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  1. Cholesterol: The Big Picture What Is Cholesterol? It's a waxy substance found in every cell of your body. You use it to make vitamin D and hormones like testosterone and oestrogen. It also helps digest food. Your liver makes cholesterol. Your diet also affects your cholesterol level. Cholesterol travels through your bloodstream in the form of tiny particles called lipoproteins. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) brings cholesterol to cells throughout your body. It’s known as "bad" cholesterol because it can help plaque build-up in your arteries. This can make you more likely to
  2. I am no expert on nutrition but this is what I read on nbcnews : Avocado Oil This recently popular oil has one of the highest smoke points, coming in around 271. °C This makes it ideal for an all-purpose oil or really high heat cooking. “Avocado oil is rich in monounsaturated fats, specifically oleic acid or omega-9, so it’s considered a heart-healthy oil with the potential to lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol,” says Jackie Newgent, RDN, culinary nutritionist and author of “The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook”. Newgent adds that you shouldn’t expect to get all of the same benefits of eati
  3. Chocolate Loaf Cake Ingredients · 1/4 cup natural cocoa powder · 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour · 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar* · 1 teaspoon baking soda · 1/2 teaspoon sea salt · 1/3 cup coconut oil, · 1/4 cup espresso, room temperature · 1 teaspoon vanilla extract · 1 teaspoon white vinegar · 1 cup water Directions 1. Preheat the oven to 170°C Line a 23 x 13 x 6cm loaf pan with parchment paper. 2. In a medium bowl, mix together the
  4. COVID-19: Who's at higher risk? Underlying health conditions, such as heart or lung disease, can increase your risk of developing dangerous symptoms if you become infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) symptoms can vary widely. Some people have no symptoms at all, while others become so sick that they eventually need mechanical assistance to breathe. The risk of developing dangerous symptoms of COVID-19 may be increased in people who are older and also in people of any age who have other serious health problems — such as heart or l
  5. Mysterious Heart Damage Hitting COVID-19 Patients While the focus of the COVID-19 pandemic has been on respiratory problems and securing enough ventilators, doctors on the front lines are grappling with a new medical mystery.In addition to lung damage, many COVID-19 patients are also developing heart problems — and dying of cardiac arrest. As more data comes in from China and Italy, as well as Washington state and New York, more cardiac experts are coming to believe the COVID-19 virus can infect the heart muscle. An initial study found cardiac damage in as many as 1 in 5 patients, l
  6. What happens to people's lungs when they get coronavirus? Respiratory physician John Wilson explains the range of Covid-19 impacts, from no symptoms to severe illness featuring pneumonia What became known as Covid-19, or the coronavirus, started in late 2019 as a cluster of pneumonia cases with an unknown cause. The cause of the pneumonia was found to be a new virus – severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or Sars-CoV-2. The illness caused by the virus is Covid-19. Now declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the majority of people who contract Co
  7. If You're Panicking About the Coronavirus, Stop Yourself by Trying These 7 Methods It’s hard not to be overwhelmed by all the news coverage on the coronavirus. If you are experiencing heightened levels of anxiety, here are some tips to support your mental and emotional health. It’s hard to escape the coronavirus updates, especially when it’s talked about all over the media. As much as it’s important to stay healthy physically, it’s also important to stay healthy mentally—and not go into panic mode. As a social being, you are conditioned by the environment to respond to changes
  8. Olive Oil Could Help Lower Your Heart Disease Risk If you love to drizzle a bit of olive oil on your salad, a new study suggests a side benefit to that tasty fat: a lower risk of heart disease. The research, funded by the National Institutes of Health, found that people who had more than half a tablespoon of olive oil daily had a 21% lower risk of heart disease. And, if you replace a teaspoon of butter, margarine or mayonnaise with the same amount of olive oil, your risk of heart disease and stroke may drop by 5%, the study found. "The take-home message from our s
