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Does The DASH Diet Lower Triglycerides?

DASH diet

The Dash diet is eating plan with a well-established reputation for lowering high blood pressure. A study done in 2001, and supported by the National Institutes of Health, found that the Dash diet was also effective in significantly lowering cholesterol levels. But does the Dash diet lower triglycerides? In this same study, known as the… [Read the Rest]

Citrus Fruit May Reduce Risk Of Strokes

Will an orange a day keep strokes at bay? It just might, according to the findings of a recent study. Oranges, grapefruit and other citrus fruit may help to reduce the risk of stroke in women. An observational study done in Norwich, England and reported in the April issue of Stroke: Journal of the American… [Read the Rest]

Diet to Prevent Strokes

When it comes to the best diet to prevent strokes, a healthy Mediterranean-type diet and the DASH diet do much more for stroke prevention that any individual foods, vitamins or supplements. This was the results of recent Australian research reported in The Lancet and completed by Dr. Graeme Hankey of the Royal Perth Hospital in… [Read the Rest]

Stroke Prevention

Considering the fact that stroke is a leading cause of death in the US with over 800,000 people dying each year from strokes and other cardiovascular disease, what you can do for stroke prevention is a very important part of your healthy living plan. Strokes are similar to heart attacks in that something has stopped… [Read the Rest]

High Blood Sugar Increases Risk of Cardiometabolic Diseases More Than Weight?

People of normal weight but with high blood sugar are at a higher risk for heart and metabolic diseases than obese people who have normal blood sugar. Such was the findings from a study done in India and reported at the 2011 International Diabetes Federation (IDF) World Diabetes Congress. Before we go into the details… [Read the Rest]

Medications in Treating High Triglycerides

If lifestyle changes like eating a low fat diet and exercising regularly to lower triglycerides do not work, then medications in treating high triglycerides is indicated. What are triglycerides? Triglycerides are fats that circulate in the blood and are stored in the cells as energy. Triglyceride levels that are above 150 mg/dL are considered as… [Read the Rest]

Best Meal Ideas for High Triglycerides

If you are following a high triglycerides diet, you may be looking for some suggestions on what to eat, in addition to the best meal ideas. Though not a cookbook, this article should get you started on the right track with what foods to avoid, what foods to eat and a sample menu. Triglycerides are… [Read the Rest]

Natural Treatment of High Triglycerides

Lowering triglycerides naturally  involves diet and lifestyle changes that will not only result in a healthier triglyceride level, but in a healthier you overall. The same steps that you take to naturally reduce high triglycerides will work to reduce your risk of heart attacks, strokes and diabetes. So, there are really multiple benefits to changing… [Read the Rest]