Saturday, 26 May 2018

Video: Acupressure points to control diabetes

This video shows where to massage acupressure points to control diabetes. Diabetes is a very complex disease, so there is no easy way of curing it. The best is to control it, and this is what the video hopes to do.

Oily fish still a good habit for heart health

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People who eat at least two servings a week of oily fish like salmon, mackerel, herring and tuna should keep it up because U.S. doctors still say it is a good way to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

But this is not a prescription for fish and chips. The new scientific advisory reaffirms the American Heart Association's recommendations against fried fish and stresses the benefits of eating two 3.5-ounce servings a week of fish, especially oily varieties rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

And for many people who tend to follow a typical Western diet - heavy on meat and potatoes and light on fruit, vegetables and whole grains - these recommendations should serve as a reminder that it is time to start eating fish, said the advisory's lead author Eric Rimm of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.

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Commutes on foot or bike tied to lowered risk of heart attack or stroke

Commuters who abandon their cars in favor of walking or biking to work are less likely to develop heart disease or to die from it than people who drive to the office, a recent study suggests.

Researchers in the UK examined data on 187,281 regular commuters and 171,498 adults who did not routinely travel to work. About two-thirds of the commuters relied exclusively on a car to get to work.

After an average follow-up period of seven years, commuters who walked, rode a bike or took public transit at least part of the way to work were 11% less likely to develop cardiovascular disease and 30% less likely to die from it than people who exclusively commuted by car.

"The study suggests that replacing car journeys with more active patterns of travel may help people reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke," said lead author Dr. Oliver Mytton of the University of Cambridge.

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