5 Foods to Lower Cholesterol

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Find out about the everyday, easy-to-find foods that can help you improve your cholesterol. These 5 foods will keep you and your doctor smiling when the blood work results come back!

5 Foods to Lower Cholesterol

Posted by Aaron W.

Find out about the everyday, easy-to-find foods that can help you improve your cholesterol. These 5 foods will keep you and your doctor smiling when the blood work results come back!

% of Adults, Adolescents, Children Overweight

Posted by Aaron W.

The trend of overweight individuals in the U.S. has risen significantly over the past 40 years, see the statistics gathered by the Census Bureau for yourself.

Welcome

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I hope you find this blog helpful and easy to use, and I hope you can use it to improve upon you own health. Take on your own health!

4 Keys to Weight Loss

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The National Weight Loss Registry has comprised a list of 4 keys to weight loss, based off their study of over 5,000 participants who have lost weight (over 30 lbs) and kept it off (at least 1 year).

Grilled not Charred, please

Posted by Aaron W. On 4/30/2010
From BBC:

Intro:
In a study, people whose diets included well-done meats were over twice as likely to develop bladder cancer than those who preferred meats rare. "These results strongly support what we suspected [previously] - people who eat a lot of red meat, particularly well-done red meat, such as fried or barbecued, seem to have a higher likelihood of bladder cancer" says lead author of the study Professor Xifeng Wu.  But even chicken and fish, when fried, significantly raised the odds of cancer.

Conclusion:
The UK Food Standards Agency says people can reduce their risk from chemicals that may cause cancer by not allowing flames to touch food when barbecuing or grilling, and cooking at lower temperatures for a longer time. The World Cancer Fund recommends that people "aim to limit consumption of read meat to 500g (cooked) per week and to avoid processed meat."

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