The key to resolving any chronic health condition is to discover the root causes and then supply the body with the needed raw materials to correct any deficiencies or to bring the body back into balance. Therefore, you will need to become somewhat of a detective, patiently investigating each known
A number of factors—some preventable, others not—can cause abnormal cholesterol levels, or dyslipidemia, in the blood. Here are the factors that you can control:
A Poor Diet
Diets high in saturated fat and trans fat are linked to higher LDL cholesterol levels. Saturated fats are found in animal products, especially fatty red meat (beef
Omega-3s in Seafood May Reduce Chronic Disease Risk
Higher levels of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the blood is associated with a lower risk of several chronic diseases, according to research published online Oct. 17 in BMJ. This finding is based on data from 2,622 U.S. adults (mean age 74.4) enrolled
An eye examination may be able to detect Alzheimer’s disease (AD) years or even decades before any clinical symptoms appear, suggests a small study published in JAMA Ophthalmology. Ophthalmologists from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis discovered that people in the preclinical stage of AD had significant
Cardiovascular News Briefs: The 12 Percent; Health Effects of Being a Night Owl; Amateur Runners & Heart Strain
Are You Part of the 12 Percent?
After examining close to 9,000 people, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health estimated that only 12 percent of Americans have optimal levels of blood glucose, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, blood pressure, and waist circumference.
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
Toast without butter is like macaroni without cheese—sad and incomplete. Same goes for popcorn, especially at the movie theater. For years, though, we’ve been told to cut butter from our diets. Those delectable, creamy French dishes a la Julia Child are frowned upon by nutrition experts and cardiologists. Now we’re