Category: Live To 100

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3 Drinks That Promote Blood Pressure Control

Hypertension is considered an important factor for cardiovascular disease risk. Prescription medications for blood pressure control, but long-term dependence on such medications causes side effects. For this reason, more and more biomedical research publications are focused on plant-derived compounds for observed blood pressure-lowering functions. Worried about high blood pressure? There are minor and simple lifestyle...

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Six ‘Types’ of COVID-19 By Symptoms [Video]

Six ‘Types’ of COVID-19 By Symptoms [Video]

A recent study analyzed 1600 coronavirus patients from the UK and the US. According to their symptoms, patients were classified into six groups after five days of observation. The results of the study can be the basis of the appropriate medical care needed by each patient. Between March and April, coronavirus patients’ symptoms were observed...

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Facts Everyone Should Know Before Donating Blood

Facts Everyone Should Know Before Donating Blood

Thirty blood transfusions are needed every minute in the United States.  Not everyone can donate blood, you need approval from medical experts. Pregnant women and people with STDs and other illnesses are not eligible to donate blood.  Donating blood can be a life-saving act, especially during this time of the pandemic. If you’re considering donating...

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What Slow-Carb Diet Is All About

What Slow-Carb Diet Is All About

The slow-carb diet aims to replace “fast” carbohydrates found in highly processed foods with “slow” carbohydrates found in whole foods. The diet involves six days of calorie restriction and one “pig-out” day per week. Experts warn, however, that this highly restrictive diet, which eliminates key foods such as fruits and whole grains, is unsustainable. What...

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Surprising Facts About Breast- and Ovarian-Cancer Genes [Video]

Surprising Facts About Breast- and Ovarian-Cancer Genes [Video]

Breastcancer.org has found out that only 5 to 10% of breast and ovarian cancers are hereditary. If you do not have family members who developed breast and ovarian cancers before they are 50, you are most likely at low risk. Genetic testing is now more affordable but most women don’t need it. As filmmaker Angelina...

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5 Reasons You Should Start Adding Oatmeal To Your Meal Plans

5 Reasons You Should Start Adding Oatmeal To Your Meal Plans

Oatmeal is popular for its well-balanced nutritional composition, with numerous health claims centered on a polysaccharide called β-glucans. Oatmeal fiber earned considerable attention for health-promoting functions without reported adverse side effects on human health. Oatmeal β-glucans are considered the most researched component because of its functional and bioactive properties.   Here are the reasons to...

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Everything You Should Know About Lupus [Video]

Everything You Should Know About Lupus [Video]

Lupus is one of the autoimmune diseases that causes inflammation and pain in the skin, joints, kidneys, lungs, heart, and brain. Signs and symptoms of lupus can include chest pains, joint pains, sensitivity to light, and rashes that appear on the cheeks and nose in a butterfly shape.  There are different kinds of lupus, and...

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Which Carbs to Eat or Ditch to Prevent Inflammation?

Which Carbs to Eat or Ditch to Prevent Inflammation?

Carbs, including foods high in sugar, are major inflammation drivers.  Eating too many refined and low-fiber carbs can result in blood sugar spikes and increase inflammation.  On the other hand, foods that are high in fiber have a lower impact on your blood sugar levels. Eating carbs has a significant impact on inflammation. Carbs fuel energy...

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Loss of Smell May Signal Risk  of Dementia Later in Life [Video]

Loss of Smell May Signal Risk of Dementia Later in Life [Video]

Research about dementia continues to discover more information about early warning signs and causes. A study from the University of California at San Francisco reveals that the quality of our sense of smell (known as olfaction) may be associated to dementia risk. The research also looked into the connection of the efficacy of other senses (like hearing and vision)...

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Watch Out for these Silent Symptoms of Heart Disease

Watch Out for these Silent Symptoms of Heart Disease

If you suddenly feel tired after a physical activity that you previously found easy, you may be experiencing some of the silent signs of heart disease. Heart trouble can manifest in different ways, from heart palpitations to shortness of breath. It may also cause unusual symptoms such as pain in the neck or jaw, or...