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Scientists uncover new role of ChAT enzyme in regulating blood pressure

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In a study published today in the prestigious journal Nature Biotechnology, scientists from The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Karolinska Institutet discovered that T-cells capable of producing the neurotransmitter acetylcholine can regulate blood pressure. » Read more Source: News Medical

Exercise offers better benefits for its believers

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People who believe beforehand that exercise will benefit them actually get more benefits out of it—they enjoy the exercise more, improve their mood more, and reduce their anxiety more than people who are less optimistic about it, according to a study published August 9, 2016 in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine. » Read more Source: […]

Depression in early pregnancy linked to gestational diabetes

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A two-way link between depression and gestational diabetes has been uncovered by researchers » Read more Source: Science Daily

Calcium channel blockers caught in the act at atomic leve

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Structural studies unlock basic mechanisms of common heart and blood pressure medications, and could lead to better drug design » Read more Source: Science Daily

DASH-style diet could help lower risk of developing chronic kidney disease

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People who ate a diet high in nuts and legumes, low-fat dairy, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables and low in red and processed meat, sugar-sweetened beverages and sodium were at a significantly lower risk of developing chronic kidney disease over the course of more than two decades, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health […]

Common asthma warnings overlooked

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A new survey found that most adults are aware of some of the most common asthma signs such as wheezing and shortness of breath, many don’t recognize other warning symptoms like trouble sleeping, chest pain, and persistent cough. » Read more Source: Science Daily

Higher potato consumption associated with increased risk of high blood pressure

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Higher intakes of boiled, baked, or mashed potatoes, and French fries is associated with an increased risk of developing high blood pressure (hypertension) in adult women and men. » Read more Source: Science Daily

Men also at risk for osteoporosis

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Screening women for osteoporosis is now routine, however, when it comes to men, most are never screened and therefore suffer the consequences of the disease. In the U.S., nearly 1.5 million men over 65 have osteoporosis, and another 3.5 million men are at risk for developing the disease. » Read more Source: Science Daily

Portion Control for Better Diabetes Management

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Taking control of the portions of food you eat is a key strategy for controlling your diabetes. Portion control can help you lose weight or limit the intake of food that’s bad for you. Watching and limiting what you eat is especially important if you take a non-insulin injectable, but everyone with diabetes can make […]

The 10 Best Low-Glycemic Foods

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The foods that will help you the most to manage your diabetes are the ones that will have little or no effect on your blood glucose. These are the foods  that are mostly or entirely protein and fat. Carbohydrates, particularly starch and sugar, have a much greater effect. Fiber is also carbohydrate, but it actually […]

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