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Can Antioxidants in Coffee Really Help Prevent Heart Disease?
When talking about the health effect of coffee on human body, mixed opinions have been found among the experts. Those favoring the consumption of coffee believe coffee may not only help people stay up an extra hour or 2, but also have the antioxidants that are good for the health.

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Can Banning of Fast Food Ads Reduce Obesity?
For years, researchers have also considering and studying the effect of television advertising. Some experts found that fast food commercials account for as much as 23 percent of the food-related advertisements kids watch on television while others have estimated children actually witness fast food commercials tens of thousands of times a year.

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Can Eating More Nuts Prevent Heart Disease?
Finding a way to reverse metabolic syndrome with a simple diet that is easy and satisfying to people would definitely improve the health of many Americans. At the end of 2008, Spanish researchers reported that eating sufficient amount of nuts a day for a year, together with a Mediterranean diet rich in fruit, vegetables and fish may help prevent heart disease.

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Can Obesity Surgery Done Without Cutting?
What the surgeon does is to insert a tube, as thick as a garden hose, down the patient’s throat to snap staples into the stomach. The aim is to create a narrow passage slowing the food as it moves from the upper stomach into the lower stomach to help patients feel full more quickly and eat less.

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Can Pressure Wire Really Help Reduce Heart Attack Risk?
Pressure Wire might help doctors better decide the placement of stents in their heart disease patients thus reducing health risks such as myocardial infarction and death by 30 percent.

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Can Sleep More Slim Us Down?
Unhealthy diet and lack of exercise are surely the cause that leads to obesity, but recent data indicates that lack of sleep might also be a factor that is too often being under-estimated. A recent study showed that an extra hour of sleep at night might help cut excess weight and fight obesity.

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Can Stress Management Help Prevent Hypertension?
Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a known risk factor for heart disease, and it could also cause stroke, kidney failure, and even heart attack. A study found that learning stress management techniques could help people with this type of condition commonly among the elderly to eliminate their need for antihypertensive medications.

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Can the New Polypill Reduce Heart Disease Risk?
A new so-called polypill is designed and is believed to have the potential to reduce heart disease by 60 percent and stroke by 50 percent. The new drug consists of 5 active ingredients: low doses of 3 medications against high blood pressure; simvastatin that lowers LDL and aspirin.

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Can We Live Till 100?
People who do not have chronic illness have a better chance of living till or even beyond 100, but for others who have chronic disease, living till 100 seems rather impossible for them! Nevertheless, surprising finding of a recent study suggested that even people who develop diabetes or heart disease late in life can have a chance of reaching the age of 100.

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Clean Air Can Help Prolong Life Expectancy!
Pollution is harmful for our bodies. This is unarguable. It has been known that polluted air or particulates contain grit, which can lodge deep in the lungs. This would raise the risk of lung disease, heart attacks and strokes. Now, a new research has claimed that living in clean air can prolong life expectancy.

 
 
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Eat Fruit, Leafy Greens and other Vegetables to Prevent Heart Disease!
A recent groundbreaking study, published on October 20, 2008 in “Circulation”, the journal of the American Heart Association, showed that around the world, diets that are rich in fried and salty foods increase heart attack risk, but eating lots of fruit, leafy greens and other vegetables reduces that risk.

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Faulty Gene Could Cause Heart Disease to Millions of People!
Every year, an estimated 17 million people around the world die of cardiovascular diseases, particularly heart attack and stroke. Heart disease can be caused both by lifestyle and gene mutation.

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Have People Underestimated Heart Risk?
A recent study on heart disease risk indicated that the young Americans who were diagnosed with a low immediate risk of heart disease might not take it seriously, which means their lifetime risk could be higher.

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Hidden Heart Disease Revealed By Small Ultrasound Scanners!
Do you know that the first symptom of one-third of heart disease sufferers is dropping dead of a heart attack? Therefore, there is a great need to find a non-invasive and safe way to identify early and treat these people, especially those who do not have signs but have risk of heart disease.

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How Can Obesity or Overweight Be Caused by Recipes?
When talking about obesity or overweight, the blame on fast food restaurants can hardly be ignored as the food offered in these restaurants have changed the way Americans eat. A new research has found that the so-called portion distortion, which is the trend of eating larger and larger servings, is caused by recipes even long before the fast food restaurants.

