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Home blood pressure monitors panned in study

A small Canadian study suggests that readings from home blood pressure monitors devices are wrong most of the time and could put patients at risk.

A research team from the University of Alberta in Calgary, testing dozens of home monitors used by 85 patients, found the units weren’t accurate within five mmHg of blood pressure about 70 per cent of the time. The investigators added the devices were off the mark by at least 10 mmHg about 30 per cent of the time. Continue reading Home blood pressure monitors panned in study

Soup for a winter’s day. Go for it!

The canned stuff, with its overload of sodium, will ravage your internal body parts and leave a legacy of trouble. Stick with the wholesome fare you cook yourself.

Tenille Sonnichsen Fit for life
Tenille Sonnichsen
Fit for life

A nice hot bowl of soup seems like the perfect meal for a cold winter day. But we must not forget to check the sodium content if we are buying canned or pre-prepared soups.

If we look at the label for a can of Campbell’s Classic Chicken with Rice, we see a sodium content of 650 milligrams. And that’s only for one half-cup (125 milliliter) serving. So if we eat one cup of soup, our sodium intake goes up to 1,300 mg. That’s almost an entire day’s worth of sodium for someone who is trying to limit their salt intake! Continue reading Soup for a winter’s day. Go for it!