Life insurance will raise premiums due to high blood pressure being an early indicator of cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and chronic heart failure.Read More
We’ve all had times in our lives when we didn’t feel at the top of our game. Maybe it was due to a job loss or the death of a family member; there are numerous reasons for feeling down.
However, according to the National Institutes of Mental Health, for 26.2 percent of Americans age 18 and older this feeling of hopelessness is due to a diagnosable mental disorder. That is approximately 14.8 million adults suffering from a major depressive disorder and about 40 million adults suffering from anxiety.Read More
Americans now have an even more pressing reason to increase their fruit consumption, as an analysis from the Nurse’s Health Study has discovered that consuming blueberries can significantly reduce an individual’s chances of developing high blood pressure.Read More
New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that many Americans are still coming up short when it comes to getting their recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 32.5 percent of adults get two or more servings of fruit per day, while 26.3 percent report that they consumer vegetables at least three times per day.Read More
People who are prone to stress and high blood pressure may turn out to be more prone to health problems in the long term, as well as higher health and life insurance premiums.
However, medical professionals have been highlighting the health benefits that some simple and enjoyable foods tend to offer – including chocolate. An announcement from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston notes that chocolate contains flavonoids, which act as antioxidants that can help maintain cardiac health.Read More