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Identification of Genes Linked to Hypertension and Heart Attack
The first common gene variants associated with an elevated risk of hypertension and genes that are linked to heart attack have been identified. Such discovery is certainly good news for people at risk as this could open road for new medication.

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Is Cola Bad for Health?
It is unarguably that people are consuming more soft drinks than ever before and a number of health issues have already been identified. These include tooth decay, loss of bone mass, and diabetes. However, do you know that excessive intake of soft drinks containing processed sugars and caffeine can give rise to hypokalemia?

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Is Intense Exercise Necessary to Keep One Healthy?
Many people believe that a proper and fruitful exercise should consist of a lot of perspiration, panting and pain. They do not think that moderate-intensity exercises like walking or cycling would have much health benefits. Such thinking might…

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Is Low-Fat Diet a Valid Dietary Guideline for Heart Disease Prevention?
In 1990’s dietary guidelines, the federal government in United States has recommended that people should get less than 30 percent of their daily calories from fat. However, the waistline of most Americans has not stopped growing since the issue of such dietary guidelines.

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Is There A Way To Cut Sudden Heart Attack Deaths?
Even if heart attack victims were saved, it is very likely that 1 in 7 of them would die abruptly within 3 years, mostly from arrhythmia. Arrhythmia is a condition in which the heart beats irregularly and in most cases overly rapid. In fact, this kind of sudden cardiac death happens to some 60,000 to 80,000 people every year in Germany.

 
 
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Is There A Way to Help Prevent Teens From Eating Disorder?
So what should the parents do? Perhaps, they should relax and just cook a healthy Sunday dinner! Instead of pushing diets or teasing about weight on their children, parents should focus on having family meals, creating a positive atmosphere at mealtimes, promoting physical activity and building self-esteem.

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Is There A Way to Predict Heart Disease?
Similar tests are available overseas but they only examine a single gene (chromosome 9) to ascertain if there is a risk of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions. In contrast, the new tests used in the trials can analyze 15 different genes out of the more than 200 genes involved in heart disease. This certainly improves accuracy.

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Let Your Baby Having Enough Sleep!
It is important for growing babies to have both quantity and quality sleep. Failing to achieve this, babies and toddlers would become irritable, cranky and even hyperactive. Moreover, insufficient sleep can also lead to obesity later in life.

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Noise Pollution In Cairo Could Be Bad For The Heart!
Can Heart Disease Patients Do Away Heart Transplant and Bypass Operation? Many of the heart disease patients have to undergo surgeries like cardiac bypass operation. Unfortunately, bypass operations are frequently not permanent cures for these patients and some of them will ultimately require a heart transplant that carries a much higher risk.

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Sleep Extra to Prevent Heart Disease!
A study reported that the risk of developing calcium deposits in the arteries would be lower if a person can have just one extra hour of sleep a day. In fact, calcium deposits in the coronary arteries are considered a precursor of future heart disease.

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What Amount of Vitamin-D Can Help Prevent Heart Disease?
There are potential benefits about Vitamin-D that include prevention of heart disease, diabetes and certain risk of cancer. A recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics suggested that millions of children should be taking at least 400 units of Vitamin-D supplements on a daily basis.

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Why Is The Heart Stressed During December Festive Holiday?
As suggested by research, heart attack victims would even more reluctant to rush to a hospital emergency room as they afraid of disrupting a holiday gathering. In United States, December and January have been identified as the deadliest months for heart attack. Rich meals, more alcohol and the extra stress during festive season are cited as culprits.

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What Is the Key Gene that Linked to Hypertension?
People with high blood pressure are at a higher risk of developing heart attack, heart failure, kidney disease and stroke. A recent study on genes has found that people with a common variant of the gene called STK39 are more likely to have high blood pressure levels and are at a higher chance of getting hypertension.

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Why Heart Failure Patients Have Higher Risk of Fractures?
2.2 percent of people in North America and 8.4 percent of people over the age of 75 have heart failure. Meanwhile, some 10 million Americans develop osteoporosis. Around one-third of people who are affected by ‘hip fracture', die a year after getting the fracture.

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Would a Heart Attack Victim Survive Outside Hospital?
If one gets a heart attack, chance that he or she will survive is practically zero if emergency treatment does not applied within 10 minutes. In fact, every minute’s delay in receiving help reduces the chance of survival by 10 percent.

 

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