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When a Healthy Cholesterol Level Can Go Wrong

…arteries because it contributes to—and accelerates—the inflammatory process. Over time, increased inflammation leads to the formation of arterial plaque. When you get down to it, though, the real problem is not cholesterol—it’s whether your body’s antioxidant system can effectively neutralize…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition with Dark Chocolate

…radical stress occurring in blood vessels]. Lipid peroxidation is the first step in the accelerated aging of your blood vessels and increased risk of plaque formation. Although red wine in moderation (about one 6-oz. glass every other day) is reasonable, the daily intake of red wine can injure liver cells…

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Which Sports Are Heart Safe?

…tight quarters so you have little space to slow down. The start-stop action of racquetball can disrupt your cardiac rhythms or may predispose you to plaque rupture. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if more people have a cardiac event that’s not caused by a pre-existing condition on a racquetball court…

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Boost Your Health with Cauliflower

…of inflammatory substances called prostaglandins. Plus, cauliflower contains omega-3 fats, which are able to penetrate layers of cholesterol-laden plaque, reducing blood vessel inflammation and preventing blood-clotting deposits from clogging arteries. * Supports healthy digestion by supplying a full…

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Alzheimer's Disease Touches All of Us

…conference, Alzheimer presented a case history of a woman who was only 51 years old, but suffered from a rare brain disorder. At her autopsy, the plaques and tangles that we now know characterize Alzheimer's disease were first identified. My mother-in-law's assessment confirms her, and our, concern that…

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