122019Jun

Is there a difference in Red and White meat on blood cholestrol levels???

Research finds both red and white meat have identical effects on blood cholesterol compared to plant-based foods. This is regardless of the diet having high levels of saturated fats. The research was led by scientists at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI). The study (Animal and Plant Protein and Cardiovascular Health) also concluded that consumption…

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202019May

The New Heart Scan

Diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging is being used on hearts to determine abnormal heart rhythms. This new cutting-edge technique takes detailed images of the structure of the heart muscle to check for “muscle fibre disarray” compared to the traditional way through family history and calculating the thickness of their wall including any unexplained collapses and…

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82019May

‘Spring’ into gardening: Advice from the BCA

Spring brings a whole raft of garden tasks; time to tidy up, start planting and get ready for the year ahead. Our bodies are very well adapted to a variety of tasks and it’s great to be out in the fresh air getting exercise, but it is sensible to follow some simple advice points. Clothes…

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