What about Cholesterol

Hear the phrase “high cholesterol” and visions of heart attacks and stroke probably come to mind. Cholesterol is generally viewed by main stream medicine and the public in a negative light.  In fact, from all the hype out there, you’d think having cholesterol at all was a disease. But does it really deserve the “bad…

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Do Group Walks help lower Blood Pressure, risk of Depression and Stroke?

According to a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, regularly walking with a group may reduce the risk of stroke, heart disease and depression. The researchers looked at data involving over 1800 participants from over 14 countries. The participants had diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and other various ailments. The researchers assessed the…

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Could regular Exercise fight off common diseases like drugs can?

Is exercise as effective as using drugs to alleviate issues like heart disease or diabetes?  Now the idea that exercise is maintaining one’s health is not earth shattering news.  With that said, researchers now believe that exercise may indeed be as helpful as taking pills for those issues. With all the evidence in support of…

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Cognitive Decline, Stroke, Dementia

  New research is indicating that this may indeed be the case.  According to an article published in the Journal Stroke, cognitive decline increases the risk of having a stroke for people over the ages of 65.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the US.…

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