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UK Researchers Say Welfare Programme Cuts Affects Health

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UK researchers have said that rates of heart disease and alcohol-related illnesses increases as a result of public spending being reduced.
A study carried out by an investigative team for the British Medical Journal concluded that a £70 reduction in social spending per person would spiral the alcohol illness upwards by 2.8% and heart disease by 1.2%.

Researchers collated data about government spending from 15 European countries including the UK from 1980 to 2005.

Trends Show Death Rates Increase as Public Spending Falls

Analysis revealed that as government spending was high, death rates fell and when social spending plummeted mortality rates grew.
Social circumstances were the strongest link to more cases of heart disease, and health deterioration was also connected with social spending on welfare independently of levels of health spending.

The most vulnerable groups likely to be affected are the long-term unemployed, disabled people and families and children.
Reductions in other areas of government spending such as in military spending or on prisons showed no such correlations with higher rates of death.

The study’s release comes after George Osborne revealed that his June 22 2011 emergency budget is to attack benefit payments
Government departments budgets will be slashed by 25% over the next four years apart from the protected areas of the National Health Service and international aid.

Attacks on benefit payments include a reduction in housing benefits from 2012 with a ceiling of £400 implemented, with the unemployed facing a 10% reduction from 2013 in their housing payments.

There will be more stringent tests for those who claim disability benefits from 2013, and the health in pregnancy grant is to be abolished from 2011 with the Sure Start maternity grant restricted to the first child.

Professor Says that Welfare Programme Spending is More Important than Health

The leader of the study, Dr. David Stuckler, a lecturer at the University of Oxford, believes that welfare spending may be a better use of resource than ring fenced health spending.

He also warned the coalition government that sharp attacks on the state will prove to have far reaching negative effects.

He told news.bbc.co.uk "So far the discussions around budget cuts have largely focused on economics. But social circumstances are crucial to people's health and our study shows there could be quite significant harms. If we want to promote a sustainable recovery in Britain, we must first ensure that we have taken care of people's most basic health needs."

In the UK there are currently an estimated 200,000 heart disease deaths every year and 9,000 fatalities from alcohol.

Dr Struckler concluded in his study that between 6,500 and 38,000 extra deaths would occur after putting through Osborne’s measures on a mathematical model.

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Brush Your Teeth to Beat Heart Disease


It is a fact that keeping up with your day by day dental hygiene helps you avoid heart attacks. The links between gum disease and heart problems have been getting a brush up recently, and now it’s been proved. Cleaning your teeth twice a day reduces your risk by 70%. Poor oral hygiene increases bacteria that causes soreness in the body responsible for pump disease. So avoid heart problems and develop a Hollywood grin with just two brushes a day and you will have a pretty and healthy smile.
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Abs Will Help You Live Longer

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Many studies show that the people with the largest waist sizes have the most risk of acquiring dangerous disease. The proof couldn’t be more convincing. According to the National Institutes of Health, a waistline larger than 40 inches for men may lead to heart disease and diabetes. Another study concluded that for maximum health, a man needs to keep his waist size at no more than 35 inches. When your waist grows larger than 35 inches, you’re at higher danger of developing two or more risk factors for heart disease. And when researchers examined a series of data in this sphere they discovered that men whose waists measured more than 36.8 inches had a significantly elevated risk for myocardial infarction, or heart attack, in which an area of the heart muscle dies or is totally damaged by a lack of bloodflow. Men with the biggest bellies were at 60 percent higher risk. It is alarming because the average American man’s waist size is a ponderous 38.8 inches, up from 37.5 in 1988..A woman with a flabby midsection is as well at increased risk for the same health problems. And American women have seen their weight rise just as men have.

Of course, abs don’t guarantee you a general health, but studies show that by developing a strong abdominal section, you’ll reduce body fat and considerably cut the risk factors associated with many disorders, not just heart disease. For example, there is a 33% incidence of cancer among obese persons.
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Nutrients for Cleansing the Heart and Arteries

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There are a series of nutrients that decrease cholesterol and saturated fat in the blood and arteries. These are lecithin, vitamin E and vitamin C, and niacin. These nutrients function efficiently in cleaning the arteries when taken in whole food. Lecithin is found in most legumes, particularly in soybeans. Both soybeans and mung beans are recommended by numerous researches and mainly by Chinese medicine for cleansing arteries, although nearly all beans, peas, and lentils are helpful. This is partly because legumes are a good source of choline, a lipotrophic agent that controls fat metabolism; choline is also a main component of lecithin.


