Polyphenols from Concord grape juice may improve memory in seniors

As America’s baby boomers continue to age, the number of people 65 years of age and older is expected to double to 70 million by 2030. As such, age-related cognitive decline and incidence of chronic conditions, including Alzheimer’s, heart disease, diabetes and cancer, is on the rise. Research supports that good nutrition – particularly a […]

Sleep apnea raises risk of heart attack or death by 30 percent

Newswise — The nighttime breathing disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea increases a person’s risk of having a heart attack or dying by 30% over a period of four to five years, according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society 2007 International Conference. The more severe the sleep apnea at the beginning of […]

High trans fat intake triples risk of coronary heart disease in women

Harvard – High consumption of trans fat, found mainly in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils and widely used by the food industry, has been linked to an increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). New York and Philadelphia have passed measures eliminating its use in restaurants, and other cities are considering similar bans. A new study […]

High Blood Pressure Information Added to NIHSeniorHealth

High blood pressure often is called “the silent killer” because many people don’t know they have it. Even though it doesn’t cause symptoms, high blood pressure is a major health risk. If it isn’t treated, it can lead to stroke, heart disease, kidney failure, and other serious health problems. Information about the prevention, detection, and […]