More Reasons to Get a (Vitamin) D in Nutrition

A few months ago we talked about how Vitamin D affects our health in so many ways—and how the many problems a D deficiency can cause or exacerbate. And the list goes on… Researchers from Salvador, Brazil found that “Vitamin D deficiency is associated with risk for a first cardiovascular event in the general population.” [...]

Pass the Salt: The Spice of Life Might Kill You

When you think of the top causes of death in this country, things like cancer, heart attacks, and diabetes come to mind. But what about salt? Yep, that seemingly harmless stuff that’s in practically everything we eat may be responsible for as many as 1 in 10 deaths in the US. And worldwide, excessive salt [...]

Mediterranean Diet Really Works to Reduce Heart Attack Risk

It seems that just about every week there’s a new diet craze, one that promises to not only save your life, but make you taller, smarter, and more beautiful. The problem with most of those diets is that there’s usually no science behind them, nothing that can back up their claims. Well, that’s changing. A [...]

As Your Penis Goes, So Goes Your Heart

If you’re having trouble maintaining an erection, print this post out and make an appointment with your healthcare provider. Researcher in Australia found that men who self-reported severe erectile dysfunction had a 35% increase in the risk of hospitalization for all heart-related diseases, and a 93% increased risk of death—even if they had no history [...]

Your Lifespan. Not the Kind of Thing You Want to Talk about Sitting Down

watching tvTwo just-published studies have found that the more time you spend on your duff, the shorter and less-healthy your life will be. Even if you log plenty of hours at the gym.

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Dead Tired?

In today’s economic climate, where employers—and everyone else—are trying to do more with less, it’s increasingly common for men to be putting in longer hours at work and cutting back on pesky inconveniences like sleep. Bad idea. Really bad.

According to a new study, working 11 hours per day (which a lot of us are doing) increases your chances of developing heart disease by 67 percent, compared to those who work just 8 hours per day.
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