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High Blood Sugar Linked to Colon Cancer

A new study suggests that a surprising factor, high blood sugar, may be a key culprit for fuelling the disease among older women. Researchers have previously suspected that there could be a link, but the handful of other studies to date has been inconclusive, with some showing a relationship and some not. According to the American Cancer […]

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Manage Your Blood Pressure To Reduce Stroke Risk

High blood pressure is the number one cause of stroke, yet many people are totally unaware this silent killer is lurking, as there are usually no symptoms until the damage is well underway. More than 68 million American adults, about 1 in 3, have high blood pressure, putting them at risk for stroke, the third […]

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5 Lifestyle Factors Cut Diabetes Risk by 80%

Think that your risk of developing diabetes is predetermined by factors outside your control? A new large-scale study finds that a combination of five healthy lifestyle habits can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by about 80%. Surprisingly, results did not differ for those who had a family history of diabetes or were […]

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Best Strategies for Maintaining Long-Term Weight Loss

Do you wonder why, after losing weight last year, you’re back to where you started? Are you telling yourself that this time, you will strengthen your resolve and make it stick? A surprising new Australian study helps explain that your lack of willpower may not be to blame. Published recently in the New England Journal […]

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How to Kick the Added Sugar Habit

Is eating too much added sugar putting your health at risk? You are not alone: Americans are consuming an average of 22 teaspoons a day, way above the American Heart Association’s recommended limits of 6 teaspoons a day for women and 9 teaspoons a day for men.  Teenagers are eating even more: on average they […]

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Stop sitting and get moving

It’s time to stop sitting and get moving. Automation saves time, time that we can use to do other things. Over time, humans have engineered daily tasks so that less and less effort is required. We no longer have to lift garage doors, get up from the couch to change the channel, or chop vegetables. There […]

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