Tag: diabetes and obesity

The Healthiest Way to Meet Your Protein Needs

Health experts have varying opinions on how much protein needs to be consumed for optimum health. However, one thing they all agree on is that eating protein every day is a dietary essential.
One primary function of protein is that it contributes to lean muscle mass. As you get older, your

Newsbites: Celebrity Chefs; Type 1 Diabetes; Low Iron; Sugar Politics

Celebrity Chefs Set Bad Example for Food Safety
About 1 in 6 Americans suffer a foodborne illness each year, often in their own homes, so safe food handling practices can’t be overemphasized. Recently, scientists watched 100 episodes of cooking shows from 24 celebrity chefs preparing meat dishes and tracked the chefs’

Eat Your Reds (Veggies, That Is!)

Eating greens used to be synonymous with eating more vegetables. Today, eating a rainbow of vegetables is the mantra for healthy eating. Research continues to reveal the unique nutrients found in every color spectrum—green, red, yellow, orange, purple, white—but red vegetables received a nod from the USDA with the addition

Exercise for Disease Prevention

Exercise causes gene expression modifications in fat cells, providing protection against certain obesity-related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, according to three recent, separate studies from Lund University and the Karolinska Institute, respectively, both in Sweden.
Fat cells are impacted. In one study, published in PLoS Genetics, researchers found that 35

1. What is Sleep, and Why Do We Need It?

When we’re asleep, our conscious mind is closed to the outside world. Sounds, smells, and physical sensations have limited access to our central nervous system. In the lightest stages of sleep, those aspects of the real world can intrude and awaken us briefly, but in deep sleep we’re not easily

Get “Choked up” for Sunchokes

The folklore. Jerusalem artichokes, also called sunchokes, sunroots or earth apples, are not artichokes at all, nor have they anything to do with Jerusalem. Yet, the story behind the misnomer reveals a history as delightfully quirky as this tuber’s knotty appearance. First cultivated by Native Americans, the small, artichoke-flavored tuber

Take Action to Avoid Cirrhosis of the Liver

Take Action to Avoid Cirrhosis of the Liver

With advances in treatment and early detection, the incidence and death rates of nearly all of the most common cancers in the United States are on the decline, according to a recent report. However, liver cancer is bucking the positive trend, as rates of this disease continue to climb. The

On the Lookout: Diabetes Symptoms in Men

On the Lookout: Diabetes Symptoms in Men

Diabetes symptoms in men can mirror those in women, but there are some differences, as we discuss here. It helps to first understand what diabetes is: a condition characterized by elevated blood glucose levels, which can lead to a number of serious complications.

In people without diabetes, the pancreas produces the

What Could Be Causing Your Gout Symptoms?

What Could Be Causing Your Gout Symptoms?

About 8 million Americans suffer from gout, according to the American College of Rheumatology. While men are particularly vulnerable to gout symptoms (6 million American men have the condition), women become increasingly susceptible to gout as they get older.

Menopause may be what causes gout in older women. Studies suggest

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