ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
Know Your Asthma Triggers
Air Quality Better in Northeast, Midwest
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Traditional Chinese Therapy May Help Ease Eczema
Relaxation Tapes or Mozart Lower Blood Pressure
Acupuncture May Not Help Hot Flashes
ANIMAL CARE
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
BONES & JOINTS
Heart Failure Raises Risk of Fractures
Almost Half of Adults Will Develop Knee Osteoarthritis by 85
Tequila Plant May Help Fight Bone Loss
CANCER
No Verdict Yet on Grape Seed Extract vs. Breast Cancer
Where You Live May Affect Your Cancer Diagnosis
Selenium, Omega-3s May Stave Off Colorectal Cancer
CAREGIVING
Few Hospitals Embracing Electronic Health Record Systems
Critically Ill Patients Lack Vitamin D
High Rate of Rehospitalizations Costing Billions
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Bye, Bye Back Fat?
Anemia Rates Down for U.S. Women and Children
Migraines in Pregnancy Boost Vascular Risks
COSMETIC
New Genetic Links to Baldness Discovered
Contact Lenses Boost Kids' Self-Image
Wrinkle Fillers Need Better Label Warnings: FDA Panel
DENTAL, ORAL
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Gums
Gum Disease Might Boost Cancer Risk
Good Oral Hygiene May Protect Against Heart Infections
DIABETES
Older Diabetics With Depression Face Higher Death Rate
Laughter May Lower Heart Attack Risk in Diabetics
Formula Puts Doctor, Patient Glucose Readings on Same Page
DIET, NUTRITION
Fish Oil's Benefits Remain Elusive
Holiday Eating Without the Guilt -- or the Pounds
Uncover Why Turmeric Helps You Heal
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Air Pollution Exposure May Slow Fetal Growth
Where You Live May Affect Your Cancer Diagnosis
Restaurant Sushi May Have More Mercury Than Store-Bought Fare
EYE CARE, VISION
When Gauging Age, the Eyes Have It
High Temps Degrade Contact Lens Solution: Study
Eye Problems, Hearing Loss May Be Linked
FITNESS
Moderate Aerobic Exercise Lowers Diabetics' Liver Fat
Will the Wii Keep You Fit?
Walking Golf Course Affects Swing, Performance
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Traditional Nonsurgical GERD Treatments Not Impressive
Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel
Japanese Herbals May Ease Gastro Woes
GENERAL HEALTH
Most Women Struggle With Rising Health Care Costs
More Medicinal Uses for Pomegranate
The Juice From Beetroots May Boost Stamina
HEAD & NECK
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
E-Mailing Your Way to Healthier Habits
Save Your Aging Brain, Try Surfing The Web
Imaging Sheds Light on How Acupuncture Works
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Cocoa in Chocolate May Be Good for the Heart
Ingredient in Dark Chocolate Could Guard Against Stroke
Heart Disease May Be Prevented By Taking Fish Oils, Study Shows
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Swine Flu Is Now a Pandemic Says W.H.O.
Grapefruit Compound Inhibits Hepatitis C Virus
Hand Washing 10 Times a Day May Help Keep Flu Away
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
St. John's Wort Doesn't Work for ADHD
3 Home Habits Help Youngsters Stay Slim
When It Comes to Toys, Shop Smart, Shop Safe
MEN'S HEALTH
Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Men's Heart Attack Risk
Drinking Green Tea May Slow Prostate Cancer
Exercise May Prevent Prostate Cancer: Study Shows
MENTAL HEALTH
Using the Mind to Heal the Heart
Massage Fosters Healing in Bereaved Relatives
Meditation May Boost College Students' Learning
PAIN
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
For Baby and Mom Alike, Breast-Feeding May Be Best
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
SENIORS
The Healthy Habits of Centenarians
Older Adults May Have Some Immunity to Swine Flu
Seniors Cope With Sleep Loss Better Than Young Adults
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
Moderate Aerobics May Ease Insomnia Symptoms
Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Whole Grains, Bran May Fight Hypertension in Men
Supplements Might Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
Being Active an Hour a Day Puts Brakes on Weight Gain
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Whole Grains Lower Risk of Heart Failure

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Keep eating whole grains and reduce your consumption of eggs and high-fat dairy food to improve your odds against suffering heart failure, a new long-term study shows.

The study, which looked at more than 14,000 people over 13 years, found that participants had a 7 percent lower risk of heart failure (HF) per one-serving increase in whole grain consumption. The risk increased by 8 percent per one-serving increase in high-fat dairy intake and by 23 percent per one-serving increase in egg consumption. Other food groups did not appear to directly affect risk of heart failure.

The findings were published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

"The totality of literature in this area suggests it would be prudent to recommend that those at high risk of HF increase their intake of whole grains and reduce intake of high-fat dairy and eggs, along with following other healthful dietary practices consistent with those recommended by the American Heart Association," article co-author Jennifer A. Nettleton, an assistant professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Disease Control at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston, said in an association news release.

More information

The American Heart Association has more about heart failure.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: American Dietetic Association, news release, Oct. 27, 2008

Last Updated: Nov. 05, 2008

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