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  1. 'Intermittent Fasting' Diet Could Boost Your Health Here comes the new year, and with it hordes of folks looking for ways to fulfill resolutions to eat healthy. Intermittent fasting is a legitimate option they might want to consider, claims a new review in the Dec. 26 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. "The state of the science on intermittent fasting has evolved to the point that it now can be considered as one approach, with exercise and healthy food, to improving and maintaining health as a lifestyle approach," said senior author Mark Mattson, a neuroscientist with
  2. Carbohydrates and Cholesterol Levels Not all carbohydrates are equal -- especially when it comes to their effect on cholesterol. Some carbohydrates raise cholesterol, while others lower it. You find carbohydrates in breads, cereals, grains, milk, yogurt, fruits, vegetables, and foods that contain added sugars. All carbs are converted into glucose -- which is also known as blood sugar -- in the body and carbs can be used immediately for energy or stored for later use. Research suggests that the quantity and type of carbohydrates consumed can affect cholesterol. Cholesterol and Triglyc
  3. Cholesterol levels in young adults can predict heart disease risk A recent study investigates the relationship between cholesterol levels in young adulthood and cardiovascular risk in later life — with interesting recommendations for further research. Research has already well documented that high cholesterol levels can lead to heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States, and stroke, the fifth leading cause of death. Cholesterol is a fatty substance that the liver and foods we eat, such as eggs, cheese, and certain meat products produce. Cholesterol is ne
  4. Fatty Diets Tied to Leading Cause of Vision Loss in Seniors - Diets heavy in red meat and fatty foods could help spur a leading cause of vision loss in older Americans, new research suggests. The study found that people who ate more typical Western diets were three times more likely to develop an eye condition that robs you of your central vision -- late-stage age-related macular degeneration. "What you eat seems to be important to your vision, and to whether or not you have vision loss later in life," said study lead author Amy Millen. She's an associate professor in the depart
  5. Eggs and cholesterol: Is industry funded research misleading? Whether dietary cholesterol increases levels of cholesterol in the blood is a controversial topic. Although many researchers have investigated this question, a recent review asks whether industry funding has slanted the overall results. Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is essential for good health as it is an important structural component of cell walls. Our liver can produce all of the cholesterol that we need, but we also consume it in animal products. As cholesterol circulates the body, it can cause problems. L
  6. Ultra-processed foods may raise the risk of type 2 diabetes Sugary drinks, packaged snacks, and ready-made meals all count as ultra-processed foods — that is, foods that contain a higher number of additives and last longer because of the added preservatives. New research suggests that these foods also raise the risk of type 2 diabetes. Sugary drinks, packaged snacks, and ready-made meals all count as ultra-processed foods — that is, foods that contain a higher number of additives and last longer because of the added preservatives. New research suggests that these foods also raise t
  7. Black Patients May Not Gain Heart Benefit From Low-Dose Aspirin The daily use of low-dose aspirin against heart disease may have taken another knock. New research shows that the practice may not provide black Americans with any lowering of their heart attack risk. Researchers analysed 11 years of data from more than 65,000 people, ages 40-79, living in the American Southeast. More than two-thirds of the participants were black, and about two-thirds were at high risk for heart attack or stroke at the start of the study period. Taking low-dose aspirin was associated wi
  8. Stroke: Excessive sleep may raise risk by 85% Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide and in the United States, specifically. New research finds that excessive sleep considerably raises the risk of this cardiovascular problem. Share on Pinterest New research suggests that people who take long naps in the day may be at a higher risk of stroke. Globally, 15 million Trusted Source people experience a stroke each year. Almost 6 million of these people die as a result, and 5 million go on to live with a disability. In the U.S., over 795,000 Trusted Source
