Some plant foods contain fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and healthy fats, along with a significant amount of protein. Studies suggest that adopting a plant-based diet lowers your risk of chronic disease and extends your life. Many health experts recommend including a few meatless meals that contain high-protein foods from plant
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Your body requires protein to build, maintain, and repair muscles, bones, skin, nails, and hair. Protein is also an essential element in various compounds, including enzymes, hormones, antibodies and neurotransmitters, that your body needs to function properly. If you don’t consume enough protein, you may experience loss of muscle mass,
Post-Heart Attack Procedures Improve Survival Rates
Following an NSTEMI heart attack, patients who have a procedure to increase blood flow in coronary arteries, such as angioplasty and/or stenting, have higher survival rates after six months than patients treated with medications alone, according to a study in the Sept. 13, 2016 issue
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
Q. Can statin medications cause memory problems?
A. A number of anecdotal reports suggest a link between cholesterol-lowering statin drugs and impaired cognitive function. Some statin users have complained of memory loss, “foggy” thinking, or an inability to recall words or concentrate—symptoms that stopped after they quit using the medications.
The list of statins’ side effects—memory loss, muscle pain, fatigue, diabetes—is ever growing. In today’s News Bulletin, learn how to lower LDL cholesterol naturally using heart-healthy foods and supplements.
Even doctors sometimes give an incorrect answer to the question, “What is cholesterol?” by making the assumption that cholesterol is a type of fat. But, it’s not. Learn why outdated myths still dominate cholesterol theory.