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Can Your Plate Protect Your Liver?

Your liver is a real multi-tasker, performing more than 500 functions. Located in the upper right side of the abdomen, just below your diaphragm, the liver helps transform nutrients into energy, makes bile for fat digestion, stores vitamins and minerals, makes proteins needed to fight infections and clot blood, and

Inflammatory Joint Disorder and Atherosclerosis

People who suffer from inflammatory joint disorders (IJDs) are more likely to have increased atherosclerotic cardiovascular (CV) disease risk compared with the general population.
Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque, comprising fat, cholesterol, and calcium, builds up in the arteries over time, narrowing the arteries and limiting the flow of

Diabetes: A Serious Problem for the Brain

A mountain of evidence amassed by scientific researchers attests to the damaging effects of diabetes on the brain. But the precursors of diabetes—insulin resistance and prediabetes— also take a toll. If not carefully controlled, diabetes and its precursors can increase risk for health problems such as stroke, heart attack, and

High Insulin Levels Linked with Worse Prognosis in Breast Cancer Patients

Women with breast cancer that has metastasized (spread to other parts of the body) and who have higher-than-normal insulin levels have a significantly worse prognosis than women with normal insulin levels, according to a study presented in November 2015 at the Advanced Breast Cancer Third International Consensus Conference.

The researchers, who

How to Improve Memory? Shed the Belly Fat

If you’re wondering how to improve your memory as you age, you might want to start by whittling away at that middle-aged pot belly. Research shows visceral fat – the accumulation of fat that concentrates in the abdomen…

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