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Cardiovascular Health

Eating regular variety of nuts associated with lower risk of heart disease

People who regularly eat nuts, including peanuts, walnuts and tree nuts, have a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease or coronary heart disease compared to people who never or almost never eat nuts, according to a new study.

Gut bacteria play a role on how your dietary changes affect your blood pressure

It’s already known that our diets contribute a lot to the development of diseases such as high blood pressure and that changing it is the first step toward mitigating that risk.

Surprisingly modest weight gain INCREASES the risk of heart and blood sugar problems, research reveals

The health benefits of maintaining a healthy weight are obvious to most people. However, a study out of Stanford is underscoring the dangers of weight gain to health in some key areas, including blood sugar balance and gut health.

How a Gluten-Free Diet Can Be Harmful

Michael Greger M.D., February 23rd, 2016
Until only a few years ago, almost the whole of the scientific world maintained that the wheat protein gluten would provoke negative effects only in people with rare conditions such as celiac disease or wheat allergies.

Only 1 TBSP of Coconut Oil Produces Powerful Health Changes, Study Confirms

Sayer Ji, GrePosted on November 16, 2015
A new study titled, “A coconut extra virgin oil-rich diet increases HDL cholesterol and decreases waist circumference and body mass in coronary artery disease patients,” holds great promisein those suffering from overweight, obesity, and heightened cardiovascular disease risk, and against which pharmaceutical approaches often fail.

Eating chocolate can protect you from heart attacks and strokes

By Lilley: (NaturalNews) Chocolate lovers, rejoice: researchers have found that eating chocolate can have a positive impact on your health. In a study involving nearly 158,000 men and women, they determined that a correlation existed between the consumption of chocolate and a diminished risk of stroke and heart attacks.

Live longer and improve your heart without moving a muscle

By Lowe: A study in Finland shows that an easy activity, that you can do sitting down, increases your life expectancy and drops your risk of a heart attack.

Research at the University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, shows that spending time in a sauna doesn’t just make you sweaty. It can also shrink your chances of heart problems and boost your life expectancy.

The Finnish researchers analyzed the health of more than 2,300 men ages 42 to 60 for a period of more than 20 years.