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What does acute diverticulitis mean?

Diverticula are small pouches that develop in the digestive tract in some people, most often after age 40. Acute diverticulitis occurs if these pouches become inflamed or infected, according to the Mayo Clinic and the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse. Causes Although the exact cause is not known, the condition began to manifest in the […]

Lose Weight with a Heart-Healthy Diet

Not only is a heart-healthy diet good for your heart but it can also help you lose weight. Heart-healthy diets generally consists of eating less sodium, fat and cholesterol and eating more fruits, vegetables, poultry, lean meats, whole grains and low-fat dairy products. A heart-healthy diet program also stresses adding exercise much as a regular […]

Cholesterol Levels: A Telling Indicator of Diet and Exercise

ROCHESTER, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Diet and lifestyle choices aren’t only evident on the bathroom scale. The effect of these choices is also reflected with relative accuracy in cholesterol numbers. The May issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter looks at how an individual’s lifestyle choices can affect “good” and “bad” cholesterol levels as well as levels of triglycerides, […]

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