According to the World Health Organization, an unhealthy diet is one of the major risk factors for a range of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, and other conditions that are linked to obesity. While there is limited research on possible direct links between diet and arthritis, there is
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What foods are the best sources of calcium?
Foods with the highest calcium content include milk, yogurt, and cheese. One cup (8 ounces) of milk contains about 300 milligrams (mg) of calcium, 6 ounces of plain yogurt provides 338 mg, one cup of cottage cheese provides about 250 mg, and 1
Located in the upper-right side of the abdomen, the liver is your body’s largest organ, and a true workhorse. It converts nutrients to products the body can use, stores these nutrients, and delivers them where needed. It also stores iron, manufactures choles-terol, makes bile to digest fats, removes toxins from
The liver doesn’t actually contain nerves, so the organ itself can’t feel pain. Even so, the sensation of liver pain can occur because the layer of tissue that surrounds the organ—it’s called Glisson’s Capsule—does contain nerves. Any diseases affecting the liver that increase its size can result in what feels
Chronic diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and diabetes represent a major health problem in the United States. They account for approximately 86 percent of all healthcare costs and are frequently associated with a significant reduc-tion in quality of life. The CDC reports that roughly half of
Gastritis refers to inflammation of the lining of the stomach. It may last for a few days (acute gastritis) or it may linger for months or years (chronic gastritis). It is a clinical finding, caused by a variety of disease processes including medication reactions, excessive alcohol intake, and bacterial infection.
For many people with arthritis, drug treatment is only part of their day-to-day disease management. Exercise, supplements, splints, assistive devices, dietary change, and alternative and thermal therapies offer patients the opportunity to take control of their arthritis and improve their quality of life.
The field of exercise and alternative therapies is
Peptic ulcer disease affects about 6 million Americans each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC data also shows that older adults are at greater risk for hospitalization due to peptic ulcer disease.
“Older adults are at particular risk for peptic ulcers and their complications because
Leaky gut is a layman’s term to describe hyper-intestinal permeability, a condition in which the gut (intestines) allows contents that should remain there to interface with the bloodstream and other organs of the body. These “leaking” offenders include food particles that cause immune reactions, as well as microbes and the