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Study Finds “Berry” Good News for Women’s Heart Health

Attention ladies: go ahead and add some blueberries to your morning yogurt. Toss some strawberries onto your salad at lunchtime, too. Those berries might just cut your risk of a heart attack by as much as one-third. A new study published in Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association, found that women were able […]

Sweet News for Chocolate Lovers

Do you nibble on dark chocolate every day? You may be slightly lowering your blood pressure. A review published in the Cochrane Library found that people who eat dark chocolate or cocoa, which contain flavanols, lowered their blood pressure by a couple of points. Flavanols are believed to be responsible for the formation of nitric […]

Reach for a Peach

New research shows that eating peaches, plums and nectarines may help some people battling metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors that occur together and increase the risk for heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes, federal authorities say. The studies, conducted by Texas AgriLife Research, found that stone fruits contain “bioactive […]

Know Limits for Black Licorice

When you pass by the Halloween candy bowl this week, federal health officials want adults 40 and older to limit the amount of black licorice they eat every day. Eat more than 2 ounces daily for two weeks and you might wind up with an irregular heart rhythm or arrhythmia. Food and Drug Administration officials […]