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Low-Carb Benefits Go Beyond Weight Loss

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

Low-carb diets are popular because they are more effective for weight loss than traditional low-calorie, low-fat diets. And people often find they are easier to stay on. 

But new research shows cutting carbs has other important benefits.

The study comes from Ohio State University. It looked at  obese people with metabolic syndrome.[1]

Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of conditions that, taken together, increase risk for heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.

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One Fruit Juice Lowers Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

The average American senior takes more than five prescription drugs.

Among the most common are blood pressure and cholesterol medications.[1]

But new research shows that one type of fruit juice may be as effective as these drugs…without the dangerous side effects that come with hypertension meds and statins.[2]

The study was published in the journal Food Science & Nutrition.

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The Deadly Dangers of Heartburn Drugs

In All Health Watch, Cancer, Featured Article, General Health, Health Warning, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

It’s even worse than we thought…

In recent years, studies have made it clear that the heartburn drugs that many people pop without thinking can have serious side effects.

We’ve told you how they are associated with weak bones, pneumonia, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, reduced kidney and liver function, and Alzheimer’s.[1] [2]

But a major new study shows that acid-reducing proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have other deadly dangers.

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One Fruit Can Save You From a Heart Attack

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks, Heart Disease by Garry Messick0 Comments

If you go to your doctor and discover you have heart disease, chances are that you’ll be given a statin drug to lower your cholesterol.

And you may be prescribed a blood pressure drug and perhaps a blood thinner.

But a new study shows that your doctor may help you more by prescribing a cup of blueberries a day.

A research team fromBritain’s University of East Anglia collaborated with Harvard University.

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Daily Aspirin Guidelines Reversed

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks, Heart Disease, Stroke by Garry Messick0 Comments

American doctors have long advised people at risk for a heart attack to take a daily low-dose aspirin.

The idea is that aspirin makes the blood thinner. This prevents clotting, which in turn prevents a heart attack or stroke.

But major new research reveals that daily aspirin hurts more than helps many of the people who take it.[i]

The study was published in the journal JAMA Neurology.

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What Happens When You Skip Breakfast? 2,000 Death Records Reveal the Answer

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Longevity by Garry Messick0 Comments

You’ve heard it before…

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”

Eating breakfast is linked to lower body weight, better cognitive performance, and healthier blood sugar levels.[i]

But it turns out that an early meal has an even more important benefit.[ii]

A new study shows that people who skip breakfast have a much higher risk of dying of heart disease.

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