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COMMENTARY: Here’s why regular fasting might work for you

CHICAGO CRUSADER — The warm temperatures and increased physical activity that come with spring and summer means many people will be eating less.That means it could be a good time to introduce intermittent fasting (IF) to your lifestyle. Of all the things I have done to improve my health, IF has been the easiest and made the most difference. […read more]


3 Factors Detrimental to Obesity-Related Heart Disease

[] BOSTON—High blood pressure, serum cholesterol and blood glucose explain approximately 50% of the increased risk of heart disease and three-quarters of the increased risk of stroke among overweight or obese individuals, according to a new study published in the journal The Lancet. Researchers at Harvard Read More


New Cholesterol Drug Guidelines: Q&A

[WebMD} Nov. 14, 2013 — The question of the day is: Should I be on a statin? New guidelines released Tuesday by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology change the standards for who should be taking these cholesterol-lowering drugs. As doctors follow the Read More


Vegetarians ‘Cut Heart Risk by 32%’

[BBC] Ditching meat and fish in favour of a vegetarian diet can have a dramatic effect on the health of your heart, research suggests. A study of 44,500 people in England and Scotland showed vegetarians were 32% less likely to die or need hospital treatment Read More