Metabolic-Syndrome

New Research Makes Olive Oil One of My Top Heart-Healthy Foods

I’ve always loved the taste and aroma of olive oil. To me, it’s always been a happy coincidence that olive oil is good for the heart. But now, two exciting new studies have inspired me to put olive oil at the top of the list when it comes to heart-healthy foods. The first study, published in…

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Low Testosterone Side Effects Include Heart Disease

…percent to 2 percent each year—making declining hormones a real heart health concern. A very low testosterone level can predispose a man to metabolic syndrome and make it more difficult for him to fight off oxidative stress and clots in his circulatory system. There is also good data to show that testosterone…

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Important Warning About Statins and Diabetes

…University Hospital in Finland looked at statin drug use among 8,749 Caucasian men, ages 45-73. All were participating in the Finland-based Metabolic Syndrome in Men (METSIM) study. At the beginning of the study, none of the men had diabetes. But in the 5.9 year follow-up period 625 of the participants…

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The Health-Boosting Power of Pure Maple Syrup

…to increase the sensitivity of fat cells to insulin. Who would have thought this simple sugar compound could contain a potent weapon against metabolic syndrome and diabetes? * Plus, maple syrup contains manganese, zinc, and 15 times more calcium than honey. The only downside to maple syrup is that many…

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Testosterone Levels and Cardiovascular Health

…levels, like other hormones, decreases with age, and a very low level can make you more susceptible to cardiovascular health issues, including metabolic syndrome (insulin resistance), oxidative stress, and clotting. Therapy for high testosterone levels has also been found to improve heart failure, angina…

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Diet Soda Increases Your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

…could increase your risk of heart attack and stroke by 48 percent. How Can Diet Soda Cause a Stroke? The connection appears to be related to metabolic syndrome. When your body tastes the sweetness of a diet soda, it releases insulin to handle the expected sugar. When no sugar shows up in the diet food…

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8 Secrets to Healthy Blood for Better Heart Health

…recipe for inflammatory disaster. Sugar pushes insulin levels high, irritates blood vessel linings, promotes high blood pressure, perpetuates metabolic syndrome, and oxidizes red blood cells. Second, avoid trans fats—partially hydrogenated oils used in processed and fried foods—that also kindle inflammatory…

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The Benefits of Multivitamins

…cataracts for 10 years. We also know that folic acid helps to prevent birth defects, and that vitamin D can help to keep bones strong and prevent metabolic syndrome. On the mineral side, magnesium—to cite one example—has prevented sudden cardiac death. Finally, when it comes to the benefits of multivitamins…

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How to Naturally Boost Testosterone Levels for Better Heart Health

…testosterone to support heart health. Plus, research has shown that low testosterone levels are associated with numerous conditions, from obesity, to metabolic syndrome type II diabetes, and inflammation—all of which affect the health of your heart. One noteworthy study published in the Journal of Clinical…

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