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Study links processed red meat to heart failure among men

By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men who report eating lots of sausages and cold cuts are more likely to wind up in the hospital for heart failure, according to a large study from Sweden. Eating large amounts of red meat has been linked to a greater risk of heart disease and stroke, but there is less research on heart failure, the authors write. “Processed meat besides having quite a lot of salt may include also nitrites and phosphate-containing additives,” said Alicja Wolk, who worked on the study at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. “Moreover, smoked processed meat products and grilled meat are sources of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons,” Wolk told Reuters Health in an email.

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Portugal’s Algarve, home to more than 100,000 resident expat retirees, could be the best place in the world to retire that nobody’s talking about. Particularly appealing are the two municipalities of Silves and Lagoa that are situated slightly west of the center of Portugal’s southernmost province. In these two spots, you can enjoy the best the region has to offer, from medieval towns and fishing villages to open-air markets, local wine and some of Europe’s best sandy beaches. Here are 11 reasons the Algarve qualifies as one of Europe’s top retirement havens:

Portugal’s Algarve, home to more than 100,000 resident expat retirees, could be the best place in the world to retire that nobody’s talking about. Particularly appealing are the two municipalities of Silves and Lagoa that are situated slightly west of the center of Portugal’s southernmost province. In these two spots, you can enjoy the best the region has to offer, from medieval towns and fishing villages to open-air markets, local wine and some of Europe’s best sandy beaches. Here are 11 reasons the Algarve qualifies as one of Europe’s top retirement havens:

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