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Chocolate Makes You Thin

Frequent Chocolate Consumption Associated with lower BMI

Another Health Benefit of Chocolate

A recent study showed that frequent chocolate consumption was associated with lower body mass index (BMI), even when adjusting for calorie intake, saturated fat intake, and mood.

Beatrice A. Golomb, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and colleagues described their findings in a research letter published in this week’s issue of the prestigious medical journal – Archives of Internal Medicine.

The authors used data from 1018 patients already being … Continue reading »

Spring has arrived – Get Ready for Summer

Today is the Spring equinox Рofficially the first day of Spring. The days are getting longer and warmer and the garden seems to be coming alive. With the promise of summer around the corner, many of us will be thinking about baring our legs. What about holidays on the beach or by the pool or maybe barbecues on the patio? For some, however, the thought of summer feels them with dread because their legs are marred by unsightly varicose veins or thread veins. So now is the perfect time to take stock and do something positive about those veins.

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Top 10 Myths and Misconceptions

varicose vein mythsMany people with varicose veins and thread veins suffer needlessly for years because they have been incorrectly advised by their family, friends or even their GP. Wrong information is repeated so often that is sometimes accepted without question. Here are the 10 most common myths and misconceptions about varicose veins and thread veins that I hear.




10 Common Misconceptions about Varicose Veins and Thread Veins

  1. Women should wait until they have had all their children before having their varicose veins treated
  2. Varicose Veins and thread veins are … Continue reading »