Tag: cardiovascular health

The Healthiest Fruits to Add to Your Diet

The Healthiest Fruits to Add to Your Diet

While all fruits are healthy choices, here is a selection of what is considered as the healthiest fruits. These sweet selections have the most documented health benefits in scientific studies.
Apples
One medium fresh apple has only 95 calories, yet it is rich in vitamin C and fiber, including a type of

Back Pain: 4 Environmental Risk Factors You Can Modify

Back Pain: 4 Environmental Risk Factors You Can Modify

If you have any of the following environmental risk factors, the good news is that by altering them, you may be able to lower your risk of back pain in the future.
Smoking
Most people relate smoking to heart and lung problems, but it also puts you at risk for back pain.

Study: Depression, Anxiety Are Risk Factors for Physical Health Ailments

Your doctor may check your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and other standard health risk factors at your annual checkup. But if you’re not being asked about your mood, an important predictor of health problems is being overlooked.

In a study published recently in Health Psychology researchers found that depression and anxiety

Diet and Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of the loss of memory and other cognitive abilities collectively known as dementia. There is no known food or diet that can prevent or cure Alzheimer’s dementia, but diet may help delay onset and slow progression.

What sets Alzheimer’s apart from other forms

Newsbriefs: Intermittent Calorie Restriction; Aerobic Activity & Executive Functioning

No Weight Loss Boost from Intermittent Calorie Restriction
A randomized controlled trial recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found little difference between an intermittent calorie-restricted diet and a traditional continuous calorie-restricted diet. This well-conducted study followed 150 overweight or obese participants for fifty weeks. Participants were randomly assigned

What’s Causing My Tired Legs?

What’s Causing My Tired Legs?

If you often experience tired legs when the rest of you is wide awake, it could be time to have your cardiovascular health checked and to evaluate your muscular fitness.

Tired legs can actually be a symptom of several conditions, but typically the feeling is caused by decreased blood flow from

Eating to Improve Your Heart

Many risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes, can be improved with changes in diet. Accompanied by a healthy exercise regimen, the suggestions below may even help some people reduce the number and/or dosage of medications they take.
Choose Good Fats
Consuming foods

Ask Tufts Experts: Prostate Cancer; Flavanol Sources; Complementary Proteins

Q: Does taking omega-3 fish oil help reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer?

A: Melissa Townsend, a Frances Stern Nutrition Center Dietetic Intern at Tufts Medical Center, answers: “Research has traditionally shown that omega-3 fatty acids are integral to anti-inflammatory processes that support cardiovascular health, brain health, growth, and development.

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