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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.

Hypertension, High Cholesterol and Diabetes Linked To Ocular Condition
Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2008
High cholesterol, high blood pressure (hypertension), and diabetes, could lead to a condition that causes vision loss, according to a recent study.

4 Steps to Reverse the Damage from Fast Food Diets
Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Diets high in fast food can be highly toxic to the liver and other internal organs, but that damage can be reversed, says one of the country's leading experts on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, who offers four steps to undo the effects of a 'super-size me' diet.

Deaths On The Rise In Younger Women
Posted: Sunday, May 04, 2008
Deaths resulting from coronary heart disease (CHD) are on the rise in younger women, a new study suggests. Rising levels of obesity, smoking and lack of exercise are the likely causes of this troubling trend.

Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Extremes of Sleep
Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2008
Both short and long sleepers are at higher risk for developing metabolic syndrome, a condition that can lead to cardiovascular disease and diabetes, according to a recent study.

Three-Question Quiz Predicts CHD Death
Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
In a long-term follow-up study, angina symptoms in men and women in their 40s as reported on a short version of the World Health Organization's Rose Angina Questionnaire were a major risk factor for premature death due to coronary heart disease (CHD).

Vigorous Walking Slows Biological Aging to a Crawl
Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Just vigorous walking for about an hour a day five times a week can chop a dozen years off the biological age of persons 64 and older, according to a new research.

Healthy Breakfast May Protect Against Heart Disease
Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Breakfast is more than just an eye-opener that helps you transition from sleep to the day ahead. Eating breakfast, especially one that includes whole grains, reduces your risk for heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and heart failure.

Soy Protein Beneficial In Type 2's
Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
A new report in Diabetes Care shows that a diet rich in soy protein appears to have a lasting beneficial effect on the heart, blood vessels and kidneys of people with type 2 diabetes and kidney disease.

Life Expectancies Declining for Poor, Rising for Rich
Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2008
Between 1961 and 1999 life expectancies in the United States increased by between six and seven years for both men and women. A recent Harvard Medical study has found that these are unfortunately just general trends, and in certain parts of the country, most notably poorer areas, life expectancies actually declined or remained constant in these "counties".

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