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Articles Archive - Page 16

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Are American Kids Eating Too Much Salt?
Findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicated that more than 90 percent of kids are eating far too much salt, which is not coming from the saltshaker. An estimated 3,279 milligrams of sodium was consumed daily by the American school-aged children, as stipulated in their report on September 9, 2014.

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Are Sugary Drinks Really So Bad For The Heart?
Sugary drinks could actually make people feel not as full as if they had eaten the same calories from solid food. A recent study reported that sugary drinks are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year, and insisted that such drinks should be eliminated from people’s diets.

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Can Brain Be Trained To Like Healthy Foods?
It has long been thought that once the brain changed, it could be permanent. But a recent study showed that it might be possible to actually alter how the brain reacts to high-calorie and low-calorie foods by changing one’s eating behaviors. The participants in the study could just do away the habit of indulging junk foods after 6 months of healthy eating.

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Can Heart Failure Be Cured?
Recently, scientists might discover a way to repair heart failure. A study found that paroxetine that is an antidepressant also known as Paxil could improve heart function in laboratory mice and even reverse heart damage more effectively than beta-blockers, the current standard of care for heart failure.

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Could Cynicism Cause Heart Disease And Dementia?
A Finnish study by researchers from University of Eastern Finland, Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University, Sweden, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland and other institutes found that cynical people have a higher risk of heart disease, and are more likely to develop dementia. The paper was published online May 28, 2014 in the journal ‘Neurology’.

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Does Viagra Benefit People With Heart Disease?
Viagra is a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction. Despite its various common and rare side effects, it is safe for most men except for those who take any other medications called nitrates and those who are allergic to sildenafil, as contained in Viagra. A recent paper published October 20, 2014 in journal ‘BMC Medicine’ reported that Viagra could also prevent heart muscle thickening and early-stage heart failure.

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Eating More Salt Is Acceptable?
New research suggested that healthy people could eat about twice the amount of salt that is currently recommended. An international study covering 102,216 persons in 18 countries suggested that while there is a relationship between salt intake and high blood pressure, if people do not already have high blood pressure and are not over 60 or eating too much salt, salt would not have much impact on their blood pressure.

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Eat Whole Grains To Prevent Heart Disease And Live Longer
On Jan 5, 2015, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health reported in the American Medical Association's journal ‘JAMA Internal Medicine’ that every daily serving of whole grains cut a person's risk of dying from heart disease by 9 percent and decreased the overall risk of dying from anything by 5 percent over a quarter-century.

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How Can A Simple Dietary Change Help Lose Weight?
In theory, losing weight is just a matter of controlling the intake of calories so that the body gets all it needs without gaining weight. But in reality, this is hardly an easy task. Good news for these people is that a new study revealed that a simpler approach might work: eat more of certain foods and do not worry so much about calorie counting.

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How Can Avocado Help Prevent Heart Disease?
Being rich in nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, avocado contains potassium, lutein and folic acid. It not only is a good source of B vitamins but also has vitamins C and E, and natural plant chemicals. Recent study showed that avocado could lower cholesterol and hence reduce the risk of heart disease within weeks.

 
 
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How Can Roselle Help Prevent Heart Disease?
Roselle is a species of hibiscus native to West Africa. Originally from Angola, it is now cultivated in countries like Sudan, Egypt, Thailand, Mexico and China. It is commonly used to make jelly, jam and preserves, beverage, wine, syrup, gelatin, pudding, cake, ice cream and flavoring. In United States and Europe, it is widely used as food colorings.

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How Could Unhealthy Diet Affect Children’s Health?
According to the CDC, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. Health experts attributed the obesity epidemic to sedentary lifestyle and especially unhealthy diet. A recent study revealed that American kids eat excessive amount of salt and sugar and do not eat sufficient amount of fruits and vegetables.

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How Does Stress Affect Heart Attack Recovery?
Though a previous study had actually suggested a link between higher levels of perceived stress and poorer health outcomes and death rates in older heart attack patients, there is little information available regarding this connection in younger people. In the new study, women were found to experience greater mental stress than men, and because of this, women generally recover worse than men after heart attack.

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How Is Heart Disease Treated?
Once people are diagnosed with heart disease, their doctors would present them with several treatment options. If the blockage in the heart arteries were not serious, perhaps making lifestyle changes and taking medications would help. However, if the blockages in the heart arteries…

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How Is Snow Shoveling Linked To Heart Attack?
Snow shoveling is a unique form of exertion that can be vigorous. There is no doubt that physical activity performed over the long term could actually benefit one’s health by lowering the risk of heart disease and other medical disorders. But vigorous exercise might also acutely increase the immediate risk of cardiac event.

