Tag: obesity and diabetes
Calculating Human Toll of Sugary Drinks
Consumption of sugary drinks may lead to an estimated 184,000 adult deaths each year worldwide, according to research recently published in the journal Circulation. “Many countries in the world have a significant number of deaths occurring from a single dietary factor—sugar-sweetened beverages,” says Dariush Mozaffarian,
Questioning Cranberry for Urinary Tract Infections
Cranberry juice is touted for fending off urinary tract infections (UTIs), typically signaled by frequent, burning urination. However, results from clinical trials have been inconsistent. A new study published in JAMA failed to find a benefit. Scientists gave 92 elderly women in long-term care facilities
Flavor Your Plate
If you’d like to add a bit of pizazz to healthy, nutrient-dense whole foods such as vegetables and legumes, be creative and sprinkle on some spices and herbs. These seasonings generally cost only pennies per serving and can help you cut back on the fat, sugar, and salt
Studies have shown that alpha-lipoic acid is a promising treatment option for lowering triglycerides.
Climate change not only damages the natural environment, but also leads to negative repercussions for your health, according to a review of data published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Sept. 22, 2014.
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin (UW) predicted that if current weather trends continue, health problems
In Alzheimer’s, Symptoms May Manifest Before Memory Changes.
Depression, behavior, and mood symptoms may precede memory problems in people who will later develop Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to a recent study of more than 2,400 people age 50 and older. The participants had no cognitive problems at their first visit to
Tea Found to Lower Risk of Heart Attack.
When consumed as part of a heart-healthy diet, tea may slow the progression of coronary artery calcium (CAC) and reduce the risk of heart attack, a study in the American Journal of Medicine (Sept. 15, 2016) has found. The finding is based on
For those who worry about developing dementia in older age, here’s some very good news: Three important studies released in 2014 suggest that there are specific steps we can take to increase the likelihood of preserving our brainpower as we age.
The research provides evidence that combining a group of lifestyle
An estimated 25.8 million Americans have type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus, (diabetes), and 7 million of them remain undiagnosed, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
These statistics are alarming not only because of the serious threats to physical health associated with diabetes—including heart disease, stroke,