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2012-06-07 08:37:09

People who restrict their caloric intake in an effort to live longer have hearts that function more like those in people who are 20 years younger. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a key measure of the heart´s ability to adapt to physical activity, stress, sleep and other factors that influence the rate at which the heart pumps blood, doesn´t decline nearly as rapidly in people who have significantly restricted their caloric...

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2011-02-16 09:18:25

By Julia Evangelou Strait, Washington University in St. Louis The way the heart responds to an early beat is predictive of cardiac death, especially for people with no conventional markers of cardiovascular disease, according to new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The conventional risk factors, such as high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure, account for many but not all deaths from cardiovascular causes. As a result, doctors are always...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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