How Many Steps Keep the Doctor Away?

Walking just 20 minutes per day--about 2000 steps--lowered the risk of cardiovascular events in high-risk adults by about 10%!  Each additional 2000 steps per day lowered the risk by 8%, while each 2000 step decrease raised the risk by 8%. These findings come from the 40-country NAVIGATOR trial with nearly 10,000 participants who were at…

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Calcium Supplements Have Excess Risks

There is evidence that supplemental calcium may hasten vascular calcification and can raise the risk of heart attacks in otherwise healthy older women. An analysis of 15 double-blind, randomized trials with more than 8000 participants taking at least 500 mg of calcium supplements each day or a placebo, has shown significantly higher rates of heart…

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Walking Faster May Reduce Your Risk of a Heart Attack!

The speed at which you walk may dramatically influence your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease according to a 5 year French study of well-functioning men and women over 65 years of age. Those in the lowest third of walking speed had a threefold (2.92 odds ratio) increased risk of cardiovascular death compared to the…

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