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Peanuts May Reduce Risk of Death, Heart Disease

The latest in nutrition and fitness news, including the surprising reason to drink way more coffee.

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Peanuts May Reduce Risk of Death, Heart Disease

The latest in nutrition and fitness news, including the surprising reason to drink way more coffee.

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Peanuts May Reduce Risk of Death, Heart Disease

Per AFP: "Eating peanuts, in small amounts, may reduce the risk of mortality, especially death from cardiovascular disease, a new study Monday showed. Researchers found that consuming peanuts regularly reduced mortality among men and women from all groups, and suggests that eating the nuts — which are relatively affordable — can be an inexpensive and nutritious way to reduce mortality and cardiovascular disease around the world." Click here to read the full story.

Should Pregnant Women Eat More Tuna?

Per the NY Times: "For years pregnant women have been warned about eating tuna due to worries about mercury exposure. But now a federal panel has reignited the debate about the benefits and risks of eating tuna and other seafood during pregnancy." Click here to read the full story.

Coffee Linked to ‘Cleaner' Arteries

Per the BBC: "Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries – a known risk factor for heart disease – Korean researchers believe. They studied more than 25,000 male and female employees who underwent routine health checks at their workplace. Employees who drank a moderate amount of coffee – three to five cups a day – were less likely to have early signs of heart disease on their medical scans." Click here to read the full story.

Focus More Heart Care on the Young, Study Says

Per the Wall Street Journal: "Living decades with high cholesterol greatly increases the risk for heart disease, according to a recent study that bolsters a push by some doctors for regular cholesterol testing and perhaps early drug treatment of people in their 30s and 40s. About 37% of young adults have never had their cholesterol checked, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And when elevated cholesterol levels are found, doctors typically won’t prescribe a drug until patients are in their 50s or 60s. By then, significant damage from years of cholesterol buildup has been done, the new research indicates." Click here to read the full story.

Why Nitrate Supplementation May Increase Athletic Performance

Per Science Daily: "Walk down the aisles of any food supplement store and you'll see that the use of nitrate supplements by athletes and fitness buffs has been popular for years. The hope is that these supplements will increase endurance, and possibly other performance/health benefits, by improving the efficiency at which muscles use oxygen. Now, a research study helps explain how some of these supplements may work." Click here to read the full story.

Walk A Little Faster To Get The Most Out of Your Exercise Time

Per NPR: "People who walked briskly for 40 minutes five days a week saw more health improvements than those who walked for an hour a day but were more leisurely about it. Both groups lost weight." Click here to read the full story.

How a New Treadmill Test Predicts 'Survival of the Fittest'

Per ABC NEws: "Going for a jog on a treadmill can predict how long you’re going to live, a large new study suggests. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic looked at standard treadmill stress test results for more than 58,000 subjects, ages 18 to 96. After age and sex, the two best predictors of whether the patient would be alive in ten years was how highly activated their metabolism was and how fast their heart would beat during the test." Click here to read the full story.

Streaming Fitness Videos Leave No Excuses for Procrastinators

Per Reuters: "For people who are financially strapped, time challenged or on the road without a gym in sight, fitness experts say streaming videos can provide cheap or free workouts, leaving no excuses for even the most dedicated couch potatoes to avoid exercise. Streaming videos cater for tastes ranging from aerobics to the dance exercise Zumba and are as portable as a smartphone." Click here to read the full story.