How to Reduce Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease?

Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in the United States according to the Center for disease control and prevention. Common risk factors for cardiovascular disease include: hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, family history, cigarette smoking, alcohol intake, metabolic syndrome, and physical inactivity. From that list, there are plenty of…

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Blueberries Improve Insulin Resistance?

Over the past several months, I’ve often referred to The Metabolic Syndrome. Essentially, there’s a connection between being overweight and insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes. When medical conditions such as high blood sugar (diabetes), high cholesterol and triglycerides, obesity, and high blood pressure converge, it puts individuals at a greater risk for vascular related…

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Comparison of Dietary Supplement Users Vs. Non-Users

This particular blog post is titled, “Let them eat cake!” for reasons which I am still not quite sure.  However, the topic of this most recent blog post is a comparison of people who use dietary supplements to those who do not. I recently read an article in the Nutrition Journal which compared usage patterns,…

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Marital Status, Marital Strain, and Risk of Heart Disease

Just the other day I was watching a comedian on one of the comedy channels.  Though I only managed to catch the last few minutes of the show, I heard a really funny skit which ties into this blog post.  The comedian quipped, “Hope is a single man’s game…  married men don’t have hope.  When…

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