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A Cup of Blueberries a Day Seems to Keep High Blood Pressure at Bay

Florida State University researchers report that eating one cup of blueberries a day could help reduce blood pressure and arterial stiffness. Eating the super berry could even delay progression of prehypertension to hypertension, which would lower heart disease risk.

Published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the eight-week study […]

People who Don’t Allow Hip or Groin Injuries to Heal, Risk Subsequent Hip or Groin Injuries

Athletes who injure the hip or groin, sustaining injuries like bone stress fractures and groin strains, are two to seven times more likely to injure the same area again, researchers found when they looked at a collection of studies on the topic. The researchers also found higher risks for hip and groin injuries among […]

At-home Exercises Help People Get Back to Independent Living after Hip Fractures

Every year, 250,000 Americans break a hip, often after a fall. The injury can be devastating. More than half of men and 40 percent of women will die or have to live in a long-term care facility within two years of a hip fracture. Even those who get through the hospital stay and rehabilitation […]

Postmenopausal Women of All Fitness Levels Who Spend Too Much Idle Time at Increased Risk for Premature Death

Postmenopausal women who spend most of their days sitting or resting are doing themselves far more harm than good, according to a new study.

Cornell University researchers studied 93,000 postmenopausal American women. They found women with the highest amounts of sedentary time, which researchers defined as sitting and resting, but not including sleep, died […]