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Getting rich may mean heart disease for 3rd world

Data from 100 countries on weight, diet, cholesterol, blood pressure and other factors important in heart disease show the developing world is clearly on course to become as overweight and out of shape as many industrialized countries, they found.Just as in the United States, Britain and other developed countries, heart disease will become the No.…

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Continue reading Breast-feeding May Lower Blood Pressure in Childhood

Breast-feeding May Lower Blood Pressure in Childhood

It has been reported that individuals who were breast-fed during infancy appear to have decreased risk of death from heart disease. Now, new research suggests that this may be due to blood pressure-lowering effects of breast-feeding. “The wider promotion of breast-feeding is a potential component of the public health strategy to reduce population levels of…

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Continue reading A Diet High In Milk May Cut Heart Disease And Stroke Risk

A Diet High In Milk May Cut Heart Disease And Stroke Risk

The research team asked a representative sample of 764 men to weigh and record every item of food and drink they consumed for seven consecutive days. Just under 90% of the sample (665) produced complete and detailed diaries. The men, who were all aged between 45 and 59, were taking part in the Caerphilly Cohort…

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Continue reading New Strategy For Protecting Brain Against Alzheimers Disease Enhancing The Innate Immune System

New Strategy For Protecting Brain Against Alzheimers Disease Enhancing The Innate Immune System

Published in the June 10 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, the findings could lead to a new approach in diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s disease by helping to diagnose and correct this immune defect. This is the first time that researchers have discovered that the innate — or more primitive — part of the…

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Continue reading New method for predicting prostate cancer

New method for predicting prostate cancer

The damage closely resembles that found in the DNA of prostate cancer and was easily identified using biopsy tissue samples and is believed to indicate a high risk for prostate cancer. Lead investigator, Dr. Donald C. Malins of the Pacific Northwest Research Institute in Seattle and his colleagues published their findings this week in the…

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Continue reading Cooking with gas increases risk of respiratory illness in young children

Cooking with gas increases risk of respiratory illness in young children

Cooking with gas seems to increase the risk of respiratory illness, indicates research in Archives of Disease in Childhood.Parents of 426 children living in two housing estates in Hong Kong were surveyed about their children’s health. One of the estates was located in an area of high environmental pollution.None of the children, whose ages ranged…

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Continue reading Even a Late Exercise Start Cuts Heart Risks

Even a Late Exercise Start Cuts Heart Risks

Dr. Robert John Petrella and colleagues at the University of Western Ontario, London, examined the effect of exercise training on the development of metabolic markers of cardiovascular disease in two groups of healthy but sedentary adults between the ages of 55 and 75 years.One group began regular supervised physical exercise training and the other remained…

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Continue reading Depression and Heart Disease link

Depression and Heart Disease link

Depressed postmenopausal women have a 50 percent greater risk of developing or dying from heart disease than those not depressed, raising the possibility that treating the mind could help the body fight cardiovascular ills, researchers report.The finding comes from a four-year government study of 93,676 women across the United States.“While various biological mechanisms have been…

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