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How Should Diabetes Be Managed?
One way to manage diabetes is to avoid certain foods like refined carbohydrates, and added sugars and sweeteners that could eventually lead to weight gain, insulin resistance, and diabetes. In fact, besides diabetes, many of the health disorders are actually linked to overconsumption of carbohydrates. A critical review provided major evidence proving that low-carbohydrate diets should be the first approach for Type-2 diabetes and the most effective adjunct to medications for Type-1 diabetes.

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Is Fat But Fit Theory Valid?
While people want to have some sort of confirmation on the fact that being obese is not that bad at all time and there might actually be a very small number of obese people who can maintain good health, the majority would not be able to achieve over the long term.

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New Test To Detect Heart Disease Risk
On December 15, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved a new test that might help health care professionals identify those patients before they experience a serious CHD event, like a heart attack. The test is designed for both men and women with no history of heart disease, but studies have shown that the test more accurate in predicting CHD risk in women, especially African-American women.

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What Is Fibromuscular Dysplasia?
Being a poorly understood cardiovascular disease, Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) can strike women up to 10 times more than men. It can lead to many complications including hypertension, chronic kidney failure, aneurysms, and spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD).

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Which Is The Most Effective Diet Plan?
According to another study published September 3, 2014 in ‘JAMA (Journal of The American Medical Association)’, all the diet plans were equally effective after comparing diet plans like South Beach, Atkins and Weight Watchers. Researchers from McMaster University in Ontario and other institutions pointed out that low-carbohydrate and low-fat diets resulted in the most weight loss, though the difference was small.

 
 
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Why And How Smoking Should Be Curbed?
Smoking is responsible for many other cancers and health problems that include lung disease, heart disease, blood vessel disease, stroke, and COPD. Quit smoking seems to be the only way to prevent from getting all those diseases mentioned. The earlier one quits, the greater the health benefits. While some benefits of quitting smoking occur quickly, others happen over time.

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Why Creamy Food Can Make One Fat?
There are artificial emulsifiers that are commercially made, some of which have a chemical structure similar to detergent, according to researchers from Georgia State University, Cornell University, and Bar Ilan University in Israel. Evidence was found in their study that at least some commercial emulsifiers might mess up the balance of good germs in the gut.

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Why Do Married People Have Lower Heart Disease Risk?
Married people are at a lower risk of getting a heart disease and stroke. A large study that was released on March 28, 2014 and presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 63rd Annual Scientific Session on March 29, 2014, found that married people are less likely than singles, divorced or widowed people to suffer from any kind of heart or blood vessel problem.

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Why Is Dietary Guidelines Important For Heart Disease Prevention?
According to the experts, Americans have very bad food choices and eat too little vitamin D, calcium, potassium and fiber and consume too much fat and salt. And these bad eating habits are making people sick. New recommendations reaffirm the 2010 guidelines: eat more vegetables, less fat and salt and to exercise more with some key differences.

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Why Should People Eat More Brown Bread?
More and more people are consuming brown bread instead of the ordinary white bread because people believe brown bread is healthier for them. Brown bread, sometimes also called wholemeal, whole wheat or wholegrain bread, usually means the bread is made of unrefined whole-wheat grains.

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Would 3D CT Scan Outweigh Stress Test?
Is new heart imaging test better than stress test? While doctors have been guessing the answer for years, a new study reported that the rates of eventually having serious heart events were the same whether stress test or CT scan were used to diagnose the heart disease patients.

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Would BPA Lead To Hypertension?
A recent study conducted by researchers from Seoul National University College of Medicine in South Korea found that people who drank out of cans lined with resins BPA might had a brief increase in their blood pressure. Their findings were published December 8, 2014 in the American Heart Association journal ‘Hypertension’.

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Would Coffee Cut Diabetes Risk?
Health effects of coffee is controversial. Extensive scientific research has been carried out to find out the health effect of coffee consumption, and the general consensus among health experts is that moderate coffee consumption in healthy individuals is either essentially benign or mildly beneficial.

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Would DVT Lead To Heart Attack?
Traditionally, blood clot in vein like DVT does not cause heart attack or stroke. But a Danish study suggested that when one had DVT, the clot might follow years later in arteries, causing heart attacks and strokes, especially in the first year after having the conditions. The findings were published November 24, 2007 in journal ‘The Lancet’.

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Would You Eat Tuna Everyday?
Being rich in omega-3 fatty acids, tuna fish contains 2 main kinds of omega-3 fatty acids, namely DHA and EPA. People who eat foods rich in DHA and EPA will have a lower risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and stroke. Unfortunately, fresh and canned tuna do contain methylmercury, a contaminant that builds up in water…

 

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