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Heart Disease & Alzheimer’s: Kissing Cousins

In the 3 minutes it will take you to read this article, 2 Americans will have developed Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s affects over 5 million Americans, impairing their cognitive function. Evidence is now mounting linking cardiovascular disease with Alzheimer’s as a risk factor for its development. 60 million Americans suffer from cardiovascular disease in some form or...   #Heart Disease #High Cholesterol #Nutrition

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Got (Oat) Milk?

It’s proven far more easy to wean a baby from breast milk than an adult from cow’s milk, despite the studies showing cow’s milk to be a high cholesterol food. But now milk lovers have another option… a healthier option, a LDL-lowering option: oat milk. A randomized, controlled, double-blind study investigated oat milk’s impact on...   #High Cholesterol #Nutrition

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Diet, Menopause and Cholesterol

Post-menopausal women have a higher incidence of cardiovascular disease than pre-menopausal women, but as cardiovascular disease is rapidly becoming recognized as a lifestyle disease, the effect of diet on these two groups of women is important to examine. A Taiwanese study of vegan, lacto-ovo vegetarians and omnivorous pre and post menopausal women was conducted for...   #High Cholesterol #Nutrition

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Sleep & BMI

If you are finding it hard to shed those last few unwanted pounds (or perhaps the first few unwanted pounds) try getting a better night’s sleep. The Hardaland Health Study investigated the relation between sleep duration and BMI and metabolic issues like hypertension and elevated cholesterol. The study demonstrated a positive association between sleep and...   #High Cholesterol #Obesity #Rest

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