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Metabolic Syndrome - its Causes, Risk Factors, Symptoms & Treatment.

Metabolic Syndrome - its Causes, Risk Factors, Symptoms & Treatment.

abdominal obesity, triglycerides, blood pressure, poor HDL, insulin resistance are risk factors of metabolic syndrome. This is based on the guidelines from the National Institute of Health. The main features of metabolic syndrome include insulin resistance, hypertension, cholesterol abnormalities and overweight or obesity. 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Diabetes, Diabetes Prevention, Exercise and Yoga, Health Hazards, Heart Health, Hypertension, Men's Health, Metabolic Syndrome, Morbid Obesity, Obesity / Weight Loss, Pre-Diabetes, Sedentary Lifestyle, Type 2 Diabetes - Insulin Dependent Diabetes, Water, Women's Health

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As a Woman, What’s My Risk Score For Developing Heart Disease?

As a Woman, What’s My Risk Score For Developing Heart Disease?

As a Woman, What’s My Risk Score For Developing Heart Disease? What steps can I take to reduce my risk of developing cardiovascular disease. 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Cholesterol, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, General health, Heart Health, Hypertension, Sedentary Lifestyle, Women's Health

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Fats - What’s Good For Your Heart Is Good For Your Brain

Fats - What’s Good For Your Heart Is Good For Your Brain

A new Brigham and Womens hospital study revealed that just like with heart diseases certain fats have a negative impact on cognitive health function as well. Saturated fats adversely affect cognitive health. 

Tags: Breast Cancer, Cancer Management, Cardiovascular Disease, Cholesterol, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Eat Healthy, Fats, General health, Health Hazards, Healthy Foods, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Nutrition Counseling, Obesity / Weight Loss, Sedentary Lifestyle, Women's Health

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Cardiovascular Disease Screening a Must For Young With Lifestyle Risks

Cardiovascular Disease Screening a Must For Young With Lifestyle Risks

Given the fact that life styles today are increasing the risk for CVD only half the young adult population take the effort to get screened and take precautions to avoid CVD & CVD related diseases. 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Eat Healthy, Fitness, Health Hazards, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Screening, Sedentary Lifestyle, Smoking

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Exercise May Reverse Cardiovascular Disease As Well as Prevent It

Exercise May Reverse Cardiovascular Disease As Well as Prevent It

A number of studies in Europe have shown that exercise has a more positive impact on strengthening heart muscle and reversing CVD. Exercises such as interval training, strength training etc are more effective than moderate continuous training however it should not lead to exertion. Broadly speaking CVD patients should exercise 3-4 times a week for at least 30 minutes but this should be customised for each individual. 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Exercise and Yoga, Fitness, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Sedentary Lifestyle

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Cholesterol Updates on Prevention, Recommendations & Management
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World Health Day 2012,  Make A Pledge This April 7th, 2012!
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Cholesterol Watch – Statins May Cause Diabetes Says New Study
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Sodium, Potassium & Our Ticking Heart

Sodium, Potassium & Our Ticking Heart

A diet high in sodium and low in potassium increases the risk of death from heart disease and other causes, this according to a new CDC study whose findings revealed that a high sodium to potassium ratio is responsible for heart disease. 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Diet, Fitness, Health Hazards, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Hypertension, Men's Health, Nutrition, Potassium, Renal Diseases, Sedentary Lifestyle, Seniors Health, Sodium, Ulcers

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2011 Guidelines For The Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women

2011 Guidelines For The Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women

The article elaborates the guidelines for the prevention of CVD in women based on the American Heart Association’s Effectiveness-Based Guidelines for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women (2011) 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Cholesterol, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Hypertension, Obesity / Weight Loss, Women's Health

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Can My Medication Spoil? YES, So Take Care of It As Instructed!

Can My Medication Spoil? YES, So Take Care of It As Instructed!

