Lifestyle

Even Moderate Alcohol Drinking can Raise Blood Pressure

A study described in a press release that was published March 7, 2019 by the American college of Cardiology (ACC) shows for the first time that moderate alcohol drinking is harmful rather than being protective against heart disease or stroke, as it raises blood pressure. High blood pressure (hypertension) is a leading risk for heart…

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Half of Cancer Deaths Could be Prevented by Changing Lifestyle Risk Factors

  A study published by researchers from the American Cancer Society November 21, 2017 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, showed that almost half of all cancers during the year 2014 could have been prevented. These cancers were caused by not changing preventable risks and had these lifestyle risk factors been changed the cancers…

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Super Food Broccoli May be able to Fight Aging, Osteoarthritis and Cancer

Broccoli is a Super Food More and more research is being focused on the benefits of diet and super foods to help against aging and age-related diseases. Also, scientists have been taking a look at super foods and certain kinds of diets for diseases for which no cure or effective treatment has been found. One…

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A Diabetes Drug and a Healthy Lifestyle may Protect against a Leading Cause of Low Vision and Blindness in Seniors

February is Low Vision Awareness Month February is Low Vision Awareness Month. A leading cause of low vision and blindness in seniors over age 50 is age-related macular degeneration (AMD).  Metformin, a commonly prescribed drug for diabetes was found to also protect against age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of low vision and blindness…

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Mediterranean Diet with Olive Oil and Nuts can Help Prevent Heart Disease

February is National Heart Month to raise awareness of heart disease in the United States, which is the number one cause of death. More and more doctors are recommending following a heart-healthy lifestyle to prevent heart disease. This includes consuming a Mediterranean kind of diet. During the 1950s it was noted that people living in…

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Propionate from Dietary Fiber and Good Gut Bacteria may be Heart Protective

February is American Heart Month to raise awareness about heart disease and ways to prevent it. Research shows that adding more fiber to your diet may help to lower blood pressure and prevent heart disease. Good Gut Bacteria Produced Propionate from Fiber Doctors always encourage patients to eat more fiber for good health. A study…

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