The treatment of high cholesterol may soon be changing, with the recent unveiling of a new treatment guideline by The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. The new treatment guideline addresses medical and lifestyle recommendations for people with high blood cholesterol, particularly for those who are at a high risk for cardiovascular diseases caused by atherosclerosis. However, while the new treatment guideline may help to lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases in some patients, many doctors …Read more
You often hear about the negative implications of high cholesterol, or TV commercials promoting products that help lower cholesterol. Simply put, high levels of “bad” cholesterol leads to atherosclerosis, resulting in clogged arteries and higher risks of heart attack and stroke. Researchers from the University at Buffalo conducted a recent study which has given a clearer understanding of atherosclerosis in humans. Additionally, they have discovered that stem cells play a key role in promoting inflammation. Their research was published in …Read more
If you are like most men, young and aging alike, you probably abhor going to see your Doctor, and medical tests tend to fall very low on your “to-do” list. There are many reasons and excuses to avoid the Doctor’s office; however once you reach the age of 50 it becomes more pertinent than ever that you make it a priority. Below is a list of medical tests and tune-ups that all aging men, 50 years and older should undergo.…Read more
According to statistics Canada one in five Canadian adults has high blood pressure. Many medical professionals believe this number would be much lower if people had a better understanding of the risk factors.
In a U.S survey 61 per cent of people said that sea salt was better for your blood pressure. Sea salt is often advertised as a healthier alternative to regular table salt. The fact is the only difference between sea salt and table salt …Read more