Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes and Heart Disease

…percent slow-burning, low-glycemic index carbohydrates; 30 percent healthy fats; and 25 percent protein. * If you have a family history of diabetes (whether type 1 or type 2) or if you are overweight, you have a higher propensity for developing insulin resistance. Many with insulin resistance also have high…

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Statin Medications Can Cause Diabetes, Memory Loss

…require makers of cholesterol-lowering statin medications to put new warnings on the label—namely that these drugs can up your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and memory loss. First off, I praise the FDA for finally stepping up and doing the job they should be doing. As I'll mention in a minute, I do…

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The 10 Most Common Heart Health Fallacies

…-damaging inflammatory chemicals. Lowering your body weight by just 10 percent can bring down your blood pressure numbers and reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes. So when it comes to weight loss, keep in mind that a little means a lot. 5. No pain, no gain. Getting patients to exercise is a challenge for…

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

…people with metabolic syndrome—a condition that’s linked to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and premature death. For six weeks, the participants ate a breakfast that contained olive oil that was either low in phenolic compounds, or one that was high in phenols. They took blood samples after meals to…

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Learn the Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Women

…awareness in other women. As with many young women, she had some level of denial that she could be having a heart attack. It seems that she developed one of the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, an ache in her chest and arms, after rescuing a large woman struggling to exit a car. Aspirin May Have Relieved…

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7 Reasons Why Exercise Is More Powerful than a Drug

…pharmacy. But the fact is one of the best health boosters out there—exercise—doesn’t cost you a penny, and doesn’t have any side-effects. Just moving for 30 to 60 minutes three to five times a week boosts your health in seven powerful ways. Every time you exercise you: 1. Lower your stroke risk…

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Dark Chocolate Can Be Part of a Heart-Healthy Diet

…14,310 adults living in Jordan, placing them in one of three categories: those with mild dark chocolate intake (1-2 bars per week), moderate intake (3-4 bars per week), and high intake (more than 4 bars per week). They didn’t specify the size or type of the bars eaten, but all blood pressure levels…

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Low Testosterone Side Effects Include Heart Disease

…oxidative stress and clots in his circulatory system. There is also good data to show that testosterone therapy can improve heart failure, angina and type 2 diabetes. Low Testosterone Side Effects Low testosterone side effects can include fatigue, a loss of libido, weight gain and/or depression. But the best…

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The Heart-Brain Connection

…highest oxygen saturation of the body. Your brain is nourished by one of your body’s richest networks of blood vessels. Dr. Sinatra refers to the heart–brain connection when it comes to emotions triggering cardiac problems, and there is one when it comes to caring for your body and your mind. The cells…

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5 Common Cardiovascular Myths

…damaging inflammatory chemicals. Lowering your body weight by just 10 percent can bring down your blood pressure numbers and reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes. * Saturated fat is something to be feared. Patients often avoid foods containing saturated fats, such as meat, eggs, nuts, and butter, fearing…

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The Real “Magic Bullet” for Reducing Your Stroke Risk

…(a), an especially dangerous form of cholesterol that’s hard to detect. Taking an aspirin a day won’t counterbalance this type of damage. This news about trans-fats is one more brick in the wall for eating plant-based diet filled with vegetables as much as possible, avoiding processed foods, and selecting…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition with Dark Chocolate

…the oxidation of LDL. But recent research has determined that the polyphenols in dark chocolate are more potent than the antioxidants in red wine. In one study, the 205 mg of procyanidins in 1.5 oz. of chocolate were found to have antioxidant activity comparable to a small glass of red wine. And, as you…

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The Heart Health Benefits of Watermelon

I thought I knew all there was to know about the perks of different types of fruit, but then I discovered a refreshing summertime drink with a fruit I had underestimated: watermelon. Watermelon contains a number of important nutrients, including: * Carotenoids lycopene and beta carotene that neutralize…

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Preventing Stroke With Vitamin C

…are important in terms of possible primary prevention with simple dietary awareness and intervention. What Is a Hemorrhagic Stroke? There are two types of strokes. Most are ischemic in nature which are caused by a clot or plaque which blocks an artery to, or within, the brain. The remainder are hemorrhagic…

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