Eating fruits and vegetables reduces lung disease risk

Research, published this week in Thorax, finds a link between eating greater quantities of fruits and vegetables and lung health. They found it lowered the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in former and current smokers. Consuming more fruit and veg might stave off lung disease. The health benefits of eating a range of fruits and vegetables are well documented; reams of research has already made this clear. For instance, increasing their consumption Read more [...]
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Is shrimp high in cholesterol? Nutritional and heart health information

Eating shrimp as part of a balanced diet is not only safe but can offer a person several key nutrients. Doctors previously recommended against eating shrimp as part of a heart-healthy diet, citing the high levels of cholesterol. However, after years of research and better understanding of what contributes to heart disease and higher cholesterol, scientists now consider eating shrimp to be an excellent addition to a well-rounded diet. Contents of this article: Is shrimp Read more [...]
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Lou Gehrig’s disease: Mercury in fish, seafood could be risk factor

A recent study uncovers evidence that consuming higher levels of mercury through fish and seafood may be a risk factor for Lou Gehrig's disease. Although more studies are needed, being mindful of the mercury levels in certain fish is advised. High levels of mercury in the diet might increase the risk of developing Lou Gehrig's disease. Lou Gehrig's disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), is a rare group of progressive neurological conditions that affect Read more [...]
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Cholesterol test: Uses, what to expect, results

High cholesterol levels cause plaque to build up, which can block or narrow arteries, leading to heart attacks and other major health issues. Testing cholesterol is an easy way to check a person's risk for developing heart disease. Contents of this article: What is a cholesterol test? What to expect with the test What do the results mean? Treatment options for high cholesterol What is a cholesterol test? A lipid panel or lipid profile Read more [...]
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Carbs help the body recover after intense workout

Prolonged, intense physical exercise is challenging for our immune system. In fact, evidence suggests that for a brief amount of time immediately after a workout, our body is more prone to disease. New research examines the best strategies for recovering after intense exercise. New research suggests that food high in carbs helps the body to recover after strenuous physical activity. In the long run, physical exercise is extremely beneficial for our health. Scientific evidence Read more [...]
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Vitamin B-3 successfully prevents glaucoma in mice

There is currently no cure for the group of eye diseases that make up glaucoma. However, new research points to a way of preventing the disease, as vitamin B-3 has been proven effective as a treatment in mice. New mouse study shows that treatment with vitamin B-3 is effective against glaucoma. The research - led by Jackson Laboratory professor and Howard Hughes medical investigator Simon W.M. John - investigates the effect of vitamin B-3 on mice that had been genetically Read more [...]
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Can honey and cinnamon help treat acne?

Acne is more than just a skincare concern. It can also be painful, persistent, and uncomfortable to the person who develops it. While prescription and other medicinal treatments can work, they may also contain harsh ingredients that can dry out the surrounding skin. Those looking for more natural remedies or for something that will clean the skin more deeply may turn to mask applications. One such mask that is rumored to treat acne is made from honey and cinnamon. While there are Read more [...]
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Dietary supplement could improve heart health

Dietary intervention could benefit heart health in those with muscular dystrophy. That's according to new research published in Experimental Physiology. If these findings are confirmed in humans, it could mean that off the shelf supplements could improve health and life expectancy. Scientists from Iowa State University, Auburn University and the University of Montana in the United States found that supplementing the mice's food with quercetin (a flavonol found in many fruits, vegetables, Read more [...]
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Mediterranean diet enriched with virgin olive oil may protect the heart

Forget chocolates and roses this Valentine's day. Instead, cook up a Mediterranean-inspired meal with lashings of virgin olive oil to win and protect your lover's heart. New research reports that a Mediterranean diet rich in virgin olive oil may boost the cardioprotective effects of "good" cholesterol. Consuming a Mediterranean diet rich in virgin olive oil may protect the heart. Montserrat Fitó, Ph.D., was the senior author of the new research and coordinator of the Cardiovascular Read more [...]
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Glucose or fructose: A new study about the impact of sugar on metabolism and cardiovascular health

The kind of consumed sugar - not only the taken quantity - can determine the risk of suffering from metabolic and vascular diseases, according to a study carried out on laboratory animals and led by Professor Marta Alegret, from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences and the Institute of Biomedicine of the University of Barcelona (IBUB). The new article, published in the journal American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology, reveals that consuming fructose has more damaging Read more [...]
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