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NEWS Sugar industry paid researchers to say fats caused heart disease

September 19th 2016

For nearly 50 years, saturated fats were seen as the main culprits in causing heart disease, and a discovery of some old research papers has discovered why: the sugar industry had been paying scientists to say so.

NEWS Six days of Ayurvedic treatment reduces markers for heart disease and diabetes

September 12th 2016 /

A six-day course of Ayurvedic medicine—the traditional Indian approach, which includes diet, herbs, meditation, yoga and massage—can reduce the blood markers for inflammation, which has been linked to diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.

NEWS Med diet twice as effective as a statin in keeping heart patients alive

September 7th 2016 /

If you’ve got a heart condition, you’re twice as likely to stay alive by eating a Mediterranean diet—rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish and oils—than taking a cholesterol-lowering statin drug.

FEATURE Dealing with overwhelm

September 2016 (Vol. 1 Issue 7) /

If you’re struggling to cope with the demands of your life, instead of reaching for the Valium, try these six solid stress-busters

FEATURE Magnesium: Magic bullet for your heart

September 2016 (Vol. 1 Issue 7) /

The standard medical treatment for heart disease is a handful of pills with dangerous side-effects, but this multi-purpose mineral is the most potent pill of all

NEWS Epidemic of heart disease is biggest killer in China

August 31st 2016 /

Heart disease and stroke isn’t only a disease of the West—the problem is now an epidemic in China, and its prevalence is similar to that in the USA. It affected just 7 per cent of the population 20 years ago, but today one in three adult Chinese suffers from the disease.

NEWS You’re 20 per cent less likely to suffer heart disease if your parents made it to their 80s

August 29th 2016

We all know we’re more likely to live longer if we have good genes—but now researchers have put some numbers to it. For each decade your parents made it past their 70s, for instance, you’re seven per cent less likely to die from cancer and your risk of dying from heart disease is 20 per cent lower.

NEWS People with high levels of ‘good’ HDL cholesterol dying prematurely

August 15th 2016

People with high levels of the ‘good’ HDL cholesterol are more likely to die prematurely—so overturning a long-held theory that it improves our health and reduces our chances of heart disease.

NEWS Nuts are natural anti-inflammatories

August 8th 2016 /

Eating nuts is good for us, as we all know—and now researchers have discovered just why. Nuts seem to reduce levels of inflammation, a problem that has been associated with a range of chronic health problems, from heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and some cancers.

NEWS Eating red meat takes years off your life—if you also smoke or get no exercise

August 3rd 2016 /

Eating processed and red meats could take years off your life—if you also smoke, drink too much, get no exercise or are overweight, a major new study has found. The risk disappears if you are a meat-eater who also has a healthy lifestyle.

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