Prunes, or dried plums, are full of healthy surprises. Once mainly known as a laxative in a box, the wrinkly fruit recently rose to diet stardom thanks to evidence that it boosts fat loss and heart health.
Reducing salt intake in the diet produces a small decline in blood pressure, according to a new review of research. But the evidence is not conclusive on whether salt reduction has an effect on getting cardiovascular disease or dying from it, the researchers say.
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Heart Benefits From Cutting Back on Salt?
Widely used anti-inflammatory pain relievers may increase the risk of atrial fibrillation — a common heart rhythm disorder associated with stroke and heart failure.
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Painkillers Linked to Heart Rhythm Disorder
Breastfeeding offers no protection against relapses of multiple sclerosis (MS), a study shows.
Breastfeeding May Not Cut Risk of MS Relapse
New research adds to the evidence linking obesity with lower levels of vitamin D, and the finding could help explain why carrying extra pounds raises the risk for a wide range of diseases, researchers say.
Obesity Linked to Lower Vitamin D Levels
No magic pill can restore youth, but some vitamins and supplements can help improve the health and quality of your skin.
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Vitamins and Antioxidants for Your Skin