About 5.7 million Americans have heart failure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This number has been on the increase for years, because the average age of Americans is increasing, and the condition is more common in older adults. Another reason for the higher number is that,
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Q: Last year, I was able to quit smoking by taking up vaping, but I am concerned about the safety of the flavored liquids. Is there any research on their safety?
A: People of all ages are using vaping to quit smoking cigarettes. With flavors like strawberry, oatmeal cookie, and cappuccino,
Stevia is a popular non-nutritive sweetener made from the Stevia rebaudiana plant. It is native to Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina, however it is now cultivated throughout the world. The leaves have been used for centuries by native people to make sweet teas, or to sweeten other foods. Steviol glycosides, constituents
Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) has garnered a great deal of attention from diet and nutrition experts in recent years due to its nutrition profile. Quinoa is actually a seed, although it’s commonly referred to as a grain for obvious reasons (quinoa seeds are grain-like in size, texture, and consistency when cooked).
Most health experts agree that prioritizing whole grains is a key element of a healthy dietary pattern. Aim for at least three servings of whole grains each day. One serving of whole grains is equivalent to 16 grams (a little more than half an ounce). While it’s easy to see
There are numerous reasons why the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggests that you make half your daily grain servings whole grains. Quinoa, brown rice, barley, oats, and other whole grains deliver more nutrients than refined grains, and because of their nutrient density, studies have linked whole-grain consumption to better
If you exercise at least a few hours a week and find ways to manage your stress, you are both lowering your risk of a stroke and raising the odds of a healthy outcome in case you do have a stroke.
Of course, you certainly want to avoid what is sometimes
We need body fat to protect our organs, keep us warm, and for a number of basic bodily functions, but carrying extra body fat is a risk factor for dozens of health complications, disorders, and chronic diseases. On one hand, it’s simple to point to excess calories eaten—no matter the
For people with diabetes, managing blood sugar levels can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, one has to be on the watch for other related diseases like high blood pressure, abnormal lipid levels, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, and obesity. More recently, a link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has been
Let’s talk about last night. Remember that decision you made to have another glass (or three) of wine? The one you’re regretting as you hug the toilet bowl with a pounding headache? As much as you’d like to wish it away, your hangover is here and it’s going to stick