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Health News on April 5, 2012

Majority of women not taking recommended daily aspirin to prevent heart disease
Evidence-based national guidelines encourage the use of daily aspirin for women at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. ANI

Red wine, fruit compound may be vital weapon against obesity
A compound found in red wine, grapes and other fruits is able to block cellular processes that facilitate fat cells to develop, thus opening the door to a potential method for controlling obesity, a new study has revealed. ANI

Beans, pulses and legumes play vital role in nutrition
Beans, pulses and legumes can be categorized as either vegetables or proteins under the new USDA dietary guidelines, thus giving them an important role in a person's daily diet, according to an expert panel. ANI

Low-glycemic breakfast can control BP throughout the day
Eating meals at breakfast that have a low glycemic index may help prevent a spike in blood sugar throughout the morning and after the next meal of the day, a new study has revealed. ANI

2 daily servings of soy may alleviate hot flashes in menopause
Taking two servings of soy every day can reduce the frequency and severity of hot flashes by up to 26 percent, a new study has revealed. ANI

Eating berries can protect men against Parkinson's disease
Eating strawberries, blueberries, blackcurrants and blackberries can significantly reduce risk of developing Parkinson's disease in men, suggest researchers. ANI

Cheap supermarkets 'may boost your BMI and waist circumference'
Your supermarket may affect your weight, a new study has claimed. ANI

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