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  • Strengthening the case for whole grains Whole grains received solid support from a recent study that looked at the correlation between whole grain consumption and risk of dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD) or cancer. The study of more than 780,000 men and women found a significant reduction in the mortality rate from CVD and cancer, as well as deaths from all causes, for those who ate the recommended amount of whole grains each day.Read more...
  • More good years after retirement Americans are living longer, healthier lives according to a recent study conducted by Harvard University. Researchers found that between 1992 and 2008, healthy life expectancy at age 65 increased by 1.8 years and disabled life expectancy fell by 0.5 years.Read more...
  • Enjoy the health benefits of weight-loss surgery While many of us think of being overweight or obese as only a cosmetic matter, obesity is a complex condition that can lead to chronic illnesses such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as certain types of cancer. Read more...
  • Diabetes and heart disease don't mix A recent global study suggests that having both type 2 diabetes and heart disease is more dangerous than previously considered. Researchers tracked the progress of patients with type 2 diabetes who had recently suffered a major, nonfatal acute coronary event, such as a heart attack or unstable angina. They found that patients who later had been admitted to the hospital for heart failure faced a 24 percent chance of dying within 18 months. Read more...