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Eating red and processed meats increases heart disease risk

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Consumption of bacon, ham and sausages, and lamb, beef and pork, has been shown in research to increase the risk of heart disease, while...

Can statins stimulate atherosclerosis and heart failure?

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Statins reduce heart attack and stroke risk and seem to do this by reducing LDL levels, arterial plaque levels and inflammation. They have little...

Insulin resistance – and how to reduce it

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Insulin resistance is where cells less and less respond to insulin because of one of a number of health conditions such as high blood...

Is Lycopene better than statins?

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The bioactive ingredient Lycopene in tomatoes reduces ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol in the blood whilst slightly increasing good cholesterol levels. It also reduces blood pressure,...

Heart disease, wine consumption and exercise

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Moderate wine drinking - red or white - has been found to be beneficial to the heart especially if you also exercise regularly.  Researchers led...