When heat symptoms occur with arterial problems, the cooling qualities of soy and mung bean sprouts are useful. These sprouts are usually found in grocery stores and markets with well-stocked produce. Sprouts are also an excellent source of vitamin C, as well as cabbage, parsley, bell peppers, and citrus. Eating the white insides of peppers, the core of cabbage, and a little of the pulp and inner peel of citrus provides bioflavonoids, which act synergetically with vitamin C to strengthen blood vessel walls.

Plant fiber, especially the one found in whole grains, helps to reduce fat in the blood and avoid hardening of the arteries. This is why many people have started to include extra fiber in the diet in the form of bran.

Too much isolated bran, however, can be unhealthy in other respects. Eating the whole grain with all of its fiber and other nutrients intact shows better results than eating the bran alone. Most useful for cleansing the arteries are the grains with a slightly bitter flavor: rye, quinoa, amaranth, and oats, but all other whole grains are useful for this purpose. Unprocessed grains are also an exceptional source of niacin, and they all hold the freshest type of vitamin E in their oils.
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Beat Sleeplessness With Cycling


Copious amounts of sleep may cause lethargy, but nevertheless sleep  is still a man’s most important friend when it comes to reducing stroke and risk of heart disorders However, over 25% of population experience some sort of insomnia and all of us experience troubled nights at some point in our lives.

Out of several different activities tested in a research, cycling at 75% of your maximum heart rate, for 20 minutes, four times a week was found to be the most successful way of bringing your sleeping habits under control.

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Green Superheroes


Romaine. (Cancer Prevention) This celery-flavored green is one of the best vegetable sources of beta-carotene—712 micrograms per cup. Recent studies showed that high levels of beta-carotene impends the growth of prostate cancer cells by 50 percent.

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Arugula (Bone Health). One cup of these mustard-flavored leaves has 10 percent of the bone-building mineral that can be in a glass of whole milk and 100 percent less saturated fat. There’s also some magnesium which assure more protection against osteoporosis.

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Watercress (Protects the Pipes). It’s a pepper-flavored filter for your body. Watercress contains phytochemicals that may stop cigarette smoke and other airborne pollutants from causing lung cancer.

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Endive (Heart Health). It’s slightly bitter but it offers twice the fiber of iceberg lettuce. A cup of endive also provides almost 20 percent of your day by day requirement of folate. People who don’t get enough of this vital B vitamin may have a 50 percent greater risk of developing heart disease.

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Mustard greens (Brain Booster). These spicy, crunchy greens are packed with the amino acid tyrosine. In a recent study, there was found that of consumption a tyrosine-rich meal an hour before taking a test assists people to significantly improve both their memories and their concentration.

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Spinach (Eye Health). Spinach is a top source of lutein and zeaxanthin, two influential antioxidants that protect your vision from the negative effects of old age. A study found that frequent spinach eaters had a 43 percent lower threat of age-related macular degeneration.

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Kohlrabi (Pressure Control). Kohlrabi tastes like the love child from a tryst between a cabbage and a turnip. Each serving contains nearly 25 percent of your daily necessity of potassium (to help keep a lid on your blood pressure), along with glucosinolate, a phytochemical that may avoid some cancers.

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Obesity Lowers Testosterone

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Most women dislike fat men, and excess adipose tissue interferes with metabolic health that is responsible for erections and testosterone levels. Researchers from Australia concluded that overweight men often have lower levels of testosterone and the biologically-active free testosterone. To make matters worse, age-linked declines in testosterone take place faster in overweight and obese men.
Obesity increases risk factors linked to low testosterone levels, such as obstructive sleep apnea, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes. Excess body fat, predominantly in the abdomen, interferes with hormones that manage the reproductive system and decreases sperm quality. Weight loss increases testosterone and free testosterone and improves sexual health. The general conclusion is that obesity is bad for your sex life.
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