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The hidden dangers of dietary supplements

 

Research suggests that many types of dietary supplements contain hidden pharmaceutical ingredients, including erectile dysfunction drugs, weight-loss medications, antidepressants, anabolic steroids, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

The 2018 exercise guidelines say that even short bouts of activity lasting just a few minutes can count toward the recommended goal of 150 minutes of moderate activity per week. The steepest drop in heart disease risk occurs at the lowest, initial levels of activity. In addition, a single bout of exercise seems to confer immediate benefits in four factors linked to heart health, including blood pressure, anxiety, insulin sensitivity, and sleep.

Low-dose aspirin therapy has shown helpful to prevent heart attacks for many people, but a new study suggests it may not be effective for men who weigh more than 154 pounds and that they may need higher doses.