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Physical activity is a good natural remedy for heart health as you age

2016-08-29 08:47

According to new research there is an association between just moderate physical activity and a greater than 50 percent decrease in cardiovascular death in people over 65 years old.

There are great concerns about the increased risk for death from cardiovascular disease as people age. A good natural remedy for heart health as you age is physical activity.

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Which Works Better for Cardiac Health―Dieting, Exercise or a Combo of Both?

2016-08-27 01:49

For men and women who are overweight, which works better for their cardiac health—focusing on diet alone, exercise alone, or a combination of both weight loss strategies? Here’s what one recent study found.

According to a news release from St. Louis University, researcher and sports cyclist Ted Weiss, Ph.D.

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Fitness activity does not cancel the negative impact of sedentary lifestyle

2016-08-22 08:28

According to a science advisory from the American Heart Association being sedentary is not simply a lack of getting exercise, it is also a potentially independent risk factor for stroke and heart disease.

If you want to maintain a naturally healthy heart you should strive to stay active.

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Benefits of Barley: Are You Eating Enough of This Healthy Grain?

2016-06-15 15:44

When you think of a heart healthy grain, your mind probably steers toward oats. But recent research has found that barley should start being a part of your daily diet, as it has many benefits - not only for the heart, but for the whole body.

Barley is a versatile cereal grain with a rich, nutlike flavor and a chewy consistency.

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Cranberries Have Role in Heart Health, Should We Give Thanks?

2015-10-19 17:41

Several studies, including new research presented at the Cranberry Health Research Conference, suggest cranberries may play an important part in heart health. As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday and the height of cranberry season, it’s time to explore how these red berries may benefit heart health.

Cranberries are a rich source of polyphenols, including phenolic acids (e.g., benzoic, ellagic acids) and flavonoids (e.g., anthocyanins, flavonols), which have been found to have potent antioxidan

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Confused about testosterone replacement therapy?

2015-08-11 22:06

Replacing testosterone in older men is found in the first new study to improve cardiovascular health in findings published online Aug. 6, 2015, in the European Heart Journal.

Another study that is published in JAMA, suggests taking the hormone for “low T” also will not make atherosclerosis any worse for men already diagnosed with heart disease, though larger trials are

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How to lower your triglycerides with lifestyle and omega-3 fatty acids

2015-06-27 10:48

Omega-3 fatty acids can help lower your triglyceride levels. But you should know which products work best, how much you should take and what level of triglycerides is considered dangerous to heart health. Keeping your triglyceride level in check is also possible with lifestyle changes.

The active ingredients in omega-3 fatty acids are DHA and EPA that both help lower triglyceride levels. Prescription and over-the counter products may contain both.

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High-protein diet dangerous for those at risk for heart disease

2015-05-09 18:35

While replacing fats and carbohydrates with protein has been touted as a quick way to lose weight, people who are at risk for heart disease should avoid high-protein diets as they may increase the likelihood of weight gain and premature death.

Spanish researchers analyzed data from a government-funded trial of more than 7,000 men aged 55 to 88 and women aged 60 to 80 between 2003 and 2008.

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