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Eat oysters to avoid inflammation

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oysters

Eat oysters to avoid zinc deficiency which can reduce the body’s power to fight inflammation.

Scientists now believe lack of sufficient levels of zinc may play a role in chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

“When you take away zinc, the cells that control inflammation appear to activate and respond differently; this causes the cells to promote more inflammation,” said Emily Ho, a professor and director of the Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health.

Stressed women find it tougher to recover from heart attacks

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heart attack

Young and middle-aged women are becoming more stressed than men because of their roles in family life and work.

The increasing stress burden could make it harder for them to recover from a heart attack, according to Yale School of Medicine researchers

“Women tend to report greater stress and more stressful life events than men, potentially because of their different roles in family life and work, as compared to men,” said Xiao Xu, assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine.