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Health Note: Blood Pressure, Diabetes and High Cholesterol Increase Heart Disease Risk for Blacks
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Researchers say black men and women have double whites’ risk of dying of coronary heart disease. At the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Monika Safford studied about 24,000 people nationwide who were followed for about four years.

Living a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle
February is reserved as American Heart Month in order to raise awareness about the prevention and management of heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women and accounts for almost 700,000 deaths each year or 29% of all U.S. deaths.

Research With Resistant Starch Has Widespread Health Implications
Nutrition researchers in the LSU AgCenter believe a form of starch may have a greater effect on metabolism and fat deposition than other types of dietary fiber. The LSU AgCenter research team has shown that fermentation of natural resistant starch in the large intestine is an important and previously underestimated mechanism in weight management.

Lose Holiday Weight Safely
Americans put on anywhere from 5 to 8 pounds during the holidays. There are safe and not-so-safe methods of losing those few extra pounds, according to LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Heli Roy.

Don’t Blame Genes For Children’s Inactivity
Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for diseases such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension. LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Heli Roy says declining levels of physical activity may help explain why childhood metabolic diseases are becoming more common.
Regular Exercise Helps In Blood Glucose Control
Recent clinical trials and ongoing studies have emphasized the importance of physical activity or combined physical activity and improved diet in the prevention of type 2 diabetes.
Massive Study Examines Role of Genetics, Disease and Exercise
Scientists are learning about the role of genetic and non-genetic factors in cardiovascular, metabolic and hormonal responses to aerobic exercise through a three-part investigation begun 12 years ago, according to LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Heli Roy.
Osteoporosis Strikes Every 20 Seconds
"Every 20 seconds, osteoporosis causes a fracture," warns an LSU AgCenter nutrition education expert. Specialist Donna Montgomery says osteoporosis is a painful, disfiguring disease that strikes one in every two women and one in every eight men above age 50.