Most of us who drink diet soda do so to save on calories. However, just because diet soda doesn’t have any calories doesn’t mean it has positive nutritional value. So is diet soda bad for you? It can be. Here are four reasons why consuming large quantities on a regular
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Are you sick and tired of wearing loose tops to hide your prominent belly? Or tired of the torture of squeezing it in with tight, uncomfortable clothing? You already know that the fat building up in your abdominal area makes you feel unattractive, threatens your health, and makes it harder
Researchers are exploring new approaches that are increasing scientific understanding of dementia with Lewy bodies (or DLB), also known as lewy body dementia. In one study, the transplantation of stem cells into DLB-damaged areas of the brains of mice revitalized those regions and resulted in dramatic improvements in the animals’
The military diet is an increasingly popular fad diet for fast weight loss—and if you adhere to it, you likely will lose some weight quickly. Supporters of the military diet claim you’ll take off “up to 10 pounds” in seven days. By contrast, most nutritionists recommend a maximum weight loss
The brain’s blood-brain barrier (BBB), a densely packed layer of cells lining the interior of cerebral blood vessels, is capable of protecting brain tissue from viruses, bacteria, parasites, and many chemical toxins. But the BBB is not perfect: It is vulnerable to influxes of heavy metals such as lead, iron,
A new study has found that today’s older Americans can expect to live an average of two years longer in good health than previous generations. The gains suggest that older people are finding ways to add to the number of years they can live independently, a major goal of the
As if the day-to-day physical and mental consequences of persistent anxiety weren’t distressing enough, recent research has added another compelling reason to get treatment for this psychiatric disorder. A study published in the February 2013 issue of the journal Family Practice suggests that a diagnosis of anxiety may triple a
Q: Two of my close relatives have died of Alzheimer’s disease. Am I at higher risk for the condition because I have family members who had it?
A: The majority of cases of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) appear to be the result of a complex interaction between genetic influences and other risk factors.
Taking steps to avoid heart disease and stroke may be the best way to preserve your brainpower as you age, new research suggests.
A study in the April 2, 2013 issue of the journal Neurology compared the scores of nearly 8,000 older adults on two widely used health assessment tools. In
The more scientists learn about the brain, the more it appears that brain aging is not inevitable. Cognitive de-cline—once thought to be a normal aspect of growing older—may, in fact, be the product of un-healthy lifestyle choices that can be avoided.
“In the past decade or so, research has identified a