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  • The little-known heart health benefit of quitting smoking
  • Quitting smoking comes with many benefits. After one day, your lungs start to clear. After two days, your body is free of nicotine and your sense of smell and taste improve. After three days, your energy levels increase and you can breathe more easily. And the list of benefits has just been extended - a study published in the American Heart Journal has revealed that smokers who've quit may also... ››› more
  • [21 December 2017]
  • Your risk of heart problems is double if you eat these carbs!
  • Attention, all women: Do you eat lots of blood sugar-spiking carbohydrates such as white bread and rice? In that case, we have bad news for you - a new study of about 48,000 subjects has found that women who eat lots of these carbs are at double the risk of developing heart problems. On the other hand, the study didn't associate complex carbs such as pasta and fruits to increased risk of heart ... ››› more
  • [07 June 2017]
  • Omega-3 fish oil boosts healing after heart attack
  • Omega-3 fish oil aids in healing after heart attack by improving function of the heart and reducing scarring in the undamaged muscle. This goes according to a new study published in the American Heart Association's journal, Circulation. These findings are highly significant as your heart's shape and function can change after heart attack and potentially lead to heart failure. So just how much o... ››› more
  • [31 May 2017]
  • Heart problems are more common in women over 50 who eat a high-protein diet
  • Obesity, smoking and high blood pressure aren't the only risk factors for heart problems. According to a study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2016 conference, eating a high-protein diet can also cause heart problems - especially in women over 50. But there's a catch - not all protein is created equal! Keep reading to learn why higher calibrated total dieta... ››› more
  • [30 May 2017]
  • Regular use of a sauna can cut the risk of dementia up to 66%!
  • According to a recent study by University of Eastern Finland researchers, regular use of a sauna may reduce the risk of dementia - a group of thinking and social symptoms that interfere with daily functioning - in men. So how exactly does using a sauna help boost the brain and prevent dementia? Keep reading to find out! Study discovers that regular use of a sauna can reduce risk of dementia ... ››› more
  • [26 May 2017]
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