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Diabetes Raises Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

April 18, 2018

Research suggests that diabetics under age 50 have a seven-times higher risk of succumbing to sudden cardiac death compared to nondiabetics.* Sudden cardiac death occurs when the heart’s electrical system malfunctions and the organ suddenly stops. The 10-year Danish study looked at the medical records of all Danes in two groupings: those between the ages

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5 Surprising Causes of Sugar Cravings

April 14, 2018

Picture this: you’re sitting at your work desk, the clock strikes 3.30 pm, and suddenly your sweet tooth is on a savage hunt for sugar. You battle against the craving for 15 minutes, barely able to concentrate on the screen in front of you, before giving in and sneaking three packets of biscuits out of

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11 Largest Nutrition Lies in the Media

February 24, 2018

Every week there seems to be a new nutrition topic covered in the media; new fads, new solutions for weight loss, and new foods that are “bad” for you. Many of the claims are often discredited, upon further research, yet their impact on dietary choices remains. That is the case with several of the long-standing nutrition

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Daydreamers Are Smart

February 1, 2018

Researchers Eric Schumacher and Christine Godwin from the Georgia Institute of Technology have found that people who daydream are thinkers, not slackers. They feel that these thinkers may have more brain capacity or more efficiency than the “average” person. Therefore people have to add more thoughts to the brain to keep it running correctly and […]

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Vitamin C Plays Protective Role Against Degeneration Associated with Osteoarthritis

Vitamin C Plays Protective Role Against Degeneration Associated with Osteoarthritis

January 3, 2018

Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a major cause of functional disability as we age. When comparing the chronic diseases suffered by the elderly, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis are known to be the most common conditions. The prevalence of co-morbid conditions makes treating the elderly osteoarthritis patients different from other populations. Many of these

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