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Know Your Heart's Numbers

Posted 16 days ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2017 – More than two-thirds of Americans fret about heart disease, but few know the specific information that can help them boost their heart health, a new survey finds. "Studies have suggested the majority of coronary artery disease events can be prevented by addressing treatable risk factors," said Dr. Steve Nissen, chair of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. "That means, a little knowledge regarding your 'numbers' could go a long way to helping keep your heart healthy and avoiding future problems," he added in a clinic news release. Treatable risk factors for heart disease include blood pressure, cholesterol, body mass index (BMI - an estimate of body fat based on height and weight), waist circumference, blood sugar and weight. The telephone survey of just over 1,000 adults, aged 18 and older, found that 68 percent were worried about heart disease. But ... Read more

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Health Tip: Make Sure You Get Enough Iron

Posted 2 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Iron is an essential mineral that helps your body process proteins and produce red blood cells. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says: Iron is crucial for a healthy immune system and brain development. It's found in fish, chicken and lean meats, leafy greens, fruit, legumes and iron-fortified foods. Signs of iron deficiency include: frequent illness, unexplained fatigue, headaches, shortness of breath or dizziness. Read more

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Health Tip: Get the Nutrients You Need

Posted 16 Dec 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Getting all of the dietary nutrients your body needs is critically important, especially if your diet is vegan or vegetarian. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends: Get plenty of calcium through dairy products, plant-based milks fortified with calcium (such as almond or soy), almonds, almond butter, leafy green vegetables, broccoli, beans and fortified foods. Get enough iron through beans, soybeans, eggs, fortified cereals and dark leafy greens. Eat vitamin C-rich foods with these to boost absorption. Eat sufficient proteins through eggs, dairy products, soy products, nuts, nut butters, legumes and whole grains. Get enough vitamin B12 through eggs and dairy products. If you're vegan, take a supplement or eat iron-fortified foods. Get enough vitamin D through dairy products, eggs and cereals, juice and soy milk fortified with vitamin D. Talk to your doctor about a ... Read more

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Health Tip: Get Enough Dietary Iron

Posted 14 Oct 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Iron is an essential nutrient in a healthy diet. Here are some good sources, courtesy of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Lean cuts of pork, beef, chicken, turkey and fish. Pinto and kidney beans, soybeans and lentils. Breakfast cereals fortified with iron. Rice enriched with iron. Spinach and other vegetables that are dark green and leafy. Iron-enriched breads that contain whole grains. Read more

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Health Tip: Managing Anemia With Iron

Posted 18 Aug 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Iron deficiency is a common cause of anemia, the lack of a protein called hemoglobin that's needed to carry oxygen-rich blood throughout your body. If your doctor prescribes an iron supplement, the American Academy of Family Physicians suggests: Always take the supplement with something to eat. Increase your dose gradually to your doctor's prescribed amount. If you become constipated, increase fiber in the foods you eat. If the pills upset your stomach, avoid taking them before bed. If the supplement has too many side effects, ask your doctor about switching brands. Read more

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Health Tip: Eating Iron-Rich Foods

Posted 9 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Iron is a mineral essential for healthy red blood cells. If you don't get enough from a balanced diet, your health can suffer. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics advises eating these iron-rich foods: Animal-based proteins, including lean beef and pork. Chicken, turkey and fish also are good choices. Leafy, dark green vegetables, such as spinach. Soybeans, lentils, kidney, pinto and other types of beans. Cereals fortified with iron. Rice, breads and other whole grains enriched with iron. Read more

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