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Chocolate, Chocolate, It's Good For Your Heart, Study Finds | Community Idea Stations

Here's a sweet notion: Eat a little chocolate each day and you could be doing your heart a favor.

A new study published in the journal Heart found that habitual chocolate eaters had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and strokes compared to people who didn't eat chocolate.

So, what it is about chocolate that could possibly lead to such a benefit? Well, when you strip out the sugar and milk that's added to chocolate, you're left with the cocoa bean. And it's compounds in the cocoa that researchers are most interested in.

The study is part of a growing body of evidence that suggests the bioactive plant compounds found in cocoa beans, called polyphenols, may help protect against heart disease.

via ideastations.org


Lisa Royle posts photo of 'subtle dimple' on breast to warn women of cancer risk

A widely shared Facebook photograph of a British woman's breast has raised awareness of a more subtle symptom of breast cancer.

Lisa Royle, of Wigan, posted a picture, which has been shared more than 65,000 times, showing a slight puckering on the underside of her breast. 

"Ok so I never thought I'd post a boob picture on Facebook but I thought I would before it gets chopped off next week", Mrs Royle, 42, wrote on May 11. 

via www.smh.com.au


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(MHL) - The Avengers cast have some of the most incredible bodies in Hollywood. In fact is rumoured, that Chris Hemsworth (Thor) has been known to bench press almost 2.5x his bodyweight! In a recent full cast interview, both Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Chris Evans (Captain America) revealed the secret behind their incredible bodies is actually a remarkable supplement combination developed in 2014. According to Chris Hemsworth, "I put 30 lbs of muscle in just 6 weeks using these 2 supplements. It's the real deal". With such a positive review from such a huge Hollywood A listers - we had to learn more about this.

via www.menshealthonlineusa.com


Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig score best marks in diet research review | CTV News

CHICAGO -- Trying to slim down? Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig scored the best marks for effectiveness in a review of research on commercial diet programs, but many other plans just haven't been studied enough to evaluate long-term results.

The two plans are among the most popular and had the best evidence that dieters could lose meaningful amounts of weight and keep it off for at least a year, the review authors said.

via www.ctvnews.ca


High Cholesterol: What Not to Eat - News in Roseville, CA and Rocklin Placer County California

When it comes to cholesterol, it seems the guidelines change regularly. We are told foods that are off-limits one year, are ok for you the next. What's considered high cholesterol levels one day is considered not so bad the next.

What we do know is that heart disease is the #1 leading killer in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and a heart healthy lifestyle tilts the odds of longevity in a more favorable direction.

While exercise, diet and genetics all play an important role, avoiding certain foods high can often help us to feel better physically and emotionally. Always consult with your physician for medical advice.

via www.rocklintoday.com


Iowa cancer researchers expect slight dip in cases - TheGazette

IOWA CITY — Iowa is expecting a slight dip in cancer diagnoses this year, mostly due to recent advice against routine screening for prostate cancer in men of a certain age.

National cancer groups have said benefits to the simple blood test often don’t outweigh the risks, prompting fewer doctors to screen for the cancer and thus diagnose the cancer, said Chuck Lynch, medical director and principal investigator of the State Health Registry of Iowa.

via thegazette.com


Justice Scalia trashes how the Obamacare law was written - Yahoo Finance

(REUTERS/Brendan McDermid) Justice Antonin Scalia The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in the latest dispute over President Obama's signature healthcare reform law, and Justice Antonin Scalia trashed how the law was written.

"This is not the most elegantly drafted statute," Scalia said during oral arguments. "It was ­­it was pushed through on expedited procedures and didn't have the kind of consideration by a conference committee, for example, ... that statutes usually do."

The latest debate over Obamacare turns on whether the US can subsidize insurance for people living in the 34 states with exchanges that were set up by the federal government. Scalia, like most of the other conservative justices, is expected to rule with the opponents of Obamacare.

The case famously involves just four words of the law. One part of Obamacare says people who buy insurance through marketplaces "established by the state" get subsidies; opponents say that means people living in states with marketplaces set up by the federal government don't get subsidies.

via finance.yahoo.com