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WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women who breast-feed their babies may have a slightly lower risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke decades later, a large new study suggests. Researchers found that among nearly 290,000 women in China, those who breast-fed were 10 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke later in life, versus women who bottle-fed their babies. How might breast-feeding help heart health? One theory holds that breast-feeding helps "reset" a woman's metabolism after pregnancy, according to lead researcher Sanne Peters. She's a research fellow in epidemiology at the University of Oxford... Read More

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1. Exercise regularly. 30 minutes of exercise—enough to get your heart rate up or to break a sweat—on most days may reduce breast cancer risk by as much as 10-20%. 2. Maintain a healthy body weight. A clear link exists between obesity and breast cancer because of the excess estrogen produced by excess fatty tissue. 3. Monitor Vitamin D levels . Vitamin D is known to help reduce the incidence of breast and ovarian cancer by slowing the growth of cancer cells. Research shows a 2.5x increase... Read More

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MONDAY, June 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- How far people go in school seems to be linked to their odds for heart disease, new research suggests. A team led by Dr. Yasuhiko Kubota, of the University of Minnesota, tracked data from nearly 14,000 white and black Americans, followed from 1987 through 2013. For men, the risk of cardiovascular disease -- coronary heart disease, heart failure and stroke -- between ages 45 to 85 ranged from 59 percent for those with a grade school education, to 42 percent for those who'd earned a graduate degree. Among women, nearly 51 percent of... Read More

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Feeding eggs to children as young as six months can help them grow and reduce stunting, according to a study published today in Pediatrics. What’s more, giving kids eggs at such a young age did not seem to increase the risk of allergic reactions, adding to similar findings from other recent research. In the study, no allergy symptoms were reported by caregivers. Read More

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Dieting buzzwords on so many of our foods can make grocery shopping a headache. Many labels sound like they’re taking away the bad stuff from your food — low fat, low calorie, low sugar, low carb — but does that make the food healthier? What should you be paying attention to, and what do these words even mean? Read More

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