Health News of the Day

Health News of the Day is a daily summary made from the selected links I post on Twitter. It is in a bullet points format with links to the original sources which include 350 RSS feeds that produce about 2,500 items per day.

  • BMJ: Simply increasing HDL does not reduce the risk of coronary heart disease events and deaths, keep focus on LDL and CRP

  • 7 minutes of intense exercise a week better than 30 min moderate physical activity daily to reduce diabetes risk?

  • Effect of four to six 30-second bouts of intense exercise (cycling, running up stairs) twice a week similar to 30 min walks

  • During 20 years of follow-up, Mediterranean diet had a 29% reduced risk of heart disease and a 13% reduced risk of stroke

  • Researcher : "Mediterranean diet is by far one of the easiest to follow because there are no extremes"

  • 200,000 U.S. teens and preteens many need statins to lower their cholesterol

  • 6% of the U.S. adolescents had high LDL cholesterol and 0.8% qualified for statin treatment based upon the AAP guidelines

  • Regular coffee consumption reduces the risk of stroke in women by 12 to 20%

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