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Obesity, abnormal hair growth and lack of menstruation: Symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome

May 9, 2013

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by Sima Aidun —  Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a health problem that can affect a woman’s menstrual cycle, fertility, hormones, insulin production, heart, blood vessels and appearance, is the most common hormonal reproductive problem in women of child-bearing age. PCOS is seen in four to 10 percent of women of reproductive age. While the cause […]

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Legumes: peas, beans and lentils — the new carbohydrate

December 23, 2012

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by Dorothy Krupnick —  Peas, beans and lentils have been a nutritious staple for thousands of years. The remnants of these foodstuffs, also called pulses or legumes, have been found in ancient settlements in Egypt, Peru and East Indian civilizations. They are the edible seeds of plants, which are high in soluble fiber and protein, […]

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Three things you may not know about heart health

August 13, 2012

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by Paula Owens — What causes heart disease? A healthy heart is the foundation of your health, vitality, physical ability and longevity. There are many risk factors to be aware of that you can control, such as smoking, lack of exercise, low vitamin D levels, obesity, type II diabetes, stress and poor diet. Food items […]

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Your heart deserves some TLC

March 5, 2012

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by Stacy Maxwell —  Therapeutic lifestyle changes (TLC) — the hot new phrase sweeping the nation — really is a key to health and wellness. The basis of the concept is that by living a healthy lifestyle, one will actually avoid chronic disease. Seems obvious, right? Consider that a mere three percent of annual medical […]

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