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Research Round Up April 2024

· · Diabetes
• Plant-Based Diet May Lower Diabetes Risk. Eating a healthy plant-based diet may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by as much as 24 percent, according to researchers. The study, which included more than 113,000 participants over 12 years, found that, because a healthy plant-based diet can improve liver … Read More

Low Blood Pressure

· · Diabetes
Q: I’ve had low blood pressure for years, but my doctor just started expressing concerns about it. I’m 77 and am in good health. A: An estimated 10 to 20 percent of older adults have orthostatic hypotension, which is a drop in blood pressure when you go from sitting or … Read More

Vegan Diet Better Than Omnivore Diet for Cardiovascular Health

· · Diabetes
A study from Stanford Medicine reports that adopting a vegan diet can lead to significant improvements in cardiovascular health within just eight weeks. While it is widely recognized that reducing meat consumption has cardiovascular benefits, this study uniquely controlled for genetic, upbringing, and lifestyle variables by examining identical twins who … Read More

Understanding Heart Arrhythmias

· · Diabetes
Heart arrhythmias, also known as cardiac arrhythmias or irregular heartbeats, affects millions of people worldwide. An arrhythmia is a condition in which the heart’s electrical system doesn’t work properly, causing the heart to beat in an unhealthy manner. These heart rhythm irregularities can range from harmless palpitations to life-threatening conditions … Read More

Pomegranate Benefits

· · Diabetes
Q: What are some benefits of pomegranate juice? A: Pomegranate juice benefits include lowering blood pressure and improving your heart health. Also, you don’t have to guzzle glasses of grape or vegetable juice with high amounts of sugar to lower blood pressure when small portions of pomegranate juice benefits will … Read More

Be Aware of Subtle Heart Attack Symptoms

· · Diabetes
Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in the United States, and women may be twice as likely as men to experience a fatal heart attack. Despite this, the misconception that heart disease and heart attacks are more of a man’s problem is still prevalent, and women … Read More

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