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Researchers find more reasons to lose weight now, rather than later
Date: 2013-03-04 15:28:02

There are many things in life that people put off - but getting important blood tests and cholesterol tests should not be on that list. Similarly, losing weight should not be something that people wait to do until the time feels right for them. According to researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, losing weight at a younger age increases the chance of reversing heart damage, compared to shedding pounds later in life.

These findings should encourage people to stop making excuses and telling themselves that they will get around to exercising at some point, and starting working toward developing a healthy weight now.

The sooner the better ... Full Story

Scientist confirms dietary causes of bad cholesterol
Date: 2013-03-01 16:27:51

Many people harbor the misconception that all cholesterol is bad for the heart, when in fact it is not. While individuals should regularly receive cholesterol testing, it's not to make sure they have low levels of all types of this substance in their body, just the bad kind. Now, Fred Kummerow, an emeritus professor of comparative biosciences at the University of Illinois, has released a study arguing that, contrary to popular belief, dietary cholesterol actually can be good for the heart.

According to the researcher, dietary cholesterol can benefit the heart, as long as it is not unnaturally oxidized.

What's the difference? ... Full Story

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