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Study: turn up heating to fight fat this holiday season

Posted November 28, 2013

As millions of Americans prepare to sit down for Thanksgiving dinner, an interesting new study from the UK reveals that people who live in well-heated homes are not as likely to be obese or have a high body mass index, compared with individuals who keep their houses cooler.

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Heat and heart disease is unhealthy combination

Posted August 9, 2012

An uptick in the body’s defense system may explain why congestive heart failure worsens as temperatures climb. When it’s hotter, inflammation – the body’s response to stress or harm – can increase and lead to more severe symptoms in those who already have the cardiac problem, report researchers. This is the first study to look at the link between temperature and inflammation in those with heart disease and suggests people with congestive heart failure should avoid the heat.

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Choline and Betaine May Lower Inflammation and Reduce Risk for CVD

Posted June 11, 2012

According to a systematic review of cross-sectional, prospective studies and clinical trials from 1990-2009, long-term consumption of dietary choline and betaine may reduce inflammation and lower cardiovascular risk.

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5 Not-So-Obvious Safety Tips for Exercising Outdoors in the Heat

Posted May 26, 2012

Summer is the perfect season to get outside and be active in the wonderful warm weather and fresh air. But being outdoors in the heat for long periods of time has its downsides — like heat exhaustion, dehydration and cramping. And let’s not forget about sunburn. You can avoid these summertime risks with a little knowledge about fitness safety in the heat.

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Protect Yourself Against Heat Stroke

Posted May 18, 2012

Everyone worries about sunshine causing skin cancer, but there’s a much more common danger, one that mostly affects athletes and active people. It’s the exhaustion and illness of too much heat. It can even lead to heat stroke, a condition where body temperature gets too hot and thus interferes with normal internal function.

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Hempseed Good for Womens Health

Posted April 30, 2012

Hempseed may offer women who have had their ovaries removed via improving post-ovariectomy complications, according to current research. Cannabis sativa L. seed (aka hempseed) has been used for the treatment of various gynecological diseases in traditional medicine.

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Canada investing in flax and hemp research

Posted April 30, 2012

The Government of Canada is investing in innovation that will help create new bio-composites derived from flax and hemp fibres. Member of Parliament Rod Bruinooge (Winnipeg South), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, today announced an investment of more than $100,000 for the Composites Innovation Centre (CIC) to study flax and hemp fibres with the goal of eventually making composites that perform better than plastics and fibreglass.

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