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New Evidence Suggests Chocolate Lowers Stroke Risk

Chocolate lovers have another reason to indulge. A new study shows that consuming chocolate on a regular basis may decrease stroke risk by 20%.  New data reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found an inverse association … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Juice Good for the Heart of Dialysis Patients

A new study, reported at the 44th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Nephrology, found that hemodialysis patients who consumed a moderate amount of pomegranate juice for a year experienced beneficial effect on their lipid profile, their blood pressure, … Continue reading

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Nuts improves lipid levels

Eating any type of nuts (almonds, walnuts and pecans) may lower total- and LDL-cholesterol levels, according to the results of a study published in the May 11, 2010 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. In 2003, the Food and Drug … Continue reading

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Walnut Consumption Improve Blood Vessel Function in Type 2 Diabetes

A diet enriched with walnuts may improve the elasticity of blood vessel in type 2 diabetic patients.   This benefit, in turn, might reduce the overall cardiac risk in type 2 diabetic patients. The study, involving 24 participants[limited sample] with type … Continue reading

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Tight Target Control Prevents Diabetic Nephropathy in Asian Population With Type 2 Diabetes

Tight achievement of multiple targets, recommended by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), can delay diabetic nephropathy in Chinese with Type 2 diabetes. The study, involving 1,290 type 2 diabetic patients with normoalbuminuria, revealed that patients who received intensified treatment and … Continue reading

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Red yeast rice is similar to pravastatin(Pravachol) for statin-intolerant patients

Muscle pain or muscle breakdown is common among statin users.  Currently there is no effective method to prevent or to treat patients who experience muscle pain during statin use. A study published in the January 15, 2010 issue of the … Continue reading

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