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Surprising Health Benefits of Pomegranate

A new study shows that the tasty seeds of pomegranate may slow aging, improve heart health, stop the spread of cancer disease and have Viagra-like effects on men. The seeds add fiber as well to the diet if eaten.  Moreover, the fruit is low in calories (about 105 for the average size) and is rich in vitamin C and potassium with high levels of antioxidants. The following are its health benefits: May slow aging, because it contains polyphenols (a type of oxidant that are believed to slow aging).   According to a new study, foods rich in polyphenol, such as pomegranate […]

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A new study shows that babies born to mothers who are obese or overweight already have thickened aorta, the main artery that comes from the heart.  Moreover, this thickening of the artery is independent of birth weight.  This arterial thickening is a known risk factor for heart disease and stroke later in life.  The study was published online in the Fetal and Neonatal Edition of Archives of Disease of Childhood. Researchers studied twenty-three women who are 16 weeks pregnant.  The average age of women was 35 with BMI (body mass index) ranging from 17 to 42 kg/m2.  A BMI of […]

Continue reading Newborns of Overweight Moms at Risk for Heart Disease

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Lower Risk of Heart Disease for Vegetarians

A study shows that vegetarians have a lower risk of developing heart disease compared to meat-eaters. The lower risk may be attributable to lower blood pressure and cholesterol among the vegetarians. The findings were reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition by the research team led by Francesca Crowe at the University of Oxford. The study tracked about 45,000 residents of England and Scotland in 1990 where they disclosed their diet, lifestyle and general health and one-third of the respondents followed a vegetarian diet exclusive of fish or meat. Over the next 11-12 years, 169 of the participants died […]

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Posted in: Diet, Disease Prevention, Diseases, Food, Fruits, Healthy Eating, Heart Disease, Lifestyle, News Briefs, Vegetables

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Previous studies have shown that lack of physical activity increase the risk of metabolic syndrome.  New research findings now reveal that apart from lack of exercise, television viewing (regardless of exercise habit) at age 16 is also linked to the risk of developing metabolic syndrome at age 43. Metabolic syndrome is considered a risk factor in developing stroke, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. It is a combination of any of three metabolic disorders or conditions, including abdominal or central obesity (large waist circumference), low levels of HDL or good cholesterol, high levels of triglycerides, high blood pressure and high […]

Continue reading Sedentary Adolescents May Later Develop Chronic Disease

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A systematic review of 33 controlled clinical trials shows that people may be able to lose weight, reduce their waist circumference, and lower their bad cholesterol levels just by choosing to eat low fat foods. This suggests that they do not even have to do any form of dieting to improve their health. The report comes in response to a need to update World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on total fat intake. The trials reviewed in the new study included more than 73,000 adults and children from Europe, North America and New Zealand, who had varying states of health. The […]

Continue reading Eating Less Fatty Foods Reduces Weight and Waistline

Posted in: Disease Prevention, Fats, Food, Healthy Eating, Lifestyle, Longevity, News Briefs, Nutrition, Obesity, Overweight, Weight Gain, Weight Loss

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