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Heart Failure Can Be Prevented By Dark Chocolates

There are very few people in the world who don’t like chocolates, many parents stops their children for eating too much as this can spoil their teeth and this can’t be called a bad thing on behalf of parents but a recent study has shown how much affective is the small dark chocolate’s piece is for the heart.

dark-chocolatesA new Harvard study has suggested that eating a small portion of good quality dark chocolate for at least 2-3 times a month may help to beat the heart failure risk in women. So ladies this is good news for you as this is a proven facts that majority of ladies are fans of chocolates.

While discussing about the results of this study senior study author Dr. Murray Mittleman said that “At least for women, consumption of chocolate seems to be associated with a decreased risk of heart failure, but the protective effect was only seen with relatively small amounts of consumption, less than one serving a day”.

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High Blood Pressure: Don’t allow the silent killer to kill you silently

Some recent studies show that almost one out of three U.S. adults is suffering from high blood pressure, but the symptoms are not quite obvious and that’s why almost one-third of the people don’t even know that they have high blood pressure. Several diseases like stroke, heart failure and kidney failure can occur because of high blood pressure and it has become such a pervasive problem as it’s often called “the silent killer”

Blood pressure is the name of the force that is found in the arteries when the heart beats and rests. Blood pressure higher or equal to 140mm Hg (active) and 90mm Hg (at rest) is considered high blood pressure in an adult. High blood pressure can become the cause of serious problems for heart, deeply affects other organs of the body and often create serious complications for pregnant women.

There are many factors that can cause high blood pressure. Some of them can be changed by choosing a healthy lifestyle while some others are hereditary and can’t be changed. You must keep a regular check on your blood pressure, particularly if any of the following factors relate to you.

Obesity

Obesity is defined by body mass index (BMI) instead of the weight and it is closely related to high blood pressure. Most of medical professionals seem to recommend obese people with high blood pressure to lose their weight.

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