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3. Fats, Carbohydrates, and Protein

Basic Nutrients
Before you worry about getting enough of specific vitamins or minerals, it’s smart to consider the dietary roles of the three most basic forms of nutrients: fats, carbohydrates, and protein. These are so fundamental to the nutritional quality of the foods we eat that their relative proportions are actually

1. Your Heart-Brain Partnership

Biologically speaking, everything that makes you what you are depends on a three-pound organ inside your skull that is kept alive by the beating of an organ in your chest that weighs only 8 to 10 ounces. Your heart beats about 100,000 times a day, pumping 2,000 gallons of blood

Routine Imaging Offers Clues About Stroke Risk

A new approach by UCLA neurologists has found that medical imaging, like dental x-rays, MRIs, and CT scans, can detect narrowing of arteries to the brain or vascular disease that may be an early warning sign of a stroke. The ongoing research, led by David S. Liebeskind, MD, of the

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