The conditions under which we store our medications is critical - If not stored properly, chemical changes may take place which may make the drug ineffective or even produce harmful by products. While we are careful to check the expiry dates of drugs, many of us ignore the storage instructions on the packs of medicines. 

Tags: Alzheimers & Nutrition, Cancer Diet & Nutrition, Children's Health, Diabetes Management, Drugs, General health, Health Hazards, Heart Health, Nutritional Supplements, Pregnancy / Lactation, Seniors Health, Vitamins & Supplements, Water, Women's Health

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And Now… Death By TV!

And Now… Death By TV!

Long hours spent in front of the TV result in a sedentary lifestyle which could lead to type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and premature death. 

Tags: Diet, Eat Healthy, Exercise and Yoga, Fibre, Fitness, General health, Health Hazards, Healthy Foods, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Men's Health, Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity / Weight Loss, Sedentary Lifestyle, Type 1 Diabetes - Juvenile Diabetes, Women's Health

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What is Yoga? Understanding The Health Benefits of Yoga.

What is Yoga? Understanding The Health Benefits of Yoga.

An article about the fundamentals and health benefits of yoga. Yoga is a practice that uses – Postures (asanas), breathing technique (pranayama) and meditation to relax & strengthen the inner body. Research has shown that yoga can help alleviate symptoms in people dealing with varying health issues such as back pain, chronic headaches, sleeplessness, obesity, neck aches, upset stomach, anxiety, depression and high blood pressure. 

Tags: Exercise and Yoga, Fitness, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Men's Health, Obesity / Weight Loss, Sedentary Lifestyle, Seniors Health, Women's Health

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Is Coconut Oil Good or Bad For Heart Health? Coconut's Effects on Cholesterol & Health

Is Coconut Oil Good or Bad For Heart Health? Coconut's Effects on Cholesterol & Health

There is a lot of controversy on the health impact of regular consumption of coconut oil. This article presents all the facts, both negative and positive on the subject. i.e., What is coconut oil composed of, its benefits and is it bad for my hearts health! 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Cholesterol, Diet, Fats, General health, Health Hazards, Heart Health, Nutrition

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Dietary Fiber – Adding Years to Life

Dietary Fiber – Adding Years to Life

High fiber diet helps in lowering the risk of CVD, Diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity and also some cancers. Now it has been found that it also helps in adding more years to a life of a person. 

Tags: Antioxidants - Anti Aging, Cancer Prevention, Children's Health, Diet, Fibre, Gastritis, General health, Healthy Foods, Heart Health, Nutrition

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Revised RDA for Vitamin D and Calcium - An Ongoing Debate!

Revised RDA for Vitamin D and Calcium - An Ongoing Debate!

Revised RDA for Vitamin D and Calcium - the article elaborates the recommendations of the 14 member expert committee convened by the Institute of Medicine, at the request of the United States and Canadian governments which examined data of nearly 1,000 publications to determine how much vitamin D and calcium people were getting, and how much was really required for optimal health. A Dutch study revealed that a deficiency of Vitamin D can be responsible for development of metabolic syndrome in the elderly. 

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Essential Carbohydrates - Misused and Misunderstood
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Can Exposure to Excessive Noise Pollution Be An Occupational Risk for CVD

Can Exposure to Excessive Noise Pollution Be An Occupational Risk for CVD

People who work in noisy places are at increased risk for cardiovascular diseases if they have pre-existing heart conditions and are smokers. 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Health Hazards, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Hypertension, Mental Health, Smoking

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I Am Young & Healthy, Then Why Is My Total Cholesterol Above 200?

I Am Young & Healthy, Then Why Is My Total Cholesterol Above 200?

This article talks about - If you are young and healthy and your annual report shows your total cholesterol to be above 200 - what are the causes for high cholesterol. Is it dangerous for your heart health? What should you eat tolower it. 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Cholesterol, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Diabetes Management, Diabetes Prevention, Eat Healthy, Health Hazards, Heart Health, Men's Health, Obesity / Weight Loss, Smoking

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