritional Sciences of the University of Connecticut, recruited men ages 30-70...
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Grapefruit Juice May Give Boost to Cancer Treatment

August 7, 2012

TUESDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) — In a small study of patients with incurable cancer, drinking 8 ounces of grapefruit juice a day boosted the effect of a drug they were given during the study. Although some participants had a response, tumors did not disappear after using the drug, which is mostly used to...
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Vegetarian diet and influence health

August 6, 2012

Meat causes high blood pressure and heart problems, but vegetarian food often fails to provide some vital nutrients Eating less meat reduces the risk of heart problems and more vegetables mean lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Photo: Shutterstock It does not matter whether or not you are a vegetarian; the most important thing is...
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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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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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