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Diabetes Increases Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Sep
03

Date: September 3rd, 2016

The study group

One hundred and ten Korean adults averaging an age of fifty six and one half, that all had type II diabetes for at least twelve years, and they suffered from metabolic syndrome.

The Metabolic Syndrome Factors

The most frequent metabolic syndrome factor was abdominal obesity, which was present in eight six percent of the subjects. The second highest metabolic syndrome recorded among the participants was elevated blood pressure levels, in which seventy eight percent of the participants had high blood pressure. The third most frequent metabolic syndrome was smoking and the abuse of alcohol.

Uneven Sleep Patterns may make Teens Snack More

Sep
02

Date: September 2nd, 2016

Regularity of Sleep Counts More than Quantity of Sleep in Teens

Teens need to have a regularly established sleep pattern in order to minimize their snacking, and their propensity to gain abnormal amounts of weight.

The medical association recommends that teens get eight full hours of sleep each night. The majority of teens get less than seven hours of sleep each night. For many years, this lack of sleep has been a huge concern of educators, parents, and medical professionals, but the latest study shows that we should be more concerned with the regularity of sleeping the child does, instead of the quantity of sleep they get each night.

In the U.S. the Numbers of Suicide Increase of Teens by Hanging

Sep
01

Date: September 1st, 2016

For people in the United States ranging in ages of ten to twenty-four suicides is the second leading cause of death. According to information gained from the Center for Disease Control’s National Center for Injury prevention and Control; the three leading methods of suicide are self-shooting with a firearm, hanging or some form of suffocation, and intentional ingestion of poisonous substances.

The Association between Fried Food and Heart Failure

Aug
31

Date: August 31st, 2016

Fried Foods and the Damage they might cause

Fried foods may increase a person’s chances of heart failure by as much as 689% when the food is consumed more than seven times a week. That means that eating fried foods at least one time each day more than double your risks of heart failure.

Eating fried foods as few as three times a week has been shown to increase the risk of heart failure by as much as 18%. When people keep their fried food consumption to a minimum of four to six times a week, they raise their chances of heart failure by 25%.

Study Linking Coffee to Lower Risk for Heart Attack

Aug
30

Date: August 30th, 2016

The study was conducted on people of all ages, all genders, and all different chronic conditions. People who drink three to five cups of coffee each day showed a decreased amount of calcium build-up in their arteries, which gave them lower chances of developing hardening of the arteries, and having heart attacks.
The study was performed on South Koreans, but the researchers see no reason why the results could not be applied to everyone else around the world. The participants drank both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee, and the results did not change between the two coffee types.

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