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This stone fruit helps to improve blood glucose levels; as well, it may improve BMI among women.
Easily distressed individuals may be at higher risk of heart disease.
When consumed with starchy foods, strawberries, bilberries, lingonberries, and chokeberries significantly reduce the postprandial insulin response, among women.
The nation’s (US) annual food safety report card shows that 2012 rates of infections from the pathogens Campylobacter and Vibrio have increased significantly.
Consumption of mushrooms may promote healthy weight, boost immune function, and serve as a convenient way to achieve Vitamin D levels.
Long-term exposure to fine particles of traffic pollution may increase a person’s risk of heart disease.
The shape of an older person's spine may predict their future need for home assistance or admission to a nursing home.
Physically demanding work has a detrimental effect on an individual's risk of coronary heart disease.
An at-home exercise program for people with Alzheimer's disease helps them cope with activities of daily living, without increasing health and social care costs
1 in 7 heart disease or stroke patients fail to adopt healthy lifestyle choices following the medical event.
Living near asphalt that is sealed with coal tar may raise a person’s risk of getting cancer, with the greatest potential effect in young children.
The type of jobs people have may increase their risk for developing asthma.
An international study reports a link between passive smoking and syndromes of dementia.
Triclosan, an antibacterial chemical found in numerous personal care products, may contribute to an increased risk of allergy development in children.
The antibiotic-resistant “superbug” methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is prevalent at several US wastewater treatment plants.
Two United Nations agencies have mapped the intersection of health and climate in an age of global warming.
Long-term exposure to fine particulate matter decreases flow-mediated brachial artery dilation.
People who are exposed to mold in their homes could be at an increased risk for sarcoidosis, a chronic inflammatory lung disease.
High noise levels can put people at-risk of annoyance as well as sleep disturbance, both of which can have serious health consequences.
People with severe coronary artery disease have been found to have higher-than-normal levels of the plastic bisphenol-A (BPA) in their urine.
Tip #162 - Halt High Blood Pressure
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (Tennessee, USA) researchers report that an increased intake in minerals such as potassium, magnesium and calcium by dietary means may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and decrease blood pressure in people with hypertension. A high intake of these minerals in the diet may also reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke. According to the study, if Americans were able to increase their potassium intake, the number of adults with known hypertension with blood pressure levels higher than 140/90 mm Hg might decrease by more than 10% and increase life expectancy. Similar studies show that diets high in magnesium (at least 500 to 1,000 mg/d) and calcium (more than 800 mg/d) may also be associated with both a decrease in blood pressure and risk of developing hypertension.
To boost your dietary intake of potassium, magnesium, and calcium, try these foods:
• Vegetables: broccoli, bok choy, spinach, beet greens, turnip greens, okra, artichoke, potatoes, carrot juice, and sweet potatoes
• Legumes: black beans, garbanzo beans, kidney beans, great northern beans, lentils, navy beans and soybeans
• Dairy: cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, and yogurt