One cup of leafy green vegetables a day lowers risk of heart disease. Researchers examined over 50,000 people over a 23-year period. People who consumed the most nitrate-rich vegetables had about a 2.5 mmHg lower systolic blood pressure and between 12 to 26 percent lower risk of heart disease.One cup of leafy green vegetables a day lowers risk of heart disease. Researchers examined over 50,000 people over a 23-year period. People who consumed the most nitrate-rich vegetables had about a 2.5 mmHg lower systolic blood pressure and between 12 to 26 percent lower risk of heart disease.
Plant-Based and Loving It! Here Are 50 Celebrities Who Went Vegan (and Might Inspire You to Do the Same)There’s no denying that the popularity of plant-based diets has exploded in the past decade. With research to show these diets can lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, more people are jumping on board.In recent years, the vegan diet in particular has been trending. Celebrities such as Beyonce and [...]2
Multiple violations found in probe of detained teen's deathCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two prison guards slept while on duty, one of them failed to properly conduct overnight rounds, and two others failed to conduct timely CPR on a Ohio youth found unresponsive and later pronounced dead, according to a investigation into the 17-year-old's death released Friday. The report looked at the case of Robert Wright, found dead on Aug. 31 by a guard who entered his cell at Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility in central Ohio to tell him it was time to take his morning medication. Wright had heart disease and also “amphetamine intoxication” at the time of his death, according to an earlier investigation by the state highway patrol, which said the levels of amphetamines were very low. Neither the patrol nor the Department of Youth Services was able to determine where the drugs came from.1