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Low-carb diet beats low-fat diet

Low-carb diet beats low-fat diet...

Results from a study that compared a low-carb diet to a low-fat diet have just been released. Weight loss between the two diets was approximately the same, however, people on the low-carb diet had lower blood pressure and better cholesterol levels than those on the low-fat diet.

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Steve’s blood pressure chart video

Steve’s blood pressure chart video...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Blood Pressure News on June 25, 2010 | 9 responses | permalink

Steve explains what a blood pressure chart is, using his own chart from 2004 to 2006 as an example

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ARBs linked to small increase in cancer risk

ARBs linked to small increase in cancer risk...

Posted by Steve in Blood Pressure News on June 16, 2010 | one response | permalink

There have been many news articles over the past week reporting on a study which has linked the Angiotensin receptor blocker hypertension drugs (sometimes called Angiotensin-2 receptor antagonists) with a small increase in cancer risk.

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Sugar/Fructose – why it is a poison

Sugar/Fructose – why it is a poison...

Posted by Steve in Health News, Other Health News on April 29, 2010 | 14 responses | permalink

Over the past few years, we have written about a number of studies that have highlighted the negative effect on health of fructose. This video shows why.

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Taking blood pressure on both arms

Taking blood pressure on both arms...

A big difference between the left and right arm blood pressures can indicate a blockage. It is important to take readings of both arms.

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Switch saturated to polyunsaturated fats

Switch saturated to polyunsaturated fats...

Posted by Steve in Blood Pressure News on March 30, 2010 | 16 responses | permalink

A new meta-study has shown that eating polyunsaturated fats in place of saturated fats reduces your risk of heart disease.

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Diabetics: look after your feet!

Diabetics: look after your feet!...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Diabetes News, Kellie's blog on March 12, 2010 | 5 responses | permalink

After spending a morning in a Sydney Hospital Wound Clinic and seeing some nasty diabetic foot wounds, I needed to share this important information on diabetic foot care.

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Be happy for your heart’s sake

Be happy for your heart’s sake...

A new study has made it official; it’s better to be happy!

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High blood pressure is a neglected disease

High blood pressure is a neglected disease...

Posted by Steve in Hypertension News on March 4, 2010 | 2 responses | permalink

A new report has been released showing that while most Americans know that high blood pressure is not good for you, this has not led to a drop in the number of people who have hypertension.

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Long term study proves diuretics are the best treatment

Long term study proves diuretics are the best treatment...

I was interested to read that diuretics have been shown in a recent study to be the best first line treatment for high blood pressure.

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Diabetes animation video: What, why and the effects

Diabetes animation video: What, why and the effects...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Diabetes News on February 23, 2010 | 6 responses | permalink

I found the following video simply explained the complex topic of diabetes. The first half of the video explains what diabetes is by showing animations of what happens with glucose and insulin after eating. It then explains the complications of diabetes with another series of animations.

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Beautiful women in magazines are fake

Beautiful women in magazines are fake...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Kellie's blog, Other Health News on February 19, 2010 | 5 responses | permalink

I found this Dove advertisement fascinating as it takes a normal looking woman and between make-up and computer skills produce a photo to place on a billboard that is a ‘fake’ image.

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Food: Keep it simple

Food: Keep it simple...

Posted by Steve in Other Health News on February 17, 2010 | 3 responses | permalink

Daniel talks about a simple principle to determine if food is healthy for you, based on how much processing of food has gone through.

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New Year’s resolutions are meant to be broken

New Year’s resolutions are meant to be broken...

If you haven’t broken your New Year’s resolution by now, then you are one of a very few!

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Weight reduction surgery animation

Weight reduction surgery animation...

Posted by Steve in Other Health News on December 16, 2009 | 4 responses | permalink

I came across this video animation explaining how the various weight reduction surgery (bariatric surgery) techniques work. I did not realize the variety of operations that were available.

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