Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, occurs when the force at which your blood presses against the inside of your arteries is too great. Over time, hypertension can increase your risk for cardiovascular problems such as heart disease, stroke, and heart attack, as well as damaging your kidneys. But
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Roughly one-third of Americans have metabolic syndrome and need to be following a metabolic syndrome diet. But what’s the best diet plan? One diet does stand out among all the others. We guarantee it’s worth your while to learn about this amazing way of eating!
Locally-grown goodies await you at farmers’ markets across the country. While you’re picking up staples like green beans, tomatoes and strawberries, consider trying other nutritious, farm-fresh fare that’s new to you.
“Incorporating a variety of vegetables and fruits in your diet is important because each provides a different array and amounts
The health benefits of kimchi, the traditional mix of fermented vegetables that is an indispensable component of Korean cuisine, are just beginning to be uncovered by modern scientific research
Q: What is metabolic syndrome?
A: This refers to a group of risk factors that increases your risk for heart disease and other health problems, such as diabetes and stroke. A patient is diagnosed with metabolic syndrome when three of the following five conditions occur: The first risk factor is a
A fasting blood sugar test measures the amount of a type of sugar, called glucose, in your blood after you have not eaten for at least eight hours. Checking for an ideal fasting blood sugar is one of the most commonly performed tests to check for prediabetes and type 2
Controlling type 2 diabetes requires spot-checking blood sugar, including after you eat. “The highest blood sugars of the day tend to be after meals,” says Richard Siegel, MD, an endocrinologist and co-director of the Diabetes and Lipid Center at Tufts Medical Center. Blood sugar spikes—temporary high readings—after meals can be
Q: How much calcium can I absorb at one time from a supplement?
A: Bess Dawson-Hughes, MD, director of Tufts’ HNRCA Bone Metabolism Laboratory, says: “For maximal absorption of calcium from supplements, no more than 500 to 600 milligrams (mg) of elemental calcium should be taken as a single dose. For
Vegetarian dietary patterns are associated with lower body mass, lower prevalence and incidence of diabetes mellitus, lower prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its components (abdominal obesity, elevated blood pressure and fasting blood sugar, high triglycerides and low HDL cholesterol levels), lower hypertension, lower all-cause mortality, and in some cases, lower
When you have type 2 diabetes, what you eat matters. Too much carbohydrate can make your blood sugar spike, and too little can provoke a potentially coma-inducing drop. But might there be individual foods you can add to your diet that could help control those spikes and dips? EN separates