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The Heart Attack Risk You Probably Don't Know About (Part 2)

Last week you learned about postprandial disorders and why they pose a significant risk for heart attack, stroke, and other types of heart disease. As you learned then, very often doctors fail to consider the possibility that their patients may be suffering with postprandial disorders, especially if cholesterol panel blood tests are normal. That's because such tests do not provide direct indications of whether or not postprandial disorders are present.
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Health Tip of the Day

Want to lower your blood pressure? Then reach for a piece of dark chocolate. That's the conclusion reached by a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, after researchers found that eating 30 calories of dark chocolate each day can significantly reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels in as little as 18 weeks. Best of all, none of the participants in the study who consumed 30 calories of dark chocolate a day experienced any weight gain.

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Are you trying to get quit smoking? If so, research conducted at Duke University might help you. According to the research, eating more fruits, vegetables, and dairy foods can make cigarettes taste lousy, making it easier to refrain from smoking. Conversely, coffee, alcohol, and red meat all improve the taste of cigarettes, so eliminating them from your diet until you successfully wean yourself from the smoking habit may also be helpful. Read more health tips...
What is Syndrome X?
There are five parameters, or risk factors, that define Syndrome X, which is also known as Metabolic Syndrome, Reaves Syndrome, Insulin Resistance Syndrome, Dysmetabolic Syndrome, and "pre-diabetes." You must have three out of the five risk factors to be accurately diagnosed with Syndrome X. continued inside...

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