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Today’s Solutions: July 17, 2024

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Common weight loss drug may be the solution we've been waiting for in cardiovascular health

A revolutionary study presented at the European Congress of Obesity (ECO) reveals that semaglutide, which is found in popular weight loss drugs like Wegovy and Ozempic, has the potential to transform cardiovascular health. According to the study, participants who took semaglutide had a 20 percent Read More...

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Discovery of immune protein points to new heart disease treatment

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and yet treatments remain remarkably limited. Aside from statins to lower cholesterol levels, most interventions are indirect, such as preventing diabetes and high blood pressure or improving diet and exercise. A new study led by Read More...

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Study shows how eggs could make our hearts healthier

Eggs are delicious and diverse foods. You can scramble, fry, bake, or poach then, depending on your mood. Not only do they taste great, but they are also an excellent source of dietary protein, cholesterol, and a variety of essential nutrients. There have been numerous papers looking at the Read More...

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5 eating habits proven to lower your risk of heart disease

Whether we like it or not, our diets play a huge role in determining our risk of developing chronic diseases—especially when it comes to cardiovascular disease. To help lower your risk of this particular disease, Bianca Tamburello, RDN, shares some helpful eating habits that you can easily Read More...

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This ingredient is linked to decreased risk of mortality

Olive oil is a delicious and versatile ingredient that can be both the finishing detail drizzled on top of pasta, flatbreads, and salads, or the very first component in your cooking process. If you love to incorporate olive oil in your meals, then you’ll be pleased to find out that according to a Read More...

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For Greenlanders, eating sugar is significantly healthier

Sugar is vital for humans to survive as fuels us with energy, that’s why mother nature made the sweet treat so delicious! Although, for some members of the human race sugar has been found to supply significantly more health benefits than most. "Adult Greenlanders with the genetic variation Read More...

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What happens when you quit smoking?

Smoking rates are on the decline with more people becoming aware of its damaging health effects, but breaking the cycle of addiction can be difficult and daunting. We wanted to shed some light on the facts behind the humongous health benefits of quitting, hopefully giving you the motivation to curb Read More...

Study: Pecans prove effective

Study: Pecans prove effective in lowering high cholesterol

Researchers at the University of Georgia have identified a tasty way to treat a person’s unbalanced cholesterol levels: pecans. Yes, it turns out this tree nut doesn’t just contribute to delicious pies and tarts—in fact, as dietary interventions go, this one was extremely successful in Read More...

Deadly spider venom could soon

Deadly spider venom could soon help repair damage from heart attacks

Australia’s Fraser Island funnel-web spider is one of the world’s most dangerous arachnids. This is because of the powerful fangs through which it delivers its potent venom, as well as the venom itself — which has recently come to the attention of scientists as a promising potential drug Read More...

Study: Regularly drinking milk

Study: Regularly drinking milk can help stave off heart disease

While we at The Optimist Daily are frequent proponents of adopting a mostly plant-based diet, if you are going to indulge in animal products, you might want to make it a glass of milk as a recent study has found it has the potential to keep heart disease at bay. The study found that those drinking Read More...