Ask Dr. Etingin: Rice; Pulmonary Fibrosis

· · Nutrition
Q:  A Japan-based study suggested that eating a lot of rice, with its fiber and nutrients, is how people in Asian communities stay so thin. Is there any truth to this? A: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 39.8 percent of Americans are obese. The World Health Organization says … Read More

Common Yoga Moves Anyone Can Do

· · Nutrition
Yoga works on the body as a whole. “It connects the mind and body together, so there are both physical and mental benefits,” says Cara Ann Senicola, a board-certified orthopedic specialist and certified yoga teacher at the Weill Cornell-affiliated Hospital for Special Surgery. And, yoga postures mimic many of our day-to-day … Read More

Finding the Best Frozen Fish

· · Nutrition
Fish is one of the healthiest foods you can consume, especially if it’s from the fatty fish family, which includes salmon, herring, mackerel, sardines, and albacore tuna. Fatty fish are highest in omega-3 fatty acids—one of the best nutrients for maintaining heart health … Read More

A Compound in Cruciferous Vegetables Found to Fight Cancer

· · Nutrition
A lab study has shown that a compound in cruciferous vegetables—indole-3-carbinol—may help fight cancer, according to research published in Science, May 17, 2019. Researchers explained that the protein PTEN has tumor-supressing abilities, but a protein-coding gene called WWP1 modifies PTEN and inhibits its ability to suppress tumors. When indole-3-carbinol was … Read More

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