As the old adage goes, you are what you eat, and when it comes to hypertension, your diet is a major driver of your blood pressure. If salty foods have a familiar place on your dinner plate, chances are you’ll see your blood pressure numbers rise. Conversely, a low-sodium diet
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It’s a question that should concern all women: “What is osteoporosis?” Yet it also should concern men, who may not be aware they also could be at risk for the disease.
What Is Osteoporosis? It Starts with an Imbalance
You may not realize that your bones—like all your body tissues—are metabolically active,
DASH + Low-Salt Diet Best for Hypertension
Reducing sodium consumption while following the heart-healthy DASH diet substantially lowers systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure reading), according to a study published Nov. 12, 2017 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Study participants had either prehypertension
Kidney stones or renal calculi are a common and unpleasant condition in which small “stones” develop in the kidneys, causing severe pain as they travel through the ureters—tubes between the kidneys and the bladder. They affect around 1 in 11 adults in the United States. Most stones pass spontaneously but
Kidney stones have historically afflicted mostly men under the age of 60. That’s no longer the case. It’s now estimated that about 20 percent of men over age 65 form kidney stones. But it’s not just white men who are increasingly at risk. The incidence of kidney stones is also
U.S. diet quality improves
Americans improved their diets between 1999 and 2010, consuming fewer trans fats, less sugar-sweetened beverages, and more fruits, whole grains, nuts, legumes, and polyunsaturated fats, according to a Harvard study. Researchers used data from more than 29,000 adults, aged 20 to 85, who participated in the National
A recent large study has tied reduced salt consumption to a dramatic drop in deaths from heart disease and stroke.
Scientists analyzed medical data on thousands of participants in the Health Survey for England, following them from 2003 to 2011 to determine the effect of governmental efforts to reduce salt consumption.
Q: My doctor says my fading memory may indicate mild cognitive impairment. How can I lower my risk of developing dementia?
A: Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is usually defined as memory loss that is worse than normal age-related memory changes, but does not interfere with activities of daily living. Although many
The global population tends to consume more salt than is healthy, which can be bad for your heart. But the answer to the question, “is salt bad for you?” is not as cut and dry as you might think.