High protein diet for weight loss may backfire as it increases risk of heart failure

High protein diet have always enjoyed a lot of popularity among fitness conscious folk. Many people who are looking to shed some weight are recommended a high protein diet. But is it really healthy, asks a new study. According to this study, a high-protein diet could increase the risk of heart failure in middle-aged men. However, proteins from fish and eggs were not associated with heart failure risk in this study. “As many people seem to take the health benefits of high-protein diets for granted, it is important to make…

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Blame Technology, Not Longer Life Spans, for Health Spending Increases

American life spans are rising, and as they are, health care spending is, too. But longevity is not contributing to the spending increase as much as you might think. The median age in the United States will rise to about 40 by 2040, up from 37.7 today. That’s partly because the average American lives three years longer today — reaching nearly 79 years old — than in 1995. The Congressional Budget Office credits population aging for a substantial portion of its projected increase in health care spending — from 5.5…

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Worrying about your health ‘increases the risk of heart disease’

Worrying about your health may actually increase the risk of heart disease, new research has found. A study of 7,000 people over 12 years showed that those who fret about their health are around 70% more likely to develop heart disease. The Norwegian research also showed that those fit and healthy people with the highest levels of ‘health anxiety’ were the most likely to suffer from a fatal heart attack. Scientists believe the extra stress put on the body by hypochondriacs is not healthy in the long term. Writing in…

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