Saturated Fat Is Still Main Ingredient In Americans’ Diet

Saturated fat still makes up the majority of American’ diet, according results of a recent study. Overall, while there has been some improvement, the typical American diet still contains an overabundance of low quality carbohydrates, refined sugars and empty calories. Consequently, obesity levels among Americans has risen to epidemic proportions…...

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Cuff Free Blood Pressure Monitor Approved By FDA

The first ever cuff free blood pressure monitor won approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week.   The FDA granted Biobeat, the green light to market the company’s wrist watch and patch that measure blood oxygenation, heart rate, and blood pressure. This a great advancement because it…...

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Eating Sugar In Moderation Is Healthy, Learn Why.

Eating sugar can be healthy for you if done in moderation. That’s the key as most of us love sweet foods and drinks. The problem arises when we eat too much sugar. Excessive sugar consumption can lead to chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension and heart disease.    …...

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High Blood Pressure Putting More Americans At High Risk

High blood pressure among Americans is increasing at an alarming rate and putting them into the high-risk category for heart attacks and strokes. Currently, estimates by the American Heart Association (AHA) indicate that more than 103 million Americans adults have high blood pressure. This is nearly half of all adult…...

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Vascular Dementia: What Is It? Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

Vascular dementia, also described as multi-infarct dementia is the second most common cause of dementia in older people. Because it has a lower profile than Alzheimer’s, many people don’t think of it when forgetfulness becomes a problem. It’s also difficult to diagnose so it’s difficult to know the exact number of…...

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Blood Pressure: Self Monitor And Reap The Benefits

Blood pressure self monitoring provides a more accurate and consistent reading compared to one taken by a health care professional. Do-it-yourself monitoring can significantly lower the numbers, according to a new study in the medical journal Lancet. Congratulations, you have cut your risk of getting a heart attack and stroke.       Blood…...

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Stress Causes Significant Weight Gain In Elderly Women

Women who are stressed are more likely to be obese, according to new findings.     Stress: Research Results Researchers know stress affects behavior and eating habits, both under and overeating. It increases production of the hormone cortisol, which is related to weight gain. Two episodic kinds of stress were examined.…...

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Hypertension. Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

Hypertension is at epidemic proportions here in the United States. The American Heart Association says that 25 per cent of American men between the ages of 35 and 44 suffer from hypertension. Astonishingly, 9 per cent of men between 20 and 34, also have high blood pressure. Hypertension Natural Remedies…...

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