Being obese—having a body mass index (BMI) over 30 and a waist-to-hip ratio over .85—can increase your risk for type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD is caused by plaque buildup in artery walls, which narrows blood vessels and prevents enough oxygen from reaching the heart, which could
Postmenopausal women may be able to reduce their risk of developing invasive breast cancer by losing just 5 percent of their body weight, according to a study published in Cancer. Several studies have found an association between obesity and breast cancer, so a team of researchers from 11 medical centers
Whenever I have considered going vegetarian or vegan, I have always decided against it for one simple reason: I enjoy meat, from roasted chicken to the occasional steak to fresh salmon. I already avoid many animal products like dairy and eggs, and much of my diet already is plant-based, but
Researchers are uncovering a vast expanse of avocado benefits related to this fruit’s spectacular combination of phytochemicals, special fats, and nutrients. Could the avocado be the #1 heart healthy food on the planet?
Organic Foods May Help Prevent Cancer
People who eat the most organic foods have the lowest risk of cancer, suggests a study published Oct. 22, 2018, in JAMA Internal Medicine. Organics have no pesticides, which have been linked to cancer. Organic food consumption was studied among nearly 69,000 people (78 percent
Healthy Vegan Diet May Promote Weight Loss
Following a vegan diet may promote weight loss and reduce insulin resistance in overweight individuals. A recent 16-week randomized clinical trial, published in the journal Nutrients, examined the role of carbohydrate consumption on body composition and insulin resistance. Seventy-five overweight participants were randomized to
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
Research shows there are differences between walking vs. running, especially for the elderly.
Whether they were scrambled, fried, boiled, poached, or beat into an omelet, chances are that you had eggs for breakfast this morning. They’re an easy, filling, and affordable way to start the day. And even if you don’t like their taste, eggs often are the main ingredient in some of
Q:I sometimes feel dizzy when I stand up. What might be causing that?
A: It’s possible you have a condition called orthostatic hypotension (OH), which is a type of low blood pressure that occurs upon standing and can result in feeling dizzy. When you stand up, especially quickly from a lying down