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Depression, age, exercise

Exercise During Middle Age May Prevent Age-Related Chronic Diseases

Middle-aged endurance athletes have better control of blood pressure and higher arterial elasticity (a noninvasive measure of cardiovascular risk) than sedentary adults in the same age group.

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Eating Whole Grains Linked To Smaller Waist Size

Middle- to older-aged adults who ate at least three servings of whole grains daily had smaller increases in waist size, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels over time compared to those who ate less than one-half serving per day, according to new research.

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DASH diet

DASH Diet Alone Can Improve Our Health

The DASH diet is a food group-based diet consisting of grains, dairy, protein, fruits and vegetables.

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Blood Pressure Control Helps Ward Off Dementia

The results complement a previous study published by the same research group which showed that intensive treatment significantly lowered the chances that participants developed mild cognitive impairment. 

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Can you manage heart disease with exercise and diet?

By Dr. Gary Blanchard Q: I am a fit 55-year-old man with a family history of heart disease, diabetes and high cholesterol. I work out daily and watch what I eat, but unfortunately my cholesterol and blood pressure is still very high. My primary care physician wants me to start taking cholesterol medication and high blood […]

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