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Statins can cause muscle DAMAGE: New storm over statins as experts fight over the benefits

The research said that for most the drugs only slightly reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke.  Dr John Abramson, a specialist in healthcare policy at Harvard Medical School, reviewed a study originally published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  He found 217 patients would need to take the drug to prevent one non-fatal heart attack while ...

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Study spells out huge health benefits by cutting back sugar in sugary drinks

If sugary drink manufacturers were forced to reformulate their products, it would save $ 8 billion over the lifetime of the Australian population, research at The George Institute has found. The study published in Nutrients examined the lifetime health benefits of reducing the energy/sugar content of sugary drinks by either 5 per cent or 30 per cent. The study also examin… Nutrition – ...

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Brussels sprouts benefits: Daily dose 'could help prevent arthritis or stroke'

Scientists believe they have found proof that the old adage of ‘eating your greens keeps you healthy’, really is true. However, they said the vegetables in question need to be ‘cruciferous’ – the family that includes sprouts, broccoli, cabbage or cauliflower, not always the most popular. But the new study found that such greens contain chemical compounds that are particularly ...

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Potassium health benefits: Eating THESE foods can help prevent heart attack or stroke

Scientists have discovered that a diet low in potassium leads to stiffened arteries compared with normal levels of dietary potassium.A diet high in potassium-rich foods – such as broccoli, parsnips and brussels sprouts, pulses, nuts and seeds, fish, beef and poultry – alleviates hardening and stiffening of blood vessels. The findings by University of Alabama researchers could see those at ...

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