Healthy Heart

Tomatoes Lower Mens Stroke Risk

Lycopene is also a potent antioxidant, working in the body to counter free radicals that can damage cells and their DNA. Its that antioxidant ability Finnish scientists suspect might cut the risk of stroke.

Grapefruit-Drug Interactions Found to Be More Common

If youre taking any regular medications, check with your doctor before including grapefruit

Eating Right May Prevent More Heart Trouble

Even patients whove already had a heart attack or who are on medications can benefit from a healthy diet, according to a new study.

Eat Right to Fight Heartburn and Reflux

Reading the news about heartburn might be enough to give you the painful condition if you arent already among the estimated 44% of Americans who suffer at least once a month. First came warnings that long-term use of a popular type of heartburn medications-proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs)-might increase the risk of hip fractures in people over 50. Now gastroenterologists are reporting cases that dont even respond completely to those medications.

Legumes Improve Heart Risk, Glycemic Control

A new study suggests that legumes could also lower cardiovascular risk by reducing blood pressure, along with improving glycemic control.

Vitamin D Doesnt Help Arthritic Knees

Dont look to vitamin D pills to relieve your knee arthritis pain.

FDA Proposes Sweeping Food-Safety Reforms

The US Food and Drug Administra-tion has finally unveiled proposed new food-safety regulations aimed at reducing the estimated 3,000 deaths annually from foodborne illnesses.

No Need to Worry About Calcium and Your Heart

Research finds no link between calcium intake and coronary artery calcification.

What You Need to Know Now About Multivitamins

Making sense of multivitamins cancer-prevention promise, heart-disease disappointment in recent findings.

High-Carbohydrate Diets Connected to Cognitive Risk

Consuming too many carbohydrates could be bad for your brain, according to recent research linking high carbohydrate intake to greater risk of mild cognitive impairment.