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Is Wine Healthy?

Is Wine Healthy?

It’s a logical question to ask if you’re enjoying a glass after a long day at work: Is wine healthy? Research has shown that drinking wine every day—following some important guidelines, of course—may provide adults with multiple health benefits. First, it’s important to keep in mind that the American Heart

HDL vs. LDL: Which Is the More Important Cholesterol Number?

HDL vs. LDL: Which Is the More Important Cholesterol Number?

You’ve probably heard high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol described as the “good” cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) as the “bad” cholesterol. But when it comes to which type of cholesterol is most important to control, who wins the HDL vs. LDL matchup?

If only it were that simple.

There’s considerable debate in

Brain Food: What to Eat to Protect Your Memory

Brain Food: What to Eat to Protect Your Memory

When it comes to memory power and concentration, selecting the right brain food is essential, Certain foods have been shown to do a good job of protecting memory and cognition, while it’s equally as important to avoid others.

Although diet isn’t the only factor that affects your brain’s prowess, it’s

How to Lower Triglycerides with 3 Proven Nutrients

How to Lower Triglycerides with 3 Proven Nutrients

If you’ve discovered that you have high triglycerides, it’s important to learn how to lower your levels. How to lower triglycerides? A number of ways are available, but you almost always should begin by using three of the most-researched natural therapies: omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and niacin, each of which

Is There a Cure for Diabetes?

Is There a Cure for Diabetes?

Every year in the United States, 1.5 million people are diagnosed with diabetes, and it’s the seventh-leading cause of death, according to the American Diabetes Association. Can diabetes be cured? Let’s first consider the two main types:
Type 1 (or juvenile) diabetesaccounts for 5 percent of all cases.
Type

Newsbriefs: Cardiovascular Health; Fruit; Statins; Ovarian Cancer

Older Adults Making Cardiovascular Health Gains
Older adults reduced their risk factors for heart disease and stroke between 1990 and 2010, according to a new study (Aging and Clinical Research, March 22). The study used National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data on adults age 40 and older to estimate

Added Sugars Increasingly Associated with Chronic Disease

Chronic conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes, are leading causes of death. Some research indicates that metabolic issues—metabolic syndrome (MetS)—may be the underlying cause for many of these diseases. Scientists are focusing on how the standard American, or “Western” diet, heavy in processed foods and sugars, is increasingly linked

Allicin: Garlic’s Secret Weapon

Allicin: Garlic’s Secret Weapon

If garlic isn’t a staple in your kitchen, you might consider making it one: Scientists are uncovering more layers of fascinating medicinal benefits related to this potent member of the onion (Alliaceae) family. With biblical references and a history that dates back to Ancient Egypt and the infamous Greek physician

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