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Metabolic Syndrome - its Causes, Risk Factors, Symptoms & Treatment.

Metabolic Syndrome - its Causes, Risk Factors, Symptoms & Treatment.

abdominal obesity, triglycerides, blood pressure, poor HDL, insulin resistance are risk factors of metabolic syndrome. This is based on the guidelines from the National Institute of Health. The main features of metabolic syndrome include insulin resistance, hypertension, cholesterol abnormalities and overweight or obesity. 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Diabetes, Diabetes Prevention, Exercise and Yoga, Health Hazards, Heart Health, Hypertension, Men's Health, Metabolic Syndrome, Morbid Obesity, Obesity / Weight Loss, Pre-Diabetes, Sedentary Lifestyle, Type 2 Diabetes - Insulin Dependent Diabetes, Water, Women's Health

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As a Woman, What’s My Risk Score For Developing Heart Disease?

As a Woman, What’s My Risk Score For Developing Heart Disease?

As a Woman, What’s My Risk Score For Developing Heart Disease? What steps can I take to reduce my risk of developing cardiovascular disease. 

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Fats - What’s Good For Your Heart Is Good For Your Brain

Fats - What’s Good For Your Heart Is Good For Your Brain

A new Brigham and Womens hospital study revealed that just like with heart diseases certain fats have a negative impact on cognitive health function as well. Saturated fats adversely affect cognitive health. 

Tags: Breast Cancer, Cancer Management, Cardiovascular Disease, Cholesterol, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Eat Healthy, Fats, General health, Health Hazards, Healthy Foods, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Nutrition Counseling, Obesity / Weight Loss, Sedentary Lifestyle, Women's Health

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Please Pass Me The Salt!

Please Pass Me The Salt!

Research has clearly shown that consuming too much salt can raise blood pressure, which in turn increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. 

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Cardiovascular Disease Screening a Must For Young With Lifestyle Risks

Cardiovascular Disease Screening a Must For Young With Lifestyle Risks

Given the fact that life styles today are increasing the risk for CVD only half the young adult population take the effort to get screened and take precautions to avoid CVD & CVD related diseases. 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Eat Healthy, Fitness, Health Hazards, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Screening, Sedentary Lifestyle, Smoking

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Exercise May Reverse Cardiovascular Disease As Well as Prevent It

Exercise May Reverse Cardiovascular Disease As Well as Prevent It

A number of studies in Europe have shown that exercise has a more positive impact on strengthening heart muscle and reversing CVD. Exercises such as interval training, strength training etc are more effective than moderate continuous training however it should not lead to exertion. Broadly speaking CVD patients should exercise 3-4 times a week for at least 30 minutes but this should be customised for each individual. 

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Cholesterol Updates on Prevention, Recommendations & Management
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Cholesterol Watch – Statins May Cause Diabetes Says New Study
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Sodium, Potassium & Our Ticking Heart

Sodium, Potassium & Our Ticking Heart

A diet high in sodium and low in potassium increases the risk of death from heart disease and other causes, this according to a new CDC study whose findings revealed that a high sodium to potassium ratio is responsible for heart disease. 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Diet, Fitness, Health Hazards, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Hypertension, Men's Health, Nutrition, Potassium, Renal Diseases, Sedentary Lifestyle, Seniors Health, Sodium, Ulcers

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2011 Guidelines For The Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women

2011 Guidelines For The Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women

The article elaborates the guidelines for the prevention of CVD in women based on the American Heart Association’s Effectiveness-Based Guidelines for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women (2011) 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Cholesterol, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Hypertension, Obesity / Weight Loss, Women's Health

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Is Coconut Oil Good or Bad For Heart Health? Coconut's Effects on Cholesterol & Health

Is Coconut Oil Good or Bad For Heart Health? Coconut's Effects on Cholesterol & Health

There is a lot of controversy on the health impact of regular consumption of coconut oil. This article presents all the facts, both negative and positive on the subject. i.e., What is coconut oil composed of, its benefits and is it bad for my hearts health! 

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Understanding The Revised 2010 Dietary Guidelines

Understanding The Revised 2010 Dietary Guidelines

The 2010 revised dietary guidelines were drawn to reverse life style related chronic health problems, by specifiying the optimum diet in terms of types of foods and their amounts along with a specific type and duration of physical activity. 

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Revised RDA for Vitamin D and Calcium - An Ongoing Debate!

Revised RDA for Vitamin D and Calcium - An Ongoing Debate!

Revised RDA for Vitamin D and Calcium - the article elaborates the recommendations of the 14 member expert committee convened by the Institute of Medicine, at the request of the United States and Canadian governments which examined data of nearly 1,000 publications to determine how much vitamin D and calcium people were getting, and how much was really required for optimal health. A Dutch study revealed that a deficiency of Vitamin D can be responsible for development of metabolic syndrome in the elderly. 

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Can Exposure to Excessive Noise Pollution Be An Occupational Risk for CVD

Can Exposure to Excessive Noise Pollution Be An Occupational Risk for CVD

People who work in noisy places are at increased risk for cardiovascular diseases if they have pre-existing heart conditions and are smokers. 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Health Hazards, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Hypertension, Mental Health, Smoking

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I Am Young & Healthy, Then Why Is My Total Cholesterol Above 200?

I Am Young & Healthy, Then Why Is My Total Cholesterol Above 200?

This article talks about - If you are young and healthy and your annual report shows your total cholesterol to be above 200 - what are the causes for high cholesterol. Is it dangerous for your heart health? What should you eat tolower it. 

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Excess Folic acid Supplementation May Not Protect Heart as Previously Thought!
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Potassium – An Essential Electrolyte That Sustains Life & Health

Potassium – An Essential Electrolyte That Sustains Life & Health

Potassium plays a critical role in the body’s cell metabolism - it acts as an elctrolyte & is essential for normal heart rhythm, bodies acid/base balance, glucose metabolism and normal growth. Potassium normal electrical activity of the heart, NutritionVista.com 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes Prevention, Diet, Eat Healthy, Food Fads, Healthy Foods, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Hypertension, Nutrition, Obesity / Weight Loss, Potassium, Sedentary Lifestyle, Seniors Health, Sports Health, Type 1 Diabetes - Juvenile Diabetes, Vitamins & Supplements

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Alcohol Consumption & Aging – New Developments

Alcohol Consumption & Aging – New Developments

Recently, the National Institute of Health - Senior Health issued a warning for older adults on the health risks of alcohol consumption. The body reacts differently to alcohol as it ages, and because alcohol consumption can have undesirable consequences on the health of the elderly hence they must reduce their consumption with age. The health benefits of moderate* alcohol consumption have been controversial but what is a well known fact is that heavy drinking puts one at high risk for several chronic diseases. 

Tags: Alcohol Abuse, Alzheimers & Nutrition, Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Health Hazards, Healthy Lifestyle, Seniors Health

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Calcium Supplementation Linked to Increased Risk For Myocardial Infarction
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Soy Consumption And Cardiovascular Diseases - Are The Claims Warranted?

Soy Consumption And Cardiovascular Diseases - Are The Claims Warranted?

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death globally. According to WHO statistics, by 2030, it is predicted that almost 23.6 million people may die from CVDs, mainly from heart disease and stroke. Diet especially soy consumption has received considerable attention as a CVD prevention strategy. 

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