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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 …

Naturally Increase Heart Health With Red Yeast Rice

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Your heart is the wellspring of your life. You owe it to yourself to make it healthy. Without any doubt, the abundance of cholesterols in the body is an enemy of your heart. If you want to have a healthy heart, you should have a check on cholesterols in your body, especially LDL (low-density lipoprotein or bad cholesterol). Red Yeast …

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 …

Obesity-Related Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life: Study

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The heart disease and diabetes that often accompany obesity may rob people of almost a decade of life and close to two decades of a healthy life, Canadian researchers report. “Not only is excess body weight associated with a significant reduction in life expectancy, but with an even greater reduction in healthy life years,” said lead researcher Dr. Steven Grover, …

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 …

Statin Use On The Rise According To CDC

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More Americans than ever are taking cholesterol-lowering medications, federal health officials reported recently. The percentage of adults aged 40 and older taking drugs that combat high cholesterol rose from 20 percent to 28 percent between 2003 and 2012, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Moreover, the use of statins increased from 18 percent to 26 percent, …

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 …

Could a Drink a Day Lower Your Risk for Heart Failure?

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Study found an association for middle-aged people, but experts stress that heavy drinking is never healthy Having a drink each day might help lower a middle-aged person’s odds for heart failure, a new study reveals. The investigation suggests that men in their 40s, 50s and 60s who drink as much as seven comparably sized glasses of wine, beer and/or spirits …