Watch Out: Tall men have higher risks of clotting

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According to a study that tracked more than 2.6 million people from Sweden and which was published Sept. 5 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, tall men are significantly more likely to develop potentially dangerous blood clots in their leg veins than their more down-to-earth (more accurately, closer-to-the-earth) brothers. Why is that a problem? Because if a part of […]

Eating PUREly

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A study known as PURE which was presented at the recent European Society of Cardiology annual meeting in Barcelona, Spain and which was published coincidentally online in two reports in The Lancet, has once again roiled the very-turbulent world of nutrition. Which is no surprise since nearly every new nutrition study seems to breed controversy these […]

The privileges of royalty

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According to an article in Vanity Fair (which has also been reported by several other news sites), there may be a simple reason the amazing 91-year-old Queen Elizabeth II is still going so strong: her alcohol intake. As I reported in another post, low to moderate alcohol intake was related in a recent excellent large […]

Tell, tell, tell

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According to an online report in the journal, Pediatrics and reported on the HealthDay website, depending on the severity and chronicity of a particular medical problem, anywhere from 10-50 of kids have been given “complementary” medical therapies by their parents. That’s not the problem. The real problem, according to this report, is that many of […]