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  1. Hyperinsulinemia: A Risk Factor for Prostate Cancer and Heart Attacks

    Hyperinsulinemia: A Risk Factor for Prostate Cancer and Heart Attacks
    Insulin is a peptide hormone made by beta cells of the pancreas. It controls carbohydrate and fat metabolism, causing cells in the liver, skeletal muscles and fat tissue to absorb glucose from the blood. In the liver and skeletal muscles, glucose is stored as glycogen, and in fat cells (adipocytes)...
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  2. Benefits of Gratitude

    Benefits of Gratitude
    What we think and how we approach life can have a profound impact on how we feel. In the last couple of years, scientists and researches have discovered that meditation, for example, produces tangible benefits in health. Meditation has actually been shown to have neuro-protective benefi...
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  3. The Role Of Inflammation In Heart Disease

    The Role Of Inflammation In Heart Disease
    Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the US today. Heart disease is caused by a process called atherosclerosis in which fatty deposits called plaques gradually build up in coronary arteries, causing blockages that restrict blood flow to the heart. One out of every 2 Americans over the a...
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  4. Sipping Hibiscus Tea Can Help Lower Blood Pressure

    Sipping Hibiscus Tea Can Help Lower Blood Pressure
    Ah, tea… for us tea-lovers, it’s like a hug in a cup. But tea brings with it many more benefits than just ‘simply’ pleasure. Different types of tea offer different sorts of therapeutic benefits and medicinal properties. According to research, the lovely Hibiscus sabdariffa plant ...
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  5. What is Your Risk of Developing Heart Disease in Later Life?

    What is Your Risk of Developing Heart Disease in Later Life?
    A British report on Age and Aging recently looked at four lifestyle factors that affected the overall risk of senior women suffering disablement or disease in the following seven years. The study focused on women in their 60s and 70s and looked at their current lifestyle in terms of smoking, alco...
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  6. Three Biomarkers to Reduce Stroke Risk

    Three Biomarkers to Reduce Stroke Risk
    Did you know that simple changes in your lifestyle can reduce the risk of stroke by 60%? This fact was released in a recent study published in Stroke magazine. Every year, around 795,000 US residents suffer from a stroke. It is the fourth leading cause of death, but those who survive are often le...
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  7. Reduced Inflammation (NOT Cholesterol) is the Key to Heart Health

    Reduced Inflammation (NOT Cholesterol) is the Key to Heart Health
    According to the American Heart Association, 75 million Americans currently have heart disease, and the numbers are growing. While many in the American medical community continue to insist that heart disease is caused by high cholesterol, a new paradigm is being offered for consideration. ...
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  8. Omega 3 Fats And Heart Disease Risk

    Omega 3 Fats And Heart Disease Risk
    Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), also known simply as omega-3 fats are essential dietary fats which the body cannot make on its own, so they have to be consumed regularly via the diet. Omega-3 fats play a crucial role in brain function as well as in normal growth and development dur...
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  9. Three Unusual Heartburn Triggers

    Three Unusual Heartburn Triggers
    Heartburn, especially serious heartburn, will disrupt the lives of those that suffer from the condition. Eliminating heartburn can be complicated as it can stem from genetic factors to food allergies and food choices. Adding yet another level of complexity to the heartburn equation is ...
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  10. Dangers of Statins as You Age

    Dangers of Statins as You Age
    There's no doubt that lowering your cholesterol can be a health benefit, but taking statins to do so may do more harm than good for older patients, according to recent studies. Most doctors agree that prescribing statins should be on an individual case-by-case basis, weighing the risk of heart di...
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