  9. What to know about CoQ10 and its dosage? Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10, is a naturally occurring chemical that exists in almost every cell of the human body. CoQ10 carries out several vital roles, including promoting energy production and neutralising harmful particles called free radicals. A deficiency in CoQ10 can adversely affect a person's health. People can get CoQ10 through foods and supplements. In this article, we discuss the benefits, side effects, and recommended dosages of CoQ10. What is CoQ10? Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10, is a naturally occurring chemical that exists in almo
  10. Low-Dose Aspirin Might Cut Cancer Risk Daily low-dose aspirin might reduce your risk of dying from cancer, particularly if you've packed on a few extra pounds, researchers say. Taking aspirin three or more times a week is associated with a lower risk of cancer death as well as death for any reason, a new study report. Aspirin's protective effect appears particularly pronounced among people who are overweight -- those with a body mass index of 25 to 29.9, the results show. Low-dose aspirin reduced overall cancer death risk by 15% and all-cause death by 19% among more than 14
  11. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion (chopped) 2 large stalks celery(chopped) 4 cloves garlic (pressed) 1 red medium bell pepper (chopped) 1 cup carrot (chopped or chopped pumpkin if available) 1 heaping tablespoon sweet paprika 3 teaspoons turmeric 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 bay leaf 1 tablespoon hot sauce 450 grams can tomatoes (chopped) 5 cups vegetable stock 280 grams green beans (frozen or fresh) 1 large leaf chard (cut into thin strips, or spinach or kale) Preparation
  12. Religion vs. Spirituality: What Is the Difference? You may have heard—or even used—the terms religion and spirituality interchangeably. But while they aren’t diametric opposites, neither are they the same. Learn how to tell the difference between religion and spirituality. For thousands of years, humanity has passionately pursued the Truth with a capital T—the ultimate answers to life and the universe. This perennial knowledge constitutes the answers to what are often called the soul questions: Who am I? What do I want? What is my purpose? What is the meaning o
  13. Surgeons withdraw support for heart disease advice European clinical guidelines on how to treat a major form of heart disease are under review following a BBC Newsnight investigation. Europe's professional body for heart surgeons has withdrawn support for the guidelines, saying it was "a matter of serious concern" that some patients may have had the wrong advice. Guidelines recommended both stents and heart surgery for low-risk patients. But trial data leaked to Newsnight raises doubts about this conclusion. Thousands of people in the UK and hundreds of th
  14. How to Fit Meditation into Your Day Sometimes the biggest challenge in learning a new skill or practice like meditation is learning how to fit it into your routine. Most everyone has those days when it is a feat to even have showered, let alone setting time aside to sit quietly and meditate. Here you will learn how to fit your meditation practice into your busy day—perhaps when you need it the most. Give the skills outlined below a try for one week. Consider it a one-week experiment in learning how to take what you've learned into the "real world." Make a commitment to follow the
  15. The Risks of Having an Exercise Addiction While it may not necessarily sound like a bad thing to everyone, exercise addiction can lead to real problems, so you may be wondering, what is exercise addiction? After all, numerous studies have demonstrated the physical and emotional health benefits of regular exercise — it is essential to our well-being. Unlike many other addictive behaviours, we are encouraged to exercise more. However, there is such a thing as exercise addiction — and it can have harmful consequences. Characteristics of Exercise Addiction Several characterist
  16. 7 Blue Zone Foods to Include in Your Diet For a long life and better health, try boosting your intake of foods that people living in Blue Zones have in their diet. A concept developed by National Geographic Fellow and author Dan Buettner, Blue Zones are areas across the globe where people tend to live the longest and have remarkably low rates of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity. With their strikingly high concentrations of individuals who live to be over 100-years-old, Blue Zones include the following regions: Ikaria, Greece; Okinawa, Japan; the province of Ogliastra in S
  17. The sweet danger of sugar Too much added sugar can be one of the greatest threats to cardiovascular disease. Here's how to curb your sweet habit. Sugar has a bittersweet reputation when it comes to health. Sugar occurs naturally in all foods that contain carbohydrates, such as fruits and vegetables, grains, and dairy. Consuming whole foods that contain natural sugar is okay. Plant foods also have high amounts of fibre, essential minerals, and antioxidants, and dairy foods contain protein and calcium. Since your body digests these foods slowly, the sugar in them offers a s
