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Important Warning About Statins and Diabetes

…things we do know. Research has found that statins affect the HMG-coenzyme A reductase pathway, the same pathway that can lead to weight gain, insulin resistance, and diabetes. Those with a genetic weakness are especially vulnerable. Statins also impede important biochemical pathways as they block cholesterol…

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Testosterone Levels and Cardiovascular Health

…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 and diabetes, but…

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7 Reasons Why Exercise Is More Powerful than a Drug

…as walking, can reduce breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women. 7. Lower your blood sugar by improving your use of insulin and preventing insulin resistance and diabetes. Now it’s your turn: What is your favorite type of exercise? You May Also Be Interested In: * Why Yoga is Powerful “Medicine”…

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Walking Club Check-In: 10 Reasons to Walk!

…aerobic exercise is a quicker mood elevator than antidepressants. 7. Your blood sugar will decrease, improving your use of insulin and preventing insulin resistance or diabetes. 8. You'll age more gracefully. When flexibility, bone mass, and muscle tone improve, you look and act younger. Lack of mobility…

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Debunking the Gluten-Free Myth

…What’s worse is that excessive sugar consumption can cause weight gain. Weight gain, combined with sustained high insulin levels, can lead to insulin resistance and diabetes—which further increases your risk of cardiovascular disease. To avoid added sugar, check the packages of gluten-free foods carefully…

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The Real Risk Factors for Heart Disease

…with a glucose molecule. This measures the average amount of sugar in your blood over the past 2-3 months and can be used to help diagnose insulin resistance. Healthy zone: When considered as a whole, these heart risk factors can be used to more accurately determine your overall risk and to identify…

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Diabetes and Heart Disease

…why I encourage everyone to make regular blood sugar testing a part of your heart health regimen to head off diabetes and heart disease. * Insulin resistance can damage the heart. The reason is that when your body becomes resistant to insulin, it increases inflammation in your entire body, including…

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Heart-Healthy Eating Tips to Increase Fats & Reduce Carbohydrates

…diet rich in olive oil or tree nuts reducing cardiovascular events. Plus, subsequent research found that a higher fat diet helps to prevent insulin resistance and diabetes. Given all of this positive research, I’ve bumped up my intake of heart-healthy fats and slashed my carbohydrate recommendations…

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