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AHA News: Dangerous Blood Clots May Be the Latest Risk From ‘Bad’ Cholesterol

AHA News: Dangerous Blood Clots May Be the Latest Risk From ‘Bad’ Cholesterol

Latest Cholesterol News TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — LDL cholesterol – the so-called “bad” cholesterol – is known to narrow arteries, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. It’s also now suspected of contributing to venous thromboembolism, new research suggests. The preliminary study, presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association’s […]

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What to know about calories and body fat

What to know about calories and body fat

In relation to food and the body, calories are units of energy that allow the body to work. Food provides this energy, some of which the body stores and some of which it uses. As the body breaks down food, it releases calories as energy. Max Wishnofsky first propagated the concept that there are approximately […]

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How can I eat a low-calorie diet as a vegan?

How can I eat a low-calorie diet as a vegan?

The most filling and healthful foods tend to be high in protein, fiber, or both. These two nutrients promote satiety, which is the feeling of fullness. Legumes and soy-based products are examples of foods that are high in protein and fiber, while fibrous, fat-rich foods, such as avocado and almonds, also promote satiety. The satiety […]

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How long you can live without water

How long you can live without water

The human body needs a lot of water to function correctly, and a person may only survive a few days without it. Many other factors, such as a person’s activity levels and their environment, also play an essential role, so there is no reliable way to tell how quickly someone would die from dehydration. Dehydration […]

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What to know about simple and complex carbs

What to know about simple and complex carbs

Complex carbohydrates take longer to digest and are a more stable source of energy than simple carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates are present in foods such as bread and pasta. Simple carbohydrates are in foods such as table sugar and syrups. Complex carbohydrates contain longer chains of sugar molecules than simple carbohydrates. The body converts these sugar […]

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Can this food additive turn our gut bacteria against us?

Can this food additive turn our gut bacteria against us?

Titanium dioxide nanoparticles make up a common additive — E171 — used as a coloring agent in many products. So far, the additive’s safety has been a matter of debate, but new research in mice has found evidence that it could render the gut more susceptible to disease. A common food additive in white cake […]

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How sleep and mood impact working memory

How sleep and mood impact working memory

Two new studies assess how working memory — the memory we use on a day-to-day basis in decision-making processes — is affected by age, mood, and sleep quality and whether these factors impact memory together or on their own. Two new studies investigate how sleep quality, mood, and age affect a person’s working memory. Working […]

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Metoprolol vs. losartan

Metoprolol vs. losartan

Metoprolol vs. losartan: What’s the difference? Metoprolol and losartan are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Metoprolol is also used to treat heart pain (angina), congestive heart failure, hyperthyroidism, abnormal heart rhythms, some neurologic conditions, and to prevent migraine headaches. Brand names for metoprolol include Lopressor and Toprol XL. A brand name for losartan […]

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2 of 3 Parents Read Texts While Driving

2 of 3 Parents Read Texts While Driving

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, May 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Despite countless public service messages warning against texting and driving, more than two-thirds of parents have read a text while behind the wheel and roughly half have written a text while driving, a new survey finds. Millennial parents were more […]