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Perimenopausal Depression in Women with More Variable Levels of Estradiol and Lower Progesterone Levels

Women are at increased risk for depressive symptoms during the menopause transition.  It has long been suspected that falling estrogen levels play a role in triggering the onset of depression; however, if all women experience declining levels of estrogen and progesterone during this transition, why is it that only some women suffer from depression in… Read More »

High cholesterol: A delicious fruit with numerous health benefits can help lower levels

High cholesterol can be reversible with the help of a good diet and smarter decisions. When it comes to fruits, there is one in particular known to help lower your levels. Grapefruit – especially red grapefruit – may improve cholesterol, according to a new study. Natural compounds called antioxidants may get the credit, but that’s… Read More »

Diets higher in protein, particularly plant protein, linked to lower rates of early death: study

The results of a new study may give you a reason to make a three-bean salad or snack on hummus. According to a report published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), diets rich in protein, particularly plant protein, are linked to a lower risk of early death. The study said diets consisting of plant proteins including beans, lentils,… Read More »

Type 2 diabetes: A food type which is known to absorb cholesterol and lower blood sugar

Type 2 diabetes affects insulin in the body. Everybody needs insulin to live as it plays an essential job in keeping the body healthy. Insulin allows the glucose in the blood to enter the cells and fuel the body. When a person has type 2 diabetes, the body still breaks down carbohydrate from food and drink and turns it… Read More »