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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

How to Lower Cholesterol Naturally with Red Wine

Too much is a bad thing, but regularly drinking light to moderate amounts of red wine can help lower cholesterol naturally and improve cardiovascular health. What could be an easier or more enjoyable home remedy for high cholesterol?

Chronic Low-Grade Inflammation Damages the Heart

Inflammation is the body’s immune response to help us heal from injuries and infections. But sometimes, a low level of inflammation keeps hanging around, quietly damaging tissues. Chronic low-grade inflammation is thought to kick start atherosclerosis, the buildup of plaque on artery walls, a key component of coronary artery disease

Brain Protein Tau Gets New Focus in AD Research

A novel scanning technique is being hailed as a major advance in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research. A team of scientists led by neurologist Keith Johnson, MD, head of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Clinical Brain Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Service, is among the first to test a new imaging compound

4 Powerful, Research-Proven Supplements for Cognitive Health

4 Powerful, Research-Proven Supplements for Cognitive Health

Researchers have identified a number of herbal and nutritional supplements that can prevent or slow the progression of memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer’s disease. But four stand out as being especially effective.
Because symptoms of mild cognitive impairment and dementia don’t manifest until  years or decades after they

Gut Bacteria Linked to Cardiovascular, Kidney Diseases

For years, cholesterol was thought to be the primary cause of cardiovascular disease. However, new research has found direct links between gut bacteria and heart failure and chronic kidney disease.
The process involves two nutrients, choline (a component of lecithin, which is found in meat and eggs) and L-carnitine (found primarily

Can Vitamin C to Cut Your Cardiovascular Risks?

Getting enough vitamin C in your diet via a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables may lead to a longer life by helping reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, according to research published online May 6, 2015 in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In the study, individuals who consumed

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