Tag Archives: Risk

Holidays ‘cut your risk of heart disease’ 

Just in time for your summer holiday! Scientists prove a vacation is GOOD for your health ‘because it cuts your risk of heart disease’ More vacation person takes a year, the lower their risk of metabolic syndrome Cluster of conditions including hypertension and high cholesterol For every holiday you take, risk of metabolic syndrome goes… Read More »

Can an eye exam reveal Alzheimer’s risk?

Looking for clues about the health of your brain? You might want to pay a visit to your eye doctor. Research increasingly links common eye conditions — glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy — to risk for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. What’s interesting about the study results, says Dr. Albert Hofman, chair… Read More »

Eggs Not Tied to Higher Stroke Risk

Neither egg consumption nor dietary cholesterol are associated with an increased risk for stroke, researchers report. Their analysis, in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, used health and diet data on 1,950 Finnish men ages 42 to 60. Over 21 years of follow-up, there were 217 strokes. On average, the men ate about four and… Read More »