  18. Low-dose aspirin 1. About low-dose aspirin Daily low-dose aspirin is a blood thinning medicine. Aspirin is also known as acetylsalicylic acid. Low-dose aspirin helps to prevent heart attacks and strokes in people at high risk of them. Your doctor may suggest that you take a daily low dose if you have had a stroke or a heart attack to help stop you having another one. Or, if you're at high risk of heart attack - for example, if you have had heart surgery or if you have chest pain caused by heart disease (angina). Only take daily low-dose aspirin if your doctor recommends it. Lo
  19. Life Expectancy Shrinks for America's Working-Age Adults Despair, as evidenced in rising rates of drug abuse and suicide, may be eroding the average life expectancy of Americans, a new study finds. Deaths among working-age adults, especially, have been increasing in the United States for decades, particularly in economically struggling parts of the nation such as the "Rust Belt" and Appalachia, the researchers reported. These early deaths are causing average life expectancy to decline in the United States. U.S. life expectancy dropped between 2014 and 2017, even while
  20. Roasted Cauliflower and Lentil Tacos with Creamy Chipotle Sauce INGREDIENTS Cauliflower 1 large head of cauliflower, sliced into bite-sized florets 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper Seasoned lentils 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup chopped yellow or white onion 2 large garlic cloves, pressed or minced 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 3/4 cup brown lentils, picked over for debris and rinsed 2 cups vegetable broth or water Chipotle sauce 1/3 cup mayonnaise (vegan) 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 to 3 tablespoons adob
  21. Study Casts Doubt on Angioplasty, Bypass for Many Heart Patients Bypass operations, angioplasty and the placement of artery-opening stents: For decades, millions of Americans have undergone these expensive, invasive procedures to help treat clogged vessels. However, the results of a large and long-awaited clinical trial suggest that, in most cases, these procedures may not have provided any benefit over medications and lifestyle changes. In fact, people treated with meds and healthy changes in lifestyle wound up about as healthy as those who underwent an invasive procedure to open
  22. Are Low-Calorie Sweeteners Bad for You? Marquita Adams, 46 of Alexandria, VA, whips out her little bottle of Splenda Zero from her pocket and squirts it twice into her coffee. She also squirts Crystal Light into her water a few times a week for “a little pizazz.” These products contain no-calorie sweeteners that are hundreds to even thousands of times sweeter than regular table sugar. Consumers turn to them for weight loss and/or to control their blood sugar. Type 2 diabetes runs in Adams’ family. “When I learnt 2 years ago that I was prediabetic, I switched from using natural s
  23. Understanding Heart Disease -- Diagnosis and Treatment How Do I Know If I Have Heart Disease? In diagnosing heart disease, a doctor will first ask you for a description of symptoms and your medical history. Your physical condition also will be assessed through a standard medical exam. Listening to the heart for swishing or whooshing sounds, collectively known as heart murmurs, may provide important clues about heart trouble. If heart disease is suspected, further te sts are done to find out what is actually happening inside the heart. An electrocardiogram, or ECG, is usually t
  24. Vegan Tofu Lasagne with Spinach Recipe Ingredients 450 grams lasagne noodles 2 300 grams packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed 450 grams soft tofu 450 grams pound firm tofu 1 tbsp sugar 1/4 cup soy milk 1/2 tsp garlic powder 2 tbsp lemon juice 3 tbsp minced fresh basil 2 tsp salt 1 900 grams jar of tomato sauce Steps to Make It Prepare the lasagne noodles according to package directions. Drain carefully and set aside on a towel. Pre-heat oven to 176°C Squeeze the spinach as dry as possible and set aside. Place the tofu, sugar, soymilk, garlic powder, lemon juice, basil, and salt
  25. Alternative Treatments for High Cholesterol There are many alternative treatments proposed for lowering cholesterol. But before you add any supplements or alternative therapies to your diet, talk to your health care provider. Few natural products have been proven in scientific studies to reduce cholesterol, but some might be helpful. But also, some supplements may interact with other medication you're taking or have the potential for dangerous side effects. Supplements for Lowering Cholesterol Some of the herbal and nutritional supplements that may help lower cholesterol include:
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