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  1. 9 Surprising Things That Affect Heart Health

    9 Surprising Things That Affect Heart Health

    When it comes to optimizing overall health, taking care of your cardiovascular system should be one of your most pressing concerns. However, even if you have already adopted a healthier way of living, you may not be aware of some little-known things that affect heart health. For good or for ill, these lifestyle habits can have a bigger impact on...
  2. Vitamins and Aging: Can Taking Vitamins Reduce Disease Risk?

    Vitamins and Aging: Can Taking Vitamins Reduce Disease Risk?

    Recent research has found that increasing vitamin intake may reduce the risk of chronic disease as we age. Whether by consuming a more diverse diet or by taking a high-quality dietary supplement, ingesting sufficient amounts of antioxidant vitamins may reduce the chances of developing myocardial infarction, stroke and other medical disorders. Similarly, getting enough of other important vitamins has been shown...
  3. Can Anthocyanins in Blueberries Protect Heart Health and More?

    Can Anthocyanins in Blueberries Protect Heart Health and More?

    We already know that blueberries are packed with vitamins and nutrients that provide a vast array of health benefits. According to a new study, certain compounds found in blueberries protect heart health and and may even help prolong life. New Study Finds Blueberries Protect Heart Health A joint project, which brought together researchers from the U.K.'s University of East Anglia...
  4. Joint Supplement Glucosamine Lowers Cardiovascular Risk

    Joint Supplement Glucosamine Lowers Cardiovascular Risk

    Glucosamine is a natural supplement used to help support bone and cartilage health, and more specifically in cases of minor joint pain caused by osteoarthritis and other joint concerns. Early laboratory tests found that glucosamine helps reduce minor joint pain by addressing the inflammation that surrounds the joints, allowing the cartilage to naturally regenerate on its own. While intended to...
  5. New Research Reveals How Resveratrol Lowers Blood Pressure

    New Research Reveals How Resveratrol Lowers Blood Pressure

    Resveratrol is a natural compound found in a variety of healthy foods, such as blueberries, peanuts and red grapes, that has been proven to offer a variety of health benefits. Since red grapes contain a high concentration of the compound, it is also found in red wine. Resveratrol is a polyphenolic compound, meaning it contains polyphenols, plant constituents with strong...
  6. Cardiovascular Disease on the Rise: Protecting Your Heart More Important Than Ever

    Cardiovascular Disease on the Rise: Protecting Your Heart More Important Than Ever

    Heart disease rates are declining throughout the world, while at the same time they are on the rise in the United States. In fact, heart disease is responsible for nearly one out of every four deaths in the U.S. This makes heart disease the leading cause of premature death among Americans, ranking higher than cancer and certain types of chronic...
  7. Poor Diet Biggest Risk Factor for Early Death, Says New Study

    Poor Diet Biggest Risk Factor for Early Death, Says New Study

    According to a new study, poor eating habits are responsible for one-fifth of all early deaths on a global scale. In 2017, this rate was equivalent to 11 million deaths. While unhealthy foods may not directly cause those premature deaths, the researchers concluded that unhealthy diets exposed more people to noncommunicable diseases like cancer, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease...
  8. Can Chili Pepper Compound Capsaicin Curb Cancer?

    Can Chili Pepper Compound Capsaicin Curb Cancer?

    Capsaicin is the compound in chili peppers that give them their spicy kick, but ongoing research has found that it does even more than that. A new study confirms capsaicin slows cancer, backing up previous research indicating that this spicy compound may hold the key to more successful treatments. Specifically, researchers found that the compound has a powerful effect on...
  9. Inflammation: The Missing Link Between Heart Disease and Depression

    Inflammation: The Missing Link Between Heart Disease and Depression

    Studies have found that people who suffer from depression are far more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those who do not have this mental illness. Conversely, individuals who experience a cardiovascular event are more likely to develop depression. While it's difficult to say which condition may cause the other, the fact remains that there is a clear relationship between...
  10. New Gut Bacteria Research Finds Link Between Gut Health, Stroke and Cancer

    New Gut Bacteria Research Finds Link Between Gut Health, Stroke and Cancer

    The gut microbiome is filled with bacteria and other microbes that assist in the digestion of the foods we eat. While there are some bacteria that are harmful to us, many of the bacteria in our digestive tract are beneficial, helping to withdraw nutrients and vitamins from our foods through the digestion process. In addition, these bacteria help to boost...

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