  9. After Heart Attack, Following Doctor's Orders Greatly Boosts Survival Heart attack survivors receive a laundry list of tasks from their doctors as they leave the hospital, all aimed at improving their heart health. It would be understandable to look at the list with a raised eyebrow and ask just how important all of it is. Vitally important, it turns out. Heart patients who follow all of their doctor's recommendations have a much lower risk of death than those who only follow some or most of them, according to a new study published March 5 in the Journal of the American Hea
  10. Cholesterol Drugs Might Help Curb Prostate Cancers Drugs that many men with prostate cancer might already be taking -- cholesterol-lowering statins -- may help extend their survival if they have a "high-risk" form of the disease, new research suggests. High-risk patients include men with high blood levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA) and a "Gleason score" of 8 or more. Gleason scores are a calculation used to gauge prognosis in prostate cancer. Men with a high Gleason score may develop difficult-to-treat cancers. Prior research had suggested that statins and the diabetes d
  11. Experts Predict Dairy Industry Could Disappear In 10 Years Dairy sales are declining. As consumers become aware of the health risks and opt for more vegan options, experts say this could be the end of milk. Consumers are growing weary of dairy. Sales of milk continue to drop – recent data released by the Dairy Farmers of America showed a $1.1 billion loss in revenue for the dairy industry in 2018 — an eight percent drop over 2017. The decline is far more systemic and dire for dairy producers in the U.S. and across the globe — milk consumption is at a fraction of where it was in
  12. Heart Health: Time for a Diet Change? The Best Thing You Can Do for Your Heart There’s a lot you can do to keep your heart well. Exercise done regularly is key. So are stress relief and not smoking. But many cardiologists and health experts say diet is especially important for heart health. “If I could pick one thing for people to do to reduce their risk of heart disease and heart disease-related death, it would be changing how they eat,” says Kim Williams Sr., MD, chief of cardiology at Rush University Medical Centre in Chicago and a past president of the American Colleg
  13. Do We Really Need to Drink Milk? Cow’s milk is creamy, filling, and delicious ice-cold, and decades of advertising have sold it to Americans as a food that “does a body good.” Dairy products are rich in calcium and protein, and they have long been promoted as important for helping kids grow and helping kids and adults build and maintain strong bones. But does dairy deserve its health halo? The current U.S. dietary guidelines recommend that just about everyone eat three servings of dairy a day. Now, in a new review, Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, a professor of nutrition and epidemiol
  14. Doctors working on a clinical trial for treatment of heart disease held back key data, Newsnight has been told. The Excel trial tested whether stents were as effective as open-heart surgery at treating patients with a heart problem called left main disease. The data suggested more people fitted with stents were dying after three years. It was eventually published - but only after treatment guidelines that partly relied on the trial had been written. These guidelines recommend both stents and heart surgery for certain patients with left main disease. Trial authors defen
  15. Vegan Cheddar Cheese Ingredients • 1/2 cup water • 2 tablespoons agar powder, or 2 teaspoons kappa carrageenan • 1/2 cup water • 1/2 cup cashews • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped seeds removed • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes • 2 tablespoons lemon juice • 2 tablespoons coconut milk • 2 tablespoons coconut oil • 1 tablespoon tapioca starch • 1 tablespoon non-GMO corn-starch • 1 teaspoon granulated onion powder • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder • 1 teaspoon salt • Pinch Cayenne pepper, optional Instruc
  16. THE COMPLETE NUT CHEESE GUIDE You don’t have to give up cheese if you give up dairy. Inhale, exhale — everything is going to be alright. Vegan cheese is no longer what it once was. Today’s dairy-free cheeses taste like the real thing, from individually-wrapped slices that make the most beautiful vegan grilled cheese to artisan nut cheeses for pairing with wine (or non-alcoholic sparkling fruit juice) and crackers. Is Cheese Healthy? The question of the day: is cheese healthy? Many of us were raised to believe that cheese is part of a healthy diet. The old food pyramid recommend
