Your Health: Mar. 13, 2000

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BEAN COUNT Apparently beans really are, as the old schoolyard rhyme insists, "good for the heart." After reviewing the dietary habits of nearly 12,000 men and women, researchers report that eating beans four times a week can reduce the incidence of heart disease, including heart attacks, by 20%. Any legume will do, even peas, peanuts and soy. It's thought that the vegetable protein in beans may help reduce cholesterol as well as lower blood pressure.

MEDICAL MANTRA While it's no surprise that transcendental meditation reduces stress, researchers now show that using TM to reach a higher state of consciousness...

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