Heredity takes on a role in numerous conditions that might happen within the body. What about elevated cholesterol? We already realize that there’s a correlation between the sorts of food we consume and the presence of elevated cholesterol, but what about your genes? High cholesterol pertains to an elevated combined cholesterol number. Your cholesterol number [...]
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If you’re usually active during the warmer months, you may be looking for something to do during the winter months to keep you active. Have you considered the benefits of skiing – not only as an activity to enjoy, but also as a means to keep you in shape during cooler weather? One of the [...]
Heart disease is the number one killer of women. Heart disease is different in women than it is in men. Cardiovascular disease killed 513,000 women in 1999 versus the 264,000 women killed by cancer. Ever since 1984, more women have died from heart disease than men. Symptoms and the very nature of the disease can [...]
Osteoporosis is a chronic medical condition where the body loses bone mass faster than it can be dealt. Interestingly, there are two opposing forces which will lead to osteoporosis. On the one hand, bone is built in response to stresses such as weight-bearing and muscle strength. On the other hand, bone is also lost in [...]
At age 47, Martina Navratilova returned to Wimbledon and represented the United States in the 2004 Athens Olympics. In September, seventy-three year old Ed Whitlock shattered his own world age class marathon record by completing a marathon in under 3 hours. Ed is the first 70+ human in history to attain this goal and he [...]
Question: from Dee I am 48 and have my cholesterol checked due to family history (father died with heart problems at 56, 18 months after his first heart attack). My latest reading is 6.4 (increasing from 5.8 2 years’ ago). I am not sure I have enough information re cholesterol breakdown – all I know [...]
Managing your cholesterol level is something that is faced by both men and women at all age levels. When your physician suggests that you have your cholesterol levels evaluated it usually means that you must have blood work drawn early in the morning after having no food for at least 12 hours. The test results [...]
Nutrition can be a confusing subject. Deciding what to eat or what not to eat can take as much study as homework. One of the bigger questions about nutrition is how to distinguish between the types of fats. We can help you with that answer. Food is the main fuel source for the body. Without [...]
You are likely used to hearing only bad things about cholesterol from the plethora of TV ad’s and hearsay. Fact is, cholesterol is not so bad after all. It is found in every single cell in our bodies and has many important uses. Cholesterol maintains cell membranes, contributes to the manufacture of Vitamin D and [...]
Many of you are know that heart attacks are the number one killer in both men and women in the U.S; but did you know that many fatalities can be prevented if you learn to recognize the symptoms of a heart attack and get medical attention fast? Also, did you know that women experience different [...]
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