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Slow Carbs Reduce Inflammation Markers

SEATTLE, Jan. 14 (UPI) — A diet rich in slowly digested carbohydrates — whole grains, legumes, high-fiber foods — reduces inflammation in chronic disease, U.S. researchers say. Lead author Marian Neuhouser, a member of the Cancer Prevention Program in the Public Health Sciences Division at the Hutchinson Center in Seattle, said such a “low-glycemic-load” diet, […]

Survey: Most Feel Guilty After Fast-Food

RED BANK, N.J., Jan. 14 (UPI) — Fifty-four percent admit feeling “a bit guilty” after eating fast-food and another 16 percent say they just feel “bad”, a U.S. survey indicates. A survey of 1,563 members of the Allrecipes online social networking community — largely female — for the non-profit organization HealthyWomen showed more than 56 […]

Writing About Values Linked To Weight Loss

WATERLOO, Ontario, Jan. 15 (UPI) — Women who spend just 15 minutes writing on an important value such as close relationships can get better at losing weight, Canadian and U.S. researchers say. Study co-authors Christine Logel of Renison University College at the University of Waterloo in Ontario and Geoffrey L. Cohen of Stanford University in […]

Walk Cuts Chocolate Consumption In Half

EXETER, England, Jan. 16 (UPI) — A 15-minute walk can cut snacking on chocolate at work in half, researchers in Britain found. Lead researcher Adrian Taylor of the University of Exeter in England said the study involved 78 regular chocolate-eaters invited to enter a simulated work environment, after two days abstinence from chocolate snacking. Two […]

Salt, Hypertension Link Clarified

BOSTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) — A U.S. review of studies refutes a widely held belief that high blood pressure results from excess salt causing an increase in blood volume, researchers say. Study leaders Dr. Irene Gavras and Dr. Haralambos Gavras, both professors of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, said the term “volume-expanded hypertension” […]

N.Y. Painkiller Scripts Up 6 Million In 3 Years

ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 12 (UPI) — The number of prescriptions for all narcotic painkillers in New York state jumped by 6 million from 2007 to 2010, the state attorney general says. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said prescriptions for painkillers increased from 16.6 million to 22.5 million from 2007 to 2010, and the prescription drug abuse […]

Grief Increases The Risk Of Heart Attack

BOSTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) — A broken heart caused by the death of a close loved one can increase the risk of heart attack in the days and weeks after the death, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Murray Mittleman of Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and School of Public Health in Boston said […]

Owning TV, Car Ups Heart Attack Risk

UPPSALA, Sweden, Jan. 13 (UPI) — Owning a car and TV was associated with an increased risk of heart attack, in a study involving 29,000 people in 52 countries, a Swedish researcher says. Lead researcher Claes Held of Uppsala University in Sweden and colleagues analyzed data from 1999 to 2003. One group of more than […]

Mother: Peanut Butter Cheerios A Worry

ALBUQUERQUE, Jan. 13 (UPI) — Parents of some children with peanut allergies say they are worried the Multi Grain Cheerios Peanut Butter cereal may set off a reaction. Jodi Loftis, of Albuquerque, said her 9-year-old daughter knows to avoid certain candies and granola bars that may contain peanut ingredients and now she has to watch […]

CDC: 38 Million In U.S. Binge Drink

ATLANTA, Jan. 11 (UPI) — More than 38 million U.S. adults say they binge drink an average of eight drinks an average of four times a month, health officials say. The Vital Signs report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said binge drinking is more common among those with household incomes of […]

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