About 5.4 million Americans are thought to have some degree of dementia, and its destructive effects on our cognitive abilities come at huge cost to our overall wellbeing, and that of our loved ones. “The decline in reasoning and memory that accompanies dementia impairs our ability to carry out everyday
Tag: cardiovascular diseases
Your next meal could provide immediate benefits to your health! A study finds Mediterranean Diet meals have instantaneous beneficial effects on arteries.
An Association Found Between Hearing Loss and Anemia
According to research coming out of the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, in 2014 approximately 15 percent of adults reported difficulty with hearing. Researchers evaluated associations between hearing loss and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) and found that it increased the odds of
The concept of anti-inflammatory eating for better health is not new, yet seems to grow ever more popular, as evidenced by the plethora of anti-inflammation diet books on the market. But what exactly is anti-inflammatory eating, and why is it important for your health?
The Good and the Not So Good.
Many people ask these types of questions: What is congestive heart failure? How do heart attack symptoms in women differ from heart attack symptoms in men)? What is hypertension? And what is heart disease? Yet there is no simple way to define cardiovascular disease, because it’s actually a broad term
Readers of this newsletter know that drinking fruit juice is no substitute for consuming whole fruits. Processing fruit into juice loses most of the fiber, often adds sugar, and damages some of the nutrients that make fruit such a healthy choice. But people who nonetheless like to start their day
You may begrudge belly fat because it makes it tougher to fit into your clothes, but a bigger reason to whittle your waistline is for your health. The belly fat you can pinch, which sits just below your skin, is called subcutaneous fat. The bigger health risk is thought to
Swapping healthy unsaturated fats for carbohydrates or saturated fats may reduce your risk of diabetes, according to a new analysis of 102 randomized trials totaling 4,660 participants. The analysis found that eating more unsaturated fats, especially polyunsaturated fats, in place of either carbohydrates or saturated fats lowers blood sugar levels
Q: I have always avoided partially hydrogenated oils in foods. But I have heard that fully hydrogenated is OK, which I don’t understand. It seems that would be worse. Was I misinformed?
A: Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, director of Tufts’ HNRCA Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory, ex-plains: “Full hydrogenation of vegetable oil results in
Dark chocolate and cocoa benefits on cardiovascular health are quite significant indeed. Consuming cocoa in dark chocolate or cocoa powder is a powerful (and delightful) way to reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, and prediabetes.