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      Processed Meat Linked to Cancer, Heart Disease and Early Death. Ouch!

      A huge study of half a million men and women finds an association between processed meat and heart disease and cancer. This EPIC (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition) study involved ten countries and 23 centres in Europe and almost half a million people. In general a diet high...
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      Zinc Deficiency Linked to Aging, Immune System Declines

      A new study has shown, for the first time, a biological mechanism by which zinc deficiency develop with age, and lead to immune system decline and increased inflammation associated with many health problems, including cancer, heart disease, autoimmune disease and diabetes. The research from the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon...
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      Study: Vitamin D Deficiency Ups Heart Disease Risk

      Vitamin D deficiency has traditionally been linked with poor bone health. However, the results from several population studies indicate that a low level of this important vitamin may also be linked to a higher risk of ischemic heart disease, a designation that covers heart attack, coronary arteriosclerosis and angina. Other...
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      Is a Seaweed New Diagnosis Miracle

      Researchers from Rice University are using microsponges derived from seaweed to help diagnose heart disease, cancers, HIV and other diseases quickly and at far lower cost than current clinical methods. The microsponges are an essential component of what are dalled Programmable Bio-Nano-Chips (PBNC). PBNCs capture biomarkers — molecules that offer...
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      Stress of Noisy Workplace Means Huge Increase in Heart Disease Risk

      A persistently noisy workplace more than doubles an employee’s risk of serious heart disease, suggests research published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Young men who smoker have the highest risk, the study show. For the study, researchers use3d a nationally representative sample of more than 6,000 employees, ages 20 yeas...
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      Pistachios Good for the Heart

      Research by an international team of nutritional scientists shows that pistachio nuts, eaten as part of a healthy diet, can increase the levels of antioxidants in the blood of adults with high cholesterol. If antioxidants are important, then pistachios fit the bill as antioxidant-laden food. “Our previous study showed the...
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      Processed Meats Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes

      A study from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found that eating processed meat, such as bacon, sausage or processed deli meats, was associated with a 42% higher risk of heart disease and a 19% higher risk of type 2 diabetes. In contrast, the researchers did not find any...
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      High Vitamin D Levels Lowers Heart Disease and Diabetes Risk as We Age

      Middle aged and elderly people with high levels of vitamin D could reduce their chances of developing heart disease or diabetes by 43%, according to researchers at the University of Warwick. Researchers carried out a systematic literature review of studies examining vitamin D and cardiometabolic disorders. Cardiometabolic disorders include cardiovascular...
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      Maternal Obesity Adds Lifetime of Health Risks to Baby

      As if there are not enough reasons for obese people to lose weight, researchers report in the FASEB Journal that maternal obesity dramatically increases the risk of diseases related to inflammation: heart disease, stroke and more. In a study involving rats, researchers from Duke University found that obesity in mothers...
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      Exercise is Safe and Beneficial for People With Chronic Heart Failure

      Regular exercise is safe for heart failure patients and may slightly lower their risk of death or hospitalization, according to results from the largest and most comprehensive clinical trial to examine the effects of exercise in chronic heart failure patients. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical...
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      Towards a Natural Pacemaker

      Artificial heart pacemakers have saved and extended the lives of thousands of people, but they have their shortcomings – such as a fixed pulse rate and a limited life. Could a permanent biological solution be possible? Richard Robinson and colleagues at New York’s Columbia and Stony Brook Universities certainly think...
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      FDA Panel Says FDA Errored on Risk of Bisphenol A

      Will agency finally admit the chemical is a health risk. In a stunning reversal, the an advisory panel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) admitted that the agency was wrong in August when it said that bisphenol A (BPA) is not a health risk. BPA is a chemical...
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      Are Tart Cherries the New Super Fruit

      University of Michigan research on rats shows cherries lowered body fat, total weight and inflammation. Not bad for a natural remedy. New research continues to link tart cherries, one of today’s hottest “Super Fruits,” to lowering risk factors for heart disease. In addition to lowering cholesterol and reducing inflammation, the...
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      Bisphenol A in Plastics Linked to Diabetes and Heart Disease

      A research team from the Peninsula Medical School, the University of Exeter, the University of Plymouth and the University of Iowa, have found evidence linking bisphenol A (BPA) to diabetes and heart disease in adults The study, the first to link higher BPA levels and disease in adults, is published...
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      Another Study Finds Mediterranean Diet a Disease Buster

      Sticking to a full Mediterranean diet provides substantial protection against major chronic diseases including heart disease, cancer and Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published on bmj.com.  A ‘score’ based on adherence to the Mediterranean diet could be used as an effective preventive tool for reducing the risk...
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      Air Pollution Damages Heart and blood Vessels

      As athletes from around the world compete in the Beijing Olympics, many are on alert for respiratory problems caused by air pollution. They should also be concerned about its toxic effects on the heart and cardiovascular system, mounting research shows. According to an article published the Journal of the American...
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      California Bans Trans Fats in Restaurants

      Once again California takes the lead, look for bans to spread. Legislation to ban the artery clogging fats was signed on Friday making California the first U.S. state to prohibit restaurants from preparing food with trans fats. THe ban follows bans in New York City and Philadelphia and is likely...
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      Green Tea Good News: Lowers Heart Disease Risk

      Another study finds evidence of the benefits of green tea on risk factors for heart disease. The study is reported in the latest issue of European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation. The study found that the consumption of green tea rapidly improves the function of (endothelial) cells lining the...
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      Vitamin D Ageless Wonder Vitamin

      Scientists from King’s College London have found a possible link between slower aging and vitamin D. In a study of over 2,000 women between 18 and 79 years old, researched found that higher women with higher levels of vitamin D in their systems, trended to have “young” age biomarkers. “Our...
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      Improve Your Health, Prevent Illness: Never Too Late

      A new study published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition confirms the path to health and preventing the big killers that also drive huge perscription drug sales: obesity, cancer, cardiovascular disease. According to the study it is never to late to improve your health, and prevent illness, through diet and...
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