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Cantaloupes / Muskmelon – The Healthy Fruit

Posted August 20, 2013

Eating Cantaloupes, which are powerhouses of health, at the same time deliciously refreshing and fragrant is ultimately blissful. Muskmelon is another name given to cantaloupes, which belong to the Cucurbitaceae family; it has a peak season from June to August. This round or oval shaped fruit, with a rough and scaly skin is orange-yellow in color with a high water content. It has a fleshy hollow core in the center with a mesh full of melon seeds. These seeds are dried and also eaten after peeling them, for their high nutritive value.

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Frutarom Introduces Olive Leaf Extract for Cardiovascular Health

Posted April 30, 2012

Frutarom, USA, launches Benolea (EFLA943), a patented olive leaf extract for supporting cardiovascular health at SupplySide West in Las Vegas. This scientifically proven ingredient has a positive influence on the cardiovascular system and supports a healthy heart.

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Seven ways to curb heart disease: Few can do it

Posted April 30, 2012

Meeting seven lifestyle factors, or metrics, can help prevent the chances of dying from heart disease, finds a new study that included over 45,000 adults. Researchers say the chances of dying from heart problems are much lower among people who achieve all 7 of the following goals for maintaining cardiovascular health.

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10 Tips for Preventing Heart Disease

Posted April 30, 2012

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the most common interference with healthy aging and long life in the modern world. Here are a number of proactive ideas and tips to help you prevent the problems associated with heart disease. The triad of primary risk factors is smoking (nicotine addiction), high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Even if your parents had high cholesterol or early heart disease, you can override, or at least delay, these influences with a proactive, healthy lifestyle.

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Dairy consumption and cardiometabolic health: outcomes of a 12-month crossover trial

Posted April 30, 2012

A growing body of research suggests that regular consumption of dairy foods may counteract obesity and other components of the metabolic syndrome. However, human intervention trials are lacking. We aimed to determine the cardiometabolic health effects of increasing the consumption of reduced fat dairy foods in adults with habitually low dairy intakes in the absence of energy restriction.

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Vitamin B(5) Favorably Implicated in Lowering Cholesterol in North Americans with Low-to-Moderate Cardiovascular Risk

Posted April 30, 2012

Researchers investigated the effect of vitamin B(5) (pantethine) on total cholesterol (TC) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in low to moderate cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk North American subjects. A total of 120 subjects initiated a therapeutic lifestyle change (TLC) diet 4 weeks before randomization (baseline) and maintained the diet throughout a 16-week study period.

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Vitamin D supplements may help you live longer: Study

Posted April 30, 2012

Vitamin D supplements may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes and boost survival for older people, suggests a new analysis.

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Mediterranean Diet Reduces Weight, Cardio Risk

Posted April 30, 2012

According to a new study published in Nutrition Journal, a ketogenic Mediterranean with phytoextracts (KEMEPHY) diet lead to weight reduction, improvements in cardiovascular risk markers, reduction in waist circumference and showed good compliance. In recent years, there has been an increased interest in very low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets (VLCKD) that, even though they are much discussed and often opposed, have undoubtedly been shown to be effective, at least in the short to medium term, as a tool to tackle obesity, hyperlipidemia and some cardiovascular risk factors.

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A diet based on multiple functional concepts improves cardiometabolic risk parameters in healthy subjects

Posted April 30, 2012

Different foods can modulate cardiometabolic risk factors in persons already affected by metabolic alterations. The objective of this study was to assess, in healthy overweight individuals, the impact of a diet combining multiple functional concepts on risk markers associated with cardiometabolic diseases (CMD).

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Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Disease

Posted April 30, 2012

Substantial evidence suggests that a large portion of the population have suboptimal levels of vitamin D, which may adversely affect the cardiovascular (CV) system, including increasing levels of parathyroid hormone, activating the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, and increasing insulin resistance, thus leading to hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy, metabolic syndrome/diabetes mellitus, systemic inflammation, and increased risk of atherosclerosis and CV disease events.

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