You might not realize how much your beverage choices can impact your health, but researchers are finding that our drink selections are far more important than we once thought. When you drink a beverage—even if it is rich in calories, sugar, fat, and even fiber—studies show your body doesn’t gain
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Unintentional weight loss occurs in 15 percent to 20 percent of older adults, says the American Association of Family Practitioners (AAFP). It’s also associated with increased morbidity and mortality. That’s one out of every five seniors experiencing unintentional weight loss that can directly affect their longevity.
It’s especially sobering
You might not think your choice of beverages is that important to your overall health, but a growing body of research reveals that beverage choice is far more important than we once thought. When you drink a beverage—even if it is rich in calories, sugar, fat, and even fiber—studies show
Over-exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays can not only cause pre-mature aging of the skin, but it can also increase your risk of skin cancer. No matter what your age, it’s crucial that you take steps to limit sun damage and reduce your risk of developing skin cancer,
More evidence that coffee—once thought of as bad for you—is not only safe in typical amounts but might actually help protect your health comes from a new study of colorectal cancer risk. Researchers compared 5,145 patients who had been diagnosed with colorectal cancer within the past six months with a
In the cardiology world, high blood pressure has been dubbed “the silent killer” because it produces no obvious symptoms as it damages the heart, kidneys, and other areas of the body. In the oncology world, that same label could apply to pancreatic cancer. Symptoms may not show up until a
Beverages are often overlooked when discussing dietary patterns, but, just like food, they can have a significant impact on your health. A growing body of research reveals that beverage choice is far more important than we once thought. When you drink a beverage—even if it is rich in calories, sugar,
Fatty foods increase phthalate exposure
Dietary phthalates—endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to harmful health outcomes—are highest in high-fat foods, such as fatty meats, added fats, and high-fat dairy products. They are found most consistently in poultry, cooking oils, and cream-based dairy products, according to an analysis of 17 studies that measured phthalate concentrations
Know the Signs of Heart Attack, and Act on Them
Women suffering a heart attack wait much longer than men to call emergency medical services, and this puts them at greater risk for adverse outcomes, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology’s annual scientific session in March 2015.
People could be putting their lives at risk by dismissing potential warning signs of cancer as less serious symptoms, according to a 2014 study (PLOS ONE, Dec. 2). More than half of the study’s 1,724 respondents said they had experienced at least one red-flag cancer “alarm” symptom during the previous