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Healthy Eating Can Prevent a Second Heart Attack

Many patients rely on their medications to treat heart disease and reduce their risks for a cardiac event, but research indicates that consuming a heart-healthy diet significantly improves their chances for a healthier life. Mahshid Dehghan, a nutritionist at McMaster University’s Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) states that some patients do not feel the need to eat heart-healthy food because they are already taking medications for high blood pressure and high cholesterol. However, he emphasizes that diet medication has important benefits in addition to taking cardiac medications such as aspirin, beta-blockers, lipid-lowering drugs, and more. The study, which was published […]

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Omega-3 from New Dairy Products

The American Heart Association recommends that adults must eat at least two servings of fatty fish per week to obtain omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to decrease the risk of heart disease, reduce triglyceride levels, slow the formation of atherosclerotic plaque, and lower blood pressure. Research has also suggested that omega-3 fatty acids are helpful in reducing inflammation, promoting infant brain development, and supporting brain function.  However, not many people are able to include fish in their regular diets, and one of the reasons may be the taste and smell, which may not be agreeable to many people. Food […]

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Mistletoe Extract Helps Fight Colon Cancer

People think of mistletoe as one of the important symbols of Christmas, but scientists have found that its extract also has the potential to be an alternative treatment for colon cancer. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in the Western world. While mistletoe extract is already being used by colon cancer patients in Europe, patients from other countries like the United States and Australia are not yet benefiting from it because of a lack of scientific testing. Scientists at the University of Adelaide in Australia have recently taken an interest in how mistletoe extract could […]

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Research to Prove Fruits Improve Blood Vessel Health

The benefits of eating fruits and vegetables are well known and accepted, but mechanisms by which they affect certain conditions are still unclear. Recently, researchers at the University of Warwick and manufacturer Unilever have collaborated to determine whether the nutrients in common fruits and vegetables could help improve vascular health and protect them from type-2 diabetes. The scientists hypothesize that nutrients found in these foods help to turn on defense mechanisms in the walls of blood vessels which protect them from damage related to the aging process, and that they also help to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. […]

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Tips to Control Blood Sugar, Reduce Diabetes Risk

November has been designated National Diabetes Month, giving more reason for many experts to focus on type 2 diabetes, a disease that is rising at an alarming rate in the US. The 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet reports that over 8% of the American population has diabetes type 2, a condition in which the body cannot regulate blood sugar levels, resulting in serious complications like nerve damage, heart disease, poor wound healing, and kidney failure. Dr. Maoshing Ni, author of the best-selling book, “Secrets of Longevity,” writes that the best way to manage diabetes is to maintain blood sugar levels […]

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