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Could A Zinc Deficiency Play A Role in High Blood Pressure?

Could A Zinc Deficiency Play A Role in High Blood Pressure?

A new study has found that lower-than-normal zinc levels may contribute to high blood pressure, or hypertension, by altering the way the kidneys handle sodium. The study has been published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology – Renal Physiology.  The study reports; […]

New Study: Alanine May Reduce Blood Sugar Levels

New Study: Alanine May Reduce Blood Sugar Levels

Photo by MedicineHow Alanine is a amino acid, the building blocks of protein, that help the body convert glucose into energy and help to build muscle. Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have presented a new study where alanine may produce a short-term lowering of glucose […]

New Study: Losing Just 6 Hours of Sleep May Increase Diabetes Risk

New Study: Losing Just 6 Hours of Sleep May Increase Diabetes Risk

According to findings of a new study published in the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism, losing a single night’s sleep may affect the liver’s ability to produce glucose and process insulin, increasing the risk of metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes. The Importance […]

Can Lifestyle Changes Reduce the Need for Blood Pressure Medications?

Can Lifestyle Changes Reduce the Need for Blood Pressure Medications?

According to the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Hypertension Guideline, lifestyle changes are the first step in reducing high blood pressure. So many individuals – 72 million Americans – struggle to maintain normal blood pressure. High blood pressure is clinically known as hypertension, […]

The Meaning Behind The Most Common Deficiency – Iron

The Meaning Behind The Most Common Deficiency – Iron

The mineral iron is one of the most important minerals in the body. It is an essential component of proteins and enzymes within us. Iron is needed to make hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that enables them to carry oxygen around the body. […]

Checking Your Blood Sugar Levels are Important – No Matter Your Age!

Checking Your Blood Sugar Levels are Important – No Matter Your Age!

We’ve all experienced the impact our blood sugar has on our bodies, which includes the crash after the sugar rush. But beyond being energy-draining, our blood sugar can seriously impact our health. Even if you think you are following a healthy lifestyle, you may be […]