Why avocados are good for people with type 2 diabetes

Why avocados are good for people with type 2 diabetes

A new review investigates the effects of avocados on metabolic syndrome, which is a clustering of risk factors including high blood sugar, cholesterol, blood...
Why drinking kefir can benefit your blood pressure

Why drinking kefir can benefit your blood pressure

In a recent study, researchers from Auburn University in Alabama find that drinking kefir may improve blood pressure by promoting communication between the gut...
What's behind Mediterranean diet and lower heart disease risk

What’s behind Mediterranean diet and lower heart disease risk

In a new study, researcher offers insights from a cohort study of women in the U.S. who reported consuming a Mediterranean-type diet. The Researchers found...
Sitting and diabetes in older adults- Does timing matter?

Sitting and diabetes in older adults: Does timing matter?

Adults are sitting more than ever, and few pay attention to how they sit throughout the day. Take a moment to think about all the...
Why so many people regain weight after dieting

Why so many people regain weight after dieting

Anyone who has tried to lose weight and keep it off knows how difficult the task can be. It seems like it should be simple:...
When weight loss helps with sleep

When weight loss helps with sleep

Carefully managed weight loss has been linked to improvements in obstructive sleep apnoea, a common problem that contributes to a range of short and...
Daily food could protect you from heart disease

Daily food could protect you from heart disease

Eating healthy foods is very important for keeping a risk of heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading global...
Exercise to combat metabolic syndrome

Exercise can help combat metabolic syndrome

A landmark study from back in 2008 showed that interval training and a high pulse rate two to three times a week are more...
5 medicines that help control high blood cholesterol

5 medicines that can help control high blood cholesterol

In addition to lifestyle changes, your doctor may prescribe medicines to help lower your cholesterol. Medicines can help control high blood cholesterol, but they don’t...
Body clock plays key role in a healthy heart

Body clock plays key role in a healthy heart

Keeping your body clock running smoothly may help your ticker to keep on ticking and promote healthy cardiovascular aging, according to a study led...
Vitamin D deficiency linked to miscarriage in women with pregnancy loss

Vitamin D deficiency linked to miscarriage in women with pregnancy loss

Among women planning to conceive after a pregnancy loss, those who had sufficient levels of vitamin D were more likely to become pregnant and...

Scientists discover a Big Bang of Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists have discovered a "Big Bang" of Alzheimer's disease - the precise point at which a healthy protein becomes toxic but has not yet...
The links among salt

The links among salt, blood pressure and your health

Salt is essential to our body’s fluids. That’s likely why we evolved to enjoy its taste. On the other hand, anyone who’s gotten a mouth...
Healthy lifestyle habits lower blood pressure within just 2 weeks

Healthy lifestyle habits lower blood pressure within just 2 weeks

Researchers have demonstrated that a program aimed at helping people modify lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise is as effective as medication at...
Can you replace whole fruits and vegetables with juices and smoothies

Can you replace whole fruits and vegetables with juices and smoothies?

Smoothies and freshly squeezed juices are popular with both adults and kids. If you find it hard to chew through the several servings of fruits...

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8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

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Seven things to eat or avoid to lower your blood pressure

Seven things to eat or avoid to lower your blood pressure

High blood pressure is called the silent killer. That’s because it has no symptoms. Having high blood pressure (hypertension) increases your risk of heart...
From 275 to 155 a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

From 275 to 155: a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

Dr. Patricia Happel grew up in a family where obesity and unhealthy habits were common. One grandfather used to hide his heart medication in a...
5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

Losing weight and keeping it off with diet and exercise alone can be hard, no matter how active and athletic you are. But there are...
People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic...
3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

I love breakfast. It is exceptionally rare for me to miss breakfast, and when I do, I am in a prickly mood most of the...
A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

UCLA researchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make hair grow. The research, led by scientists...
Why drinking baking soda may do wonder to your health

Why drinking baking soda may do wonder to your health

Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, is not only useful for baking cakes and biscuits, but also good to our health. It is known as a...
Children from unintended pregnancy may feel depressed when growing up

Children from unintended pregnancy may feel depressed when growing up

When a child is from unintended pregnancy, s/he is more likely to have depression syndrome in early adult years. This is the finding of a...
Sugar substitute (aspartame) may prevent, not help with, weight loss

Sugar substitute (aspartame) may prevent, not help with, weight loss

A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) scientists has found a possible mechanism explaining why use of the sugar substitute (aspartame) might not help...