The Pamphleteer

During colonial times in America, if you wanted to convince or inform people about some issue that you considered important, you went to the local printer and got some pamphlets printed. You then handed them out, read them to anybody that was interested, nailed them to the town bulletin board, or the nearest tree. The first amendment was specifically written to protect this type of activity and the writers or "pamphleteers".

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Sunday, September 25, 2005
Health Alert from

Wine, Chocolate Can Reduce Heart Disease

A diet that includes chocolate and red wine can cut a person's risk of heart disease by 78 percent, according to scientists in Australia and the Netherlands.

The diet focuses on seven food items that have been shown to reduce cholesterol and lower blood pressure, and calls for the consumption of:

  • 150 ml. of red wine per day, which some researchers say can cut heart disease by 32 percent.

  • 100 grams of dark chocolate daily to reduce blood pressure.

  • Four meals including fish each week, totaling 114 grams, which can slash heart disease risk by 14 percent.

  • 400 grams of fruits and vegetables daily.

  • 68 grams of almonds each day to cut cholesterol.

  • 2.7 grams of garlic per day to lower cholesterol levels.

In a paper published in the British Medical Journal, scientists say that if all these foods are combined in a diet they will lower the risk of heart disease by 78 percent and give men an extra six years of life and an extra nine years free from heart disease.

For women, the diet would provide an extra 4.8 years of life and an extra eight years without heart disease, The Daily Telegraph in Australia reports.

The scientists said you can boost the diet's effectiveness by adding olive oil, soybeans, tomatoes, oat bran, nuts, tea and chickpeas.