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'Good' Cholesterol Behaving Badly Can Cause Disease

'Good' Cholesterol Behaving Badly Can Cause Disease

Research has indicated that a type of so-called good cholesterol, or high-density lipoprotein, can cause dysfunction and instead of protecting against heart disease becomes a promoter of it, leading to the clogging and hardening of arteries. Now, research from the Cleveland Clinic has uncovere... Read More


A Healthy Breakfast May Indicate Lower Body Mass

A Healthy Breakfast May Indicate Lower Body Mass

Individuals who eat a balanced, healthy breakfast were found to be of lower weight than their counterparts who either ate a high-calorie, fatty meal or skipped the meal entirely. The study examined responses from over 12,000 American adults who took part in three federal health surveys between... Read More


Caloric Restriction Benefits May Come in a Pill

Caloric Restriction Benefits May Come in a Pill

A simple compound found in red grapes and red wine has been discovered to reproduce the healthy-aging effect of caloric restriction in mice. Receiving regular doses of resveratrol produced a significantly healthier aging process for the mice, leaving them with strong hearts, clear eyes, flexib... Read More


7 Easy Switches to Healthier Eating

7 Easy Switches to Healthier Eating

It can be hard to change the eating habits of a lifetime. But it becomes easier when we take an unhealthy or low-nutrition food and substitute for it something that's similar - but very healthy. It's amazing how just a relatively few dietary substitutions like this can make a huge difference i... Read More


Eight Strategies to Reduce Triglycerides

Eight Strategies to Reduce Triglycerides

High triglycerides in your bloodstream can be just as much a danger signal for the health of your heart as high cholesterol, according to the Harvard Heart Letter. Trouble is, people's awareness of the threat of cholesterol, hyped in the media for years, is far greater than that of triglyceri... Read More


Lower Cholesterol Without Statin Drugs

Lower Cholesterol Without Statin Drugs

If you have high cholesterol and you're brimming with confidence in synthetic pharmaceuticals, then statin drugs such as Lipitor, Crestor, Zocor and Levitor are for you. If, however, you lean toward medicating your body with natural products, there are a variety of items that have been scient... Read More


Watching TV Food Ads Linked to Increased Snacking

Watching TV Food Ads Linked to Increased Snacking

Americans young and old who watch food commercials on TV have a greater tendency to snack and suffer weight gain, a recent study has discovered. The study, which was published in the journal Health Psychology, was done by scientists at Yale University to investigate the effects of TV food ads ... Read More


Expert Commentary: Michelle May, M.D. 1/29/2010

Expert Commentary: Michelle May, M.D. 1/29/2010

We live in an abundant food environment. There are far more calories available for each person than are needed for our typical day-to-day activities - or even a moderately active lifestyle. Advertising encourages us to consume those excess calories - and it works, as these studies show. Read More


Expert Commentary: Andrea Pennington, M.D. 12/10/2009

Expert Commentary: Andrea Pennington, M.D. 12/10/2009

In the August 24 edition of the journal Circulation, the American Heart Association published new advice to all Americans - cut the sugar intake. Excess sugar in our diets has been linked to high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, obesity and diabetes. Experts in the field of age management med... Read More


Americans Strongly Advised to Cut Sugar Consumption

Americans Strongly Advised to Cut Sugar Consumption

New guidelines released from the American Heart Association urge Americans to reduce their sugar consumption because there is mounting evidence that a high intake of added sugars can lead to a number of health conditions such as obesity, high blood pressure, and risk factors for heart disease ... Read More


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