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Eating dinner after 7pm may increase risk of heart attack

Eating dinner after 7pm may increase risk of heart attack

Millions of Britons are increasing their risk of heart attacks by eating dinner after 7pm, experts have warned. Researchers assessed more than 700 adults with high blood pressure, to see what difference their diet and eating times made to their health. The study examined the types of foods eaten, amount of salt consumed, whether breakfast was eaten regularly and timing of evening meals. The research found that eating dinner late had the most significant impact on overnight blood pressure. Having dinner within…

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Eating Whole Fresh fruits lowers risk of diabetes, drinking juice raises it

Eating Whole Fresh fruits lowers risk of diabetes, drinking juice raises it

Eating more whole fresh fruit, especially blueberries, grapes, apples and pears, is linked to a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes, but drinking more fruit juice has the opposite effect, says a study. British, US and Singaporean researchers pored over data from three big health investigations that took place in the United States, spanning a quarter of a century in all. More than 187,000 nurses and other professional caregivers were enrolled. Their health was monitored over the following years, and…

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Vegetarians cut heart risk by 32%

Vegetarians cut heart risk by 32%

Ditching meat and fish in favour of a vegetarian diet can have a dramatic effect on the health of your heart, research suggests. A study of 44,500 people in England and Scotland showed vegetarians were 32% less likely to die or need hospital treatment as a result of heart disease. Differences in cholesterol levels, blood pressure and body weight are thought to be behind the health boost. The findings were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition Heart disease…

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Men who drink sugary drink daily up risk of heart disease

Men who drink sugary drink daily up risk of heart disease

BOSTON, March 15 — A new study has found that men who drink about a can of full-calorie soda or sugar-sweetened juice a day could be increasing their risk of developing heart disease by about 20 per cent. Published in the journal Circulation, Harvard researchers followed 42,880 men over 22 years, measuring the different lipids and proteins in the participants’ bloodstream. After controlling for risk factors like smoking, physical inactivity, alcohol consumption and family medical history, scientists found that those…

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Prolonged bottle feed increases obesity risk

Prolonged bottle feed increases obesity risk

Babies who are bottle-fed until the age of two are more likely to be obese when they start school, a US study suggests. Writing in the Journal of Pediatrics, researchers found that children who were still regular bottle users at 24 months were 30% more likely to be obese aged five-and-a-half. They analysed data from nearly 7,000 children across the United States. Experts say bottle-feeding can make babies consume too many calories. The research found 22% of the two-year-olds studied…

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