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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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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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Four studies show the whole grain connection to heart health

A 1998 study of 34,000 women showed that those who ate at least one serving of whole grains per day had between a 30% and a 36% lower risk of heart disease. (“Whole-Grain Intake May Reduce the Risk of Ischemic … Continue reading

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Omega-3 and Heart Health – The link is now stronger

  The importance of omega-3 fatty acids to human health first appeared as benefits to the heart. They were initially identified as heart-health protectors that helped keep cholesterol balanced, triglycerides low and blood flow easier through veins and arteries. Decades … Continue reading

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More good news about omega-3’s and heart health!

Writing in the November 1, 2005 issue of Circulation, the journal published by the American Heart Association, researchers presented a study showing that daily supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the risk of fatal cardiac events in high-risk patients. … Continue reading

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