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Beat Your Heart Disease Genes

Beat Your Heart Disease Genes

A healthy lifestyle may profoundly offset genetic risk for heart disease.

April 2017 - Think you're destined to get cardiovascular disease since it runs in your family? Take heart. A recent New England Journal of Medicine study suggests a healthy lifestyle may cut risk of heart disease events by about half. Events included heart attack, heart bypass surgery (restoring blood flow to heart muscle) and heart-related death. The drastic reduction was regardless of inherited risk.

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Keep Cancer from Coming Back

Keep Cancer from Coming Back

Your cancer-fighting strategy should include healthy eating and exercise.

After kicking cancer, you might worry it will return. That's understandable. Cancer survivors are at significantly higher risk for cancer recurrence and for developing new cancers. But, that doesn't mean there's nothing you can do about it.

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On Restaurant Menus: Calories

On Restaurant Menus: Calories

At last, you'll find calories on menus so you can make informed choices.

By May 5, 2017, restaurants with at least 20 locations must list calories on print menus and menu boards. Calories should appear next to the name or price of regularly-offered foods and drinks - and in a matching type size.

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Is Your B12 Status at Risk?

Is Your B12 Status at Risk?

Genetics and excess folate may increase your odds of vitamin B12 deficiency.

You may be consuming plenty of vitamin B12. But, is it getting where it needs to go in your body? New research suggests that, even after absorption (which is sometimes poor), genetic variations held by some people may reduce the vitamin's transport from the intestines to the body's tissues where it does its work.

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Mastering Appetite Control

Mastering Appetite Control

The quality of your dietary pattern and savvy behavioral strategies are keys to regulating appetite and managing weight.

It's all too common for people to go on weight loss diets but give up because their appetite is surging. Sadly, many people regain much of the weight they’ve worked so hard to lose. It may not be due to weak willpower, though. Rather, your body may be producing powerful signals to tell you to eat.

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Fighting Unwanted Weight Loss

Fighting Unwanted Weight Loss

Get to the bottom of unintentional weight loss and back to a healthy weight.

Seeing you're down several pounds or finding your clothes are fitting looser may sound like a good thing - but not when you aren't trying to lose weight. Unwanted weight loss is of special concern in aging since it could point to an undiagnosed illness, leave you prone to infections or decrease your independence.

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Beyond Olive: Oils for Heart Health

Beyond Olive: Oils for Heart Health

You don't have to buy pricey products to get the benefits of vegetable oils.

Should you buy the big 2-quart bottle of vegetable oil for $2.50 or spend $12 on a 1-quart bottle of extra-virgin olive oil? "Olive oil has been regarded by many as a unique oil for cardiovascular health, but the data don’t really support it as being superior to common vegetable oils," says Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, director of Tufts' HNRCA Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory.

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