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Why Can’t Statin Users Eat Grapefruit? How Does Grapefruit Affect Cholesterol Medications

If you've been prescribed a statin by your doctor to control high cholesterol, chances are you're aware that you shouldn't eat grapefruit or drink its juice.  But why?

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What Are The New Guidelines For Statin Use? New Recommendations Could Double The Numbers Of Those On Cholesterol Medication

In an effort to attack heart disease head-on, cardiologists have revised their guidelines for treatment - calling for more statin use and less of a focus on the bottom LDL number.  The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association unveiled the new approach on Tuesday.

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Wanna Run A 5K For The First Time And You’re A Couch Potato? Here’s How [VIDEO]

There are more and more races popping up around the Northland and they all sound interesting. You want to run one or two, but you are a sitter, or someone who isn't as active, or maybe just a walker, here's a way to train for a 5K race that is your pace.

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Five Simple Ways To Lower Your Risk For Diabetes

 

Diabetes has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years, and not only among adults. As obesity grows, so does diabetes. There are always additional concerns ( family history etc.) but there are new findings that can curb this growing trend. And, they are easy to incorporate into your daily lifestyle.

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Obama’s Diet Pays Off; Gets Clean Bill Of Health

The results of Barack Obama's recent physical have been released.
In a two-page report released by the “first doctor,” Dr. Jeffrey C. Kuhlman gave the president a strong bill of health, saying he was a physically active 50-year-old who eats a healthy diet (the president regularly cites the influence of the first lady, Michelle Obama, for that one), stays at a healthy weight and “on occasion drinks alcohol,” in moderation

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Diet Soda May Make You Pack on the Pounds

By analyzing the results of a 10-year longitudinal study of 474 people, researchers  were able to determine that the participants who drank two or more diet sodas a day experienced a waist size increase 70 percent greater than those who stayed away from diet soda.

Dr. Martin P. Paulus, a professor of psychiatry at the University of California San Diego, and an author of the study, offered this theory as to why something without calories can lead to weight gain:

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Dieters: Skip the Salad??

It's hard enough trying to lose weight, with all the working out and counting calories.  At least you can trust that a salad is healthy for you --- right?  Researchers aren't so sure.

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