Almonds Boost Heart Health

Some researchers are calling almonds a "super-food" with specific heart benefits.  They gave 50 grams (2 handfuls) of almonds to an assorted group of healthy middle aged men, healthy young men and young men with heart disease risks. A similar control group ate as they normally would. After 1 month, the experimental group had lower…

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Adequate Snoozing May Protect from Heart Disease

A convincing association has been found between short sleep duration and high cholesterol levels in young women. More than 14,000 participants in grades 7-12 were selected and then followed for 6 years. Self-reported short sleep duration was associated with 15% more high cholesterol, even after adjustments for confounders. Heart disease begins early in life, so it…

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