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1/26/04

HealthWise at 5 From 1.26

  • Soy vs. Supplements

Adding soy to your diet has become a popular nutrition initiative, but a recent study suggests eating soy foods beats soy supplements. Researchers at wake forest university medical center examined the effect on ldl, the "bad" cholesterol from soy foods, such as tofu or soybeans, versus soy supplements. Soy supplements appeared to have no effect on ldl related narrowing of the heart's arteries, while foods that incorporated whole soy significantly lowered the risk of atherosclerosis.

  • Hot Cosmetic Surgeries

As cosmetic surgeries become more popular, the American society for plastic surgery has predictions on the hot techniques for 2004. More gastric surgery patients will check in for total body lifts to trim excess skin left after they slimmed down. Doctors also predict topical skin treatments that reduce wrinkles will gain popularity. And eyebrow shaping, either with surgery or Botox, will be the next eye opening trend.

  • Social Life & Gums

Poor oral health isn't the only related to spotty dental habits; your overall attitude and happiness are indicators, too. The American Dental Association studied the connection between anger and isolation with risk for gum disease. They found that men who were angry on a daily basis and a 43% higher risk of developing gum disease.

On the other hand, men with a close friend had a 30% lower risk, and the same goes with those who had a close relationship with religion.

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