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Hunger Hormone Linked to Stress and Depression
Posted: Monday, June 16, 2008
Stress and depression might cause an increase of the "hunger hormone," leading to overeating and subsequent weight gain. This finding could scientifically explain the common phenomena of eating to feel better, and the unhealthy weight gain that follows.

Sweetened Beverages Not Linked to Childhood Weight Gain
Posted: Monday, June 16, 2008
There is little or no connection between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and childhood obesity. A recent study indicates that these beverages are not the cause of increased weight gain in children and teenagers.

Fat Gene Variants In Mexican Americans Linked to Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Americans of Mexican decent who possess fat gene variants closely connected to obesity, are at higher risks for certain conditions, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Sprints Improve Blood Vessel Function
Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2008
Short, intensive exercise has been shown to have great benefit for the heart. A primary example of such an activity is sprinting, which was under focus in a study that confirmed this cardiovascular benefit.

Simple Blood Test Might Indicate Best Post-Menopausal Treatment
Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2008
Past research has revealed that post-menopausal hormone therapy increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes, leading many women to shy away from the potentially beneficial treatment. A recent study has revealed though that a basic blood test taken prior to administration of the hormones may determine whether or not an increased risk will be incurred by the individual.

Pine Bark Extract May Boost Diabetics' Heart Health and Improve BG
Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2008
Results from a new study suggests that supplements of extracts from French maritime pine bark may reduce blood pressure and the use of blood pressure medication among diabetics.

Early Life Sleep Apnea Could Lead To Cardiovascular Disease
Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Sleep apnea during early childhood might greatly increase the risk of later life cardiovascular disease, according to a recent Israeli study. The study found that the condition often starts early in life, enhancing the importance of the findings.

Erectile Dysfunction Warns of Worse Problems
Posted: Monday, May 19, 2008
In diabetics, impotence may double cardiac risks, new studies say.

Low Salt Diets May Lead To Cardiovascular Deaths
Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2008
It's been long believed that a diet high in salts increases the risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD). Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have startlingly found just the opposite: that low salt (sodium) diets increase the incidence of CVD deaths.

Obesity, Diabetes and Economic Status Increase Risk of Urinary Problems
Posted: Saturday, May 17, 2008
Obesity and unhealthy lifestyle choices greatly increase the risk of urinary problems. Diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure, are also shown to increase risk, and individuals of lower economic standing suffer from urinary problems more often as well.

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