Intermittent fasting found to boost health, lower diabetes risk

A recent study revealed that intermittent fasting can help with heart health, improve blood chemistry and reduce the risk of diabetes. The study, published in Nutrition Research, looked at the benefits of time-restricted feeding – in particular, the 16:8 intermittent fasting method – in healthy college men. “What we are doing is time-restricted feeding. It is a way … Continue reading Intermittent fasting found to boost health, lower diabetes risk

Lowering homocysteine levels can decrease risk of heart attack, stroke and Alzheimer’s

Homocysteine is an amino acid produced when proteins are broken down. High homocysteine levels, called hyperhomocysteinemia, are known to increase disease risk. As a case in point, the condition is linked to heart attack, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease. High homocysteine levels and cardiovascular disease Previous research has found that homocysteine can damage the endothelium, the tissue lining the blood vessels throughout … Continue reading Lowering homocysteine levels can decrease risk of heart attack, stroke and Alzheimer’s

Can common antibiotics harm your heart? Research links them to increased risk of heart conditions

It is becoming increasingly clear that pharmaceutical antibiotics are not the life-saving drugs their makers say they are. Prone to misuse, antibiotics have given rise to a new breed of drug-resistant bacteria called “superbugs,” creating one of the most dangerous public health crises of this time. On top of this, antibiotics have numerous side effects. They can cause changes to the … Continue reading Can common antibiotics harm your heart? Research links them to increased risk of heart conditions

BOMBSHELL: Johns-Hopkins researcher says CDC data show COVID-19 has NO effect on percentage of death in older people and has NOT increased number of U.S. deaths

When all is said and done, Americans — and the world — are going to discover that while the COVID-19 virus is real as was the pandemic, virtually nothing we’ve been told about the infection morbidity rates has been accurate. Not even close; in fact, and this has been borne out by a new analysis … Continue reading BOMBSHELL: Johns-Hopkins researcher says CDC data show COVID-19 has NO effect on percentage of death in older people and has NOT increased number of U.S. deaths

Social isolation during coronavirus pandemic tied to higher rates of high blood pressure among patients

Social isolation due to pandemic-related restrictions have been linked to an increase in high blood pressure among patients rushed to the emergency room, according to a recent study presented at the 46th Argentine Congress of Cardiology. Led by Matias Fosco of the Favaloro Foundation University Hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the study showed that admission to the … Continue reading Social isolation during coronavirus pandemic tied to higher rates of high blood pressure among patients

Understanding how niacin treats high cholesterol levels

Niacin is a B vitamin commonly used by your body to turn food into energy. It is also known as vitamin B3 and helps keep your nervous system, digestive system and skin healthy. As a supplement, niacin may help ease arthritis, boost brain function and reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, among many other benefits. Studies also show that niacin can improve … Continue reading Understanding how niacin treats high cholesterol levels

Lower your cholesterol naturally with these nutrients

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three Americans suffers from high blood cholesterol, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke. Eating plenty of fatty foods and red meat is the usual cause of high cholesterol. However, this health condition does not present symptoms. For this reason, stroke or heart attack often seems … Continue reading Lower your cholesterol naturally with these nutrients

Data audit shows devastating effects of UK lockdown

A recent data audit revealed an increase in deaths, rates of depression and anxiety, hotline calls for domestic abuse and the number of postponed treatments in the U.K. after it went on lockdown early this year. Local media outlet the Daily Mail collated data from over 130 studies conducted by academic and government institutions and charities to arrive at these … Continue reading Data audit shows devastating effects of UK lockdown

Food scientists recommend daily consumption of whole eggs to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke

Eggs are a highly controversial food among health enthusiasts. Because eggs contain high levels of cholesterol and saturated fatty acids, many people make it a point to avoid them for fear of raising their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). But a recent study found that — contrary to popular belief — daily egg consumption may help reduce the … Continue reading Food scientists recommend daily consumption of whole eggs to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke

Americans are still consuming too many carbs and fats, warn researchers

Despite some dietary improvements over the years, Americans are still eating too many low-quality carbohydrates and fats, according to a recent study published in the journal JAMA Network. An international team of researchers examined adult dietary habits and found that Americans are cutting back on low-quality carbohydrates. However, intake remains high at over 40 percent, while the consumption of … Continue reading Americans are still consuming too many carbs and fats, warn researchers