  17. There's a Virus Spreading in U.S. That's Killed 10,000: The Flu Folks fretting about the coronavirus are forgetting there's another virus already running rampant in the United States, one that's killed nearly 20 times as many people in this country alone. Influenza has already taken the lives of 10,000 Americans this season, according to the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 19 million have caught the flu, and an estimated 180,000 became so ill they landed in the hospital. By comparison, there are 12 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United Sta
  18. Vegetarian Diet Healthy When You Have Type 2? Plant-based diets are becoming more and more popular. Some people go vegetarian or vegan for ethical reasons—for the welfare of animals and the planet. Others are focused on the health benefits of eliminating animal products, like avoiding excess hormones and antibiotics. Whatever the reason, there are many benefits to eating more plant-based foods, such as boosting fibre intake and getting in a good dose of antioxidants. But what does this mean for those living with diabetes? Are the health benefits the same? How does going vegetarian
  19. Dear Shannon I am just a lay person, a patient but my cardiologist said that Nuclear stress test or Coronary Angiogram can detect coronary blockages. However, the best person to guide you on this is your cardiologist. This site may be helpful https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/tests-your-doctor-may-order-to-determine-whether-you-have-heart-disease
  20. EARLY DEATH RISK DROPS BY MORE THAN 30% ON MEAT-FREE DIET A meat-free diet could cut the risk of premature death by as much as one-third, according to Harvard scientists. According to the study from Harvard Medical School, at least 200,000 lives could be saved each year by going vegetarian. The figures, presented at the Unite to Cure Fourth International Vatican Conference in Vatican City in April 2018, looked purely at how diet affects health, The Telegraph reported. “We have just been doing some calculations looking at the question of how much could we reduce mortality shiftin
  21. How Effective is Body Cooling in Patients that Experience Cardiac Arrest? A new nationwide clinical trial hopes to discover if patients that experience cardiac arrest survive more often and have a better recovery based on how long they have their body temperature cooled. While body temperature cooling is not a new treatment tactic for patients who experience cardiac arrest, a new clinical trial hopes to better understand the optimal amount of time for targeted temperature management. “Cardiac arrest is a common and devastating cardiac and neurological emergency affecting almost
  22. Is it safe to go vegan in older age? The diet takes vegetarianism to the extreme and poses a risk for nutrient deficiency. But it does offer health benefits. If tofu turkey and meatless meatloaf are on your holiday menu this year, you may have made the switch to a vegetarian diet, eliminating at least some animal protein. But how much animal protein can you safely cut out of your diet? Vegetarian diet benefits Among the many types of vegetarian diets, three are particularly common: a pescatarian diet allows seafood; a lacto-ovo diet allows dairy products and eggs; finally,
  23. Healthy habits 'deliver extra disease-free decade' Women can gain 10 and men seven years of life free of cancer, heart problems and type-2 diabetes from a healthy lifestyle, a study in the BMJ suggests. They must exercise regularly, drink in moderation only, have a healthy weight and good diet and not smoke. The US research is based on 111,000 people tracked for more than 20 years. Lead author Dr Frank Hu, of Harvard School of Public Health, in Boston, said the study had "a positive message for the public". "They gain not just more years of life but good years t
  24. Running your first marathon ‘makes you four years younger’ in heart health Running a marathon for the first time can reverse key markers of ageing by four years, a British study has found. The research on novice runners who tackled the London Marathon found they experienced a significant reduction in artery stiffness and blood pressure – cutting their chance of heart attacks and strokes. Scientists said the changes were equivalent to a four year reduction in vascular age. The greatest benefits were seen among those who were older, male and slower runners. Researchers
  25. AI 'outperforms' doctors diagnosing breast cancer Artificial intelligence is more accurate than doctors in diagnosing breast cancer from mammograms, a study in the journal Nature suggests. An international team, including researchers from Google Health and Imperial College London, designed and trained a computer model on X-ray images from nearly 29,000 women. The algorithm outperformed six radiologists in reading mammograms. AI was still as good as two doctors working together. Unlike humans, AI is tireless. Experts say it could improve detection. How good
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