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healthmeup - 12/17/2014 07:00:00

Cataracts: What You Should Know

Cataracts: What You Should Know Cataracts are one of the leading causes of vision loss worldwide and typically affect people who are over the age of 40. Having detailed knowledge about cataracts can help protect your vision as you get older. Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 07/19/2014 08:30:00

What is Good or Bad Cholesterol?

What is Good or Bad Cholesterol? If you’ve been wondering about commonly used cholesterol terms like HDL and LDL, or good cholesterol and bad cholesterol, then you’ve come to the right place. For instance, did you know that cholesterol deposits in your lower body’s arteries could give you foot ulcers? Read what cardiologist,... Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 03/03/2014 13:00:00

Body Mass Index: What’s the Ideal Body Weight for You?

Body Mass Index: What’s the Ideal Body Weight for You? Being overweight puts you at an increased risk of developing lifestyle diseases. To lose weight gradually, you may need to reduce your calorie intake by approxiamtely 500 calories each day and/or increase your physical activity to 150 minutes each week. Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 11/25/2013 12:43:15

Diabetes Mellitus: What is Insulin Resistance?

Diabetes Mellitus: What is Insulin Resistance? Diabetes mellitus means a change in diet, taking regular insulin injections and exercising regularly, as these preventive measures can help fight diabetes. In spite of making these changes, some diabetics can experience insulin resistance. Dr. B.M. Makkar, Director at Diabetes & Obesity Centre and... Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 11/07/2013 07:00:00

You Ask, We Answer: What is the Importance of Vitamin D?

You Ask, We Answer: What is the Importance of Vitamin D? Vitamin D is both a nutrient we eat and a hormone that our body makes. Worldwide an estimated 1 billion people have low levels of vitamin D in their blood, and this deficiency can be found in all ethnicities and age group. We explain the importance of Vitamin D. Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 11/05/2013 08:00:00

Causes of High Cholesterol

Causes of High Cholesterol If you often find yourself wondering if you are at high risk for cardiovascular disease, if you're good cholesterol is very low, and what could be causing high cholesterol inspite of you not smoking or drinking? If you are plagued by similar questions, read on to find out more about the causes of... Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 11/04/2013 08:00:00

Health Star of the Week: Weight Loss to Battle High Cholesterol

Health Star of the Week:  Weight Loss to Battle High Cholesterol Staying away from home contributed to Avinash being overweight, as he loved to indulge in fried, fatty food almost everyday. It was only when he was diagnosed with high cholesterol at the age of 32 that he decided to to take stock of his life and become healthy and fit. Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 09/30/2013 13:30:00

Heart Health: What Causes A Heart Attack?

Heart Health: What Causes A Heart Attack? The function of the heart is to pump oxygen and nutrient rich blood throughout the body. The heart itself is a muscle, which requires its own blood supply, which is provided by coronary arteries, which lie on the surface of the heart. Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 07/02/2013 07:00:00

Good Cholesterol Versus Bad Cholesterol: HDL versus LDL

Good Cholesterol Versus Bad Cholesterol: HDL versus LDL Cholesterol has a bad reputation since it is associated with Heart Diseases. But not all cholesterol is bad; there are two types of cholesterol – HDL and LDL that affects the body positively and negatively respectively. We compared HDL and LDL to clear the cloud of confusion around cholesterol. Continue Reading »

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