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How Do You Get Diabetes?

How Do You Get Diabetes?

The worldwide prevalence of diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions, recent data suggests. So, the critical question for everyone is: How do you get diabetes? A number of underlying factors are to blame for the global upswing in diabetes cases.
To avoid becoming part of the statistics, it’s vital to understand

What Is PCOS? Defining Polycistic Ovary Syndrome

What Is PCOS? Defining Polycistic Ovary Syndrome

It’s an obvious question to women who may be experiencing symptoms: “What is PCOS?” The short answer: polycystic ovary syndrome, a complex hormonal disorder. Because PCOS symptoms can overlap with other diseases, a woman who’s experiencing them should seek medical advice from a gynecologist.

A leading cause of infertility, PCOS

Causes of Depression: 7 Major Factors

Causes of Depression: 7 Major Factors

If you become ill, usually you can pinpoint a reason. A stiff, swollen joint, for example, might be due to injury or to a chronic disease like arthritis, while an upset stomach might be due to food poisoning. The causes of depression are harder to pin down. And unfortunately, they

Eating to Beat Belly Fat

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

2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Earlier this year, the federal government released the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs). (See our March Special Report.)

As a cardiologist, public-health advocate and nutrition scientist, I see a lot of good in the DGAs.

First, the DGAs emphasize healthful eating patterns and foods. This is an advance over past guidelines,

How to Improve Energy Level: 7 Strategies for the Overtired

How to Improve Energy Level: 7 Strategies for the Overtired

You’re feeling spent, listless, and/or exhausted after work almost every day—and even the next morning. You can’t seem to break out of the pattern of getting through the day and collapsing into bed at night. You want some zip back in your step… but how? To improve energy levels throughout

How Memory Works and How to Improve It

Age changes the brain’s memory functioning, and even its structure, in ways that may adversely affect how older adults learn, store, and recall information. However, the good news is that it may be possible to delay or prevent these changes by adopting strategies and behaviors that promote youthful levels of

Newsbriefs: Dietary Patterns; Exercise Pills; Sleep; ACL Reconstruction

Focus on Dietary Pattern, Not Individual Foods.
Four dietary patterns are linked with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer mortality, a recent study concludes. These include: The USDA dietary guidelines, Harvard’s Healthy Eating Plate, the Mediterranean diet, and the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Eating Plan (see HealthNews,

Set Yourself Up for Success With Mindful Eating

We all complain of not having enough time—even for sitting down to a quiet meal. Instead, we often find ourselves eating in the car, at the computer, or while working. These distractions create an environment for making poor food choices, such as eating too much at one time and munching

3. Whole-Grain Superfoods

Within every whole-grain kernel, you’ll find a remarkable supply of important nutrients. Whole grains are a top source of unrefined carbohydrates (carbs), the slowly-digested “fuel” that provides your body with a steady supply of energy needed for the optimal function of all of your body’s systems.
Carbs have been the target

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