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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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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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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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Cholesterol Updates on Prevention, Recommendations & Management
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Balancing Your Diet - To Fight a Bulging Waistline!
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Peanut Allergy Updates 2011 - New Research Offers Hope For Relief?

Peanut Allergy Updates 2011 - New Research Offers Hope For Relief?

Peanut Allergies - Updates 2011 - Research on peanut allergies and management of peanut allergies 

Tags: Allergies, Children's Health, Fats, Food Fads, General health, Health Hazards, Nutrition, Screening

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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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Can My Medication Spoil? YES, So Take Care of It As Instructed!

Can My Medication Spoil? YES, So Take Care of It As Instructed!

The conditions under which we store our medications is critical - If not stored properly, chemical changes may take place which may make the drug ineffective or even produce harmful by products. While we are careful to check the expiry dates of drugs, many of us ignore the storage instructions on the packs of medicines. 

Tags: Alzheimers & Nutrition, Cancer Diet & Nutrition, Children's Health, Diabetes Management, Drugs, General health, Health Hazards, Heart Health, Nutritional Supplements, Pregnancy / Lactation, Seniors Health, Vitamins & Supplements, Water, Women's Health

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And Now… Death By TV!

And Now… Death By TV!

Long hours spent in front of the TV result in a sedentary lifestyle which could lead to type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and premature death. 

Tags: Diet, Eat Healthy, Exercise and Yoga, Fibre, Fitness, General health, Health Hazards, Healthy Foods, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Men's Health, Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity / Weight Loss, Sedentary Lifestyle, Type 1 Diabetes - Juvenile Diabetes, Women's Health

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Alluring Food Labels –Attention Grabbers or Trustworthy Buddies?

Alluring Food Labels –Attention Grabbers or Trustworthy Buddies?

The importance of nutrition labeling cannot be stressed enough as it helps make the consumer more aware of the nutritional value of the food they are eating, thus helping them make healthier choices and prevent the onset of obesity, diabetes or cardiovascular diseases. 

Tags: Anemia, Eat Healthy, Food Fads, General health, Health Hazards, Healthy Foods, Healthy Lifestyle, Mental Health, Nutrition, Nutrition Counseling, Nutritional Myths, Nutritional Supplements, Obesity / Weight Loss, Pre-Diabetes, Sodium, Vitamins & Supplements, 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! 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Cholesterol, Diet, Fats, General health, Health Hazards, Heart Health, Nutrition

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Caffeine & Alcohol Blend – a Lethal Cocktail? The FDA Steps In!

Caffeine & Alcohol Blend – a Lethal Cocktail? The FDA Steps In!

Mixing caffeine with alcohol is hardly a new trend, but of late large segments of students- teenagers have had to be admitted to the emergency room after consuming a type of trendy combination drink. 

Tags: Alcohol Abuse, Drugs, Health Hazards, Healthy Lifestyle, Ulcers

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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. 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Cholesterol, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Diabetes Management, Diabetes Prevention, Eat Healthy, Health Hazards, Heart Health, Men's Health, Obesity / Weight Loss, Smoking

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Bisphosphonates & Avandia - Drugs Meant to Heal May Actually Cause Harm!

Bisphosphonates & Avandia - Drugs Meant to Heal May Actually Cause Harm!

Avandia, used for treating Diabetes, is being monitored for causing heart attacks or heart failure in patients. Bisphosphonates, namely Actonel, Boniva or Fosamax benefits are now being questioned, is a drug meant to reduce or prevent fractures due to fragility of bones. 

Tags: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Diabetes Management, Diabetes Prevention, Drugs, General health, Health Hazards, Healthy Lifestyle, Osteoporosis, Sedentary Lifestyle, Seniors Health, Speak Up, Type 2 Diabetes - Insulin Dependent Diabetes

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7 Hygiene Tips That Provide Better Protection From The H1N1 Virus or The Seasonal Flu.

7 Hygiene Tips That Provide Better Protection From The H1N1 Virus or The Seasonal Flu.

Sometimes we forget that the H1N1 flu virus is still lurking around. Simple common sense tips can help protect you and your children. 

Tags: Children's Health, General health, Health Hazards

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Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF) During Monsoons - Tips for Treatment, Nutrition & Diet

Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF) During Monsoons - Tips for Treatment, Nutrition & Diet

NutritionVista offers some dietary tips on managing your diet, nutrition, symptoms and fever when you have dengue or Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever 

Tags: Anemia, Children's Health, Diet, General health, Health Hazards, Nutrition

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Food Poisoning - Tips for prevention and treatment of Salmonella, E.coli and other bacteria.

Food Poisoning - Tips for prevention and treatment of Salmonella, E.coli and other bacteria.

Recently, 170.4 million eggs distributed to stores in 14 states in the US were recalled for salmonella poisoning. This time the recall was eggs, but in the past it’s been hamburgers, or chicken or spinach in Califormia, or prepared foods on cruise ships sailing the Bahamas, or at a large wedding banquet hall in Bangalore seating 1000 where it was found that food servers with contaminated hands were to blame for 30 deaths. Here is discussion on few common ones and how we can prevent infection. 

Tags: Diabetes Prevention, Diet, Drugs, Eat Healthy, Exercise and Yoga, Fitness, Gastritis, General health, Health Hazards, Healthy Foods, Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition

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Weight Gain - An Easy Transition From FIT to FAT...

Weight Gain - An Easy Transition From FIT to FAT...

Even short phases of overeating and lack of adequate exercise in normal weight young adults can lead to long term weight gain and changes in body composition. 

Tags: Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Diet, Eat Healthy, Food Fads, Health Hazards, Healthy Foods, Nutrition, Nutritional Myths, Obesity / Weight Loss

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Are the Number of Cavities One Gets Proportionate to Sugar Consumed?

Are the Number of Cavities One Gets Proportionate to Sugar Consumed?

a recent reported explained that, it’s not how much sugar, but, the way that sugar is consumed which is responsible for development of oral cavities. Changes in eating and drinking pattern can help to reduce cavity formation. 

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