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CoQ10: Improving Run Times & Heart Health

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Coenzyme Q10 not only has a pretty cool name (CoQ10), but it is one of the most powerful health-promoting supplements on the market. In fact, there are thousands of studies showing its positive influence on energy, specifically as energy relates to cardiovascular wellness. In fact, more recent research has shown that CoQ10 supplementation supports healthy cholesterol levels and thus may …

Eating Walnuts Can Help Your Heart

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According to researchers in Germany, walnuts are great for the heart (and tasty, too). In a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Metabolism, the scientific team gave study participants, who were reasonably healthy men and women, 1.5 ounces of walnuts to eat daily for eight weeks. The team checked the participants’ levels of LDL cholesterol and apolipoprotein B — …

Chocolate & Heart Health: No Longer Just For Romance

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Many of us happily know by now that a little dark chocolate goes a long way — not only does it make us feel good, it is good for our bodies as well. Cocoa and dark chocolate contains specific flavanols (a type of antioxidant family) that has been shown in studies to support healthy blood pressure and healthy inflammatory response. …

Breast Health & Omega 3 EFAs: More Effective Than Eating Fish

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If you’re a woman concerned about breast health and you can’t stomach the taste of fish, ensure you take fish oils (EPA and DHA). And if you do like fish, you’ll still want to take EPA/DHA supplements. Here’s why. In a meta-analysis (study of studies) in the British Medical Journal, researchers investigated the association between consumption of fish and omega …

Researchers Love Studying Omega 3 EFAs

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Only aspirin has a higher number of clinical studies focusing on its powers. There are in excess of 20,000 research papers on Omega 3 EFAs (DHA and EPA alone or in combination) on Pubmed, the respository of clinical research. In a 12-month span between May 2012 and May 2013, there were more than 150 human clinical trials involving Omega 3 …

Does Vitamin D Prevent Diabetes? New Study Aims To Find Out.

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The National Institutes of Health is funding a huge, multi-site, multi-year double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial to determine if vitamin D supplements may help definitively prevent or delay onset of diabetes type II in approximately 2,500 adults who are at high risk of developing the disease. The researchers’ mission is to discover if vitamin D3 (also known as cholecalciferol) is capable …

Testing Yourself For Vitamin D Deficiency

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Undeniably, you have heard a spate of reports about how vital Vitamin D is for overall and specific health, during the past couple of years. No doubt, many of you are taking it every day right now. But how do you know you’re getting enough from your vitamin D supplement? According to the Vitamin D Council, Vitamin D is vitally …

No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults

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MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Despite recent advances in preventing heart attacks among U.S. seniors, those gains don’t seem to have occurred among middle-aged adults — especially women, a new study reports. Heart attack hospitalization rates among young and middle-aged adults have remained stable during the previous decade, even as seniors of Medicare age experienced a better than …

Only 4 in 10 Americans Eat Heart-Healthy Nuts Each Day, CDC Says

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Nutrition experts advocate including nuts in a heart-healthy diet, but a new study finds that about 60 percent of Americans don’t consume these foods on a daily basis. The study, released Dec. 17 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the NCHS Data Brief, found that about 38 percent of American adults ate nuts each day, usually …

Following Blood Pressure Guidelines Saves Lives, Dollars: Study

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If all Americans had their high blood pressure controlled, 56,000 fewer heart attacks and strokes would occur each year. And 13,000 fewer people would die — without increasing health costs, a new study claims. However, 44 percent of U.S. adults with elevated blood pressure do not have it regulated, according to background information in the study. “If we would get …