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Metabolic Syndrome

People with ‘Metabolic Syndrome’ have at least three of the following 5 conditions: high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high triglycerides, low ‘good’ HDL...

Low Testosterone in men link to Alzheimer’s, multimorbidity and cancer

Two separate studies have linked declining levels of testosterone in all age groups the multiple chronic illnesses with one study showing a ‘significant’ link...

Stroke or heart attack? Living alone? Get a dog.

If you live alone and you are a heart attack or stroke survivor, you have less risk of an early death if you own...

Eating too quickly increases risk of chronic illness

Researchers have shown that people who eat too quickly have a higher risk of obesity and metabolic disorder (diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular risk). Researchers from...

More heart attacks occur when vitamin D levels are low; and...

There is mounting evidence that higher levels of plasma vitamin D may be associated with lowered risk of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD); and some...

Eat to control high blood pressure

The PREDIMED study showed us that the foods you eat can help control your blood pressure; with olive oil, nuts and seeds, fish oils,...

Cucumber can help prevent heart disease

According to a study (1) by the University of Bologna, the common cucumber (cucumis sativus Linn.) contains strong anti-inflammatory properties which reduce inflammation and...

The dangers of Poor Sleep

Here we look at what research tells us about the health dangers associated with poor sleep. 1. You get dumbed-down. People don’t think straight, become...

12 ways to lower your blood Triglycerides

There are two types of fat in your blood stream that you need to worry about. Cholesterol and Triglycerides. Doctors and the media worry...

Is Lycopene better than statins?

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