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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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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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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. 

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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) 

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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. 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Diet, Eat Healthy, Healthy Lifestyle, Hypertension, Metabolic Syndrome, Nutrition, Obesity / Weight Loss, Screening, Sedentary Lifestyle

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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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Essential Carbohydrates - Misused and Misunderstood
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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. 

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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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Throbbing Migraines! Can Foods Trigger Them?

Throbbing Migraines! Can Foods Trigger Them?

A recent study, published by the International Headache Society has explored the association between migraines, antibodies and food allergens. The association between certain foods that trigger migraine is well recognized by patients as well as physicians 

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Beetroot Juice Reduces Blood Pressure

Beetroot Juice Reduces Blood Pressure

Why is the incidence of hypertension increasing worldwide? Why should people with hypertension worry when effective drug therapy is easily available? Are drug therapy's sustainable and the best solution to better long-term health? 

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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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Sodium An Essential Nutrient - Is A Low Salt / Sodium Diet Better For Health?

Sodium An Essential Nutrient - Is A Low Salt / Sodium Diet Better For Health?

The importance of sodium - learn more about recommended guidelines and the need for a low sodium diet. All foods contain sodium in varying degrees. It can be inherently present in trace amounts, or added in as a flavoring or a preservative. Let's look at where all this hidden salt /sodium in foods is coming from? 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Children's Health, Diet, Eat Healthy, Health Hazards, Healthy Foods, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Hypertension, Metabolic Syndrome, Nutrition, Nutritional Supplements, Obesity / Weight Loss, Renal Diseases, Screening, Sodium, Sports Health

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Low Potassium Consumption = High Blood Pressure! (Role of Potassium Rich Foods)

Low Potassium Consumption = High Blood Pressure! (Role of Potassium Rich Foods)

Is low Potassium consumption as potent as high Sodium consumption in raising blood pressure? 

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Men- It’s Time To Address Your Stress

Men- It’s Time To Address Your Stress

How many times do we convince ourselves that over stretching our brains with work, family life, financial issues as well as health concerns will not impact our long term health. 

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20 Something! What’s High Blood Pressure Got To Do With Me?

20 Something! What’s High Blood Pressure Got To Do With Me?

High blood pressure (or hypertension), also known as the silent killer is dependent on certain risk factors that an increasing number of young Indians are falling prey to. 

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