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Vegetarian diet may lower your blood pressure

Vegetarian diet may lower your blood pressure

Nearly a third of American adults have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Often called the “silent killer” because it provides few warning signs, hypertension increases a patient’s risk for heart attack and stroke. New research suggests eating a ...

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Gut bacteria turn dark chocolate ‘Healthy’

Gut bacteria turn dark chocolate

The Louisiana State University team told the American Chemical Society meeting that their lab work had revealed the finding. Gut microbes such as Bifidobacterium feast on the chocolate and release beneficial polyphenolic compounds. The scientists believe adding fruit to chocolate ...

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Photographer chronicles his weight loss

Weight Loss

Matthew Mullins used to regularly show up late to yoga class on purpose. “That way I could be in the very back of the class where no one would watch me,” Mullins said. “At 206 pounds, being only 5-10, I ...

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