Tag: male health

6. Meet the Macronutrients

Much of the debate in recent years about how best to feed your heart and brain has focused on “macronutrients”—proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. These are the nutrients your body needs in the largest amounts to function properly. The macronutrients provide your body with energy in the form of calories. (Micronutrients,

Newsbites: Food Tables; Protein; Hormones; Obesity Genes; Calories on Menus

Step Away from the Smorgasbord
With the holidays approaching, a new study in PLOS One reinforces the importance of staying a good distance away from festive food tables to help avoid overeating. Researchers randomly assigned 41 Swedish teens (ages 15 to 17) to attend an hour-long session (supposedly to evaluate a

Newsbriefs: Diverticulitis; IBD; Insomnia and Heart Disease

Diverticulitis-Red Meat-Link.
Researchers studied 46,000 male health professionals to determine if high intake of red meat is associated with increased risk for diverticulitis. The 26-year study found that the men in the highest quintile of red meat intake (13.5 servings a week) had an almost 60 percent increased risk for diverticulitis

Unsaturated Fat Best for Heart

Hoping past news headlines hinting it’s OK to load up on butter were right? No such luck. Longstanding advice to eat unsaturated fat in place of saturated fat—also found in high amounts in foods such as fatty meats and mixed dishes like pizza—was recently reinforced by the findings of a

3. Eat a Variety of Vegetables

Plants and Phytonutrients
When you were growing up, your mother may have told you to “eat your vegetables”—and that’s still good advice when you are older. Vegetables occupy more space on Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults than any other food group for good reasons. In all of the various rating systems

Research Roundup

Less Healthy Fare in Restaurants, too
Restaurant fare can be just as unhealthful as fast food items, according to a study of 18,000 Americans. While people who dined at full-service restaurants consumed more vitamins, minerals, and omega-3s than their fast-food eating counterparts, they also took in 412 milligrams (mg) more sodium,

Research Roundup: January 2014

Men who skip breakfast increase heart disease risk. The risk of heart attack or death from coronary heart disease was 27 percent higher in men who did not eat breakfast, according to a 16-year study of more than 27,000 male health professionals. Skipping breakfast may lead to risk factors, such

Vitamin C May Help Prevent Gout in Men

In the first study of its kind, researchers have found that high levels of vitamin C may lower the risk of gout in men. Researchers with the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, an ongoing study of 51,529 male health professionals, found that as vitamin C intake from foods and supplements increased,

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