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Tart Cherries May Reduce Risk of Stroke

Millions of Americans suffer from metabolic syndrome, a condition characterized by a group of risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Its treatment often includes PPAR agonists, a class of drugs that help regulate fat and glucose metabolism. However, long-term use of these drugs has been linked with side effects that are liked to increased risk for stroke. New research from the University of Michigan Cardioprotection Research Laboratory suggests that tart cherries may provide similar cardiovascular benefits as PPAR agonists, but can also reduce the risk of stroke, whether they are taken alone or with the medications. […]

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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 […]

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