Category Archives: Health and Nutrition

BAD DIET = BAD HEALTH…EVEN FOR CHILDREN!

As scientists around the world continue their pursuit of knowledge of the human body and how it works, the evidence supporting the connection between poor diet and disease continues to mount. One new area of research that’s sounding an ominous … Continue reading

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Onion compound linked to lower blood pressure

A new study, published in the Journal of Nutrition (November 2007, Volume 137, Pages 2405-2411) titled “Quercetin Reduces Blood Pressure in Hypertensive Subjects”, is said to be the first to report the blood pressure-lowering activity of this flavonol. The study … Continue reading

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Garlic and Vitamin-C: Good for your blood pressure.

Publishing in the journal Nutrition Research scientists showed that a combination of garlic and vitamin-C are effective in helping those with marginally elevated blood pressure to get it down. They reported that while garlic alone provided some benefit, vitamin-C alone … Continue reading

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Lutein and zeaxanthin – new links to cardiovascular health!

Lutein is a yellow-to-orange pigment or phytochemical found mostly in plants and works as an antioxidant in your body to reduce the damage done by free radicals. Lutein is a carotenoid and is related to vitamin A. Other carotenoids include … Continue reading

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Don’t overlook minerals on “Your Heart Health plan!”

Though the research on whole foods – including whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and fish – may and their relevance to cardiovascular health currently overshadow studies on minerals, new research on minerals is happening. Here are some examples: Magnesium: Is it an … Continue reading

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High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy

Originally posted on bpcorner:
Although many pregnant women with high blood pressure have healthy babies without serious problems, high blood pressure can be dangerous for both the mother and the baby. Women with pre-existing, or chronic, high blood pressure are…

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Calcium: a possible key regarding hypertension and pre-eclampsia risk during pregnancy

A large scale review of studies of calcium intake and risk of hypertension and pre-eclampsia during pregnancy suggests this is an important discussion for women to have with their obstetrician. The review, published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews … Continue reading

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