A diet that supports heart and brain health is more than just eating an extra piece of fruit and occasionally eating salmon instead of steak. Rather than thinking solely in terms of individual foods or getting enough of certain vitamins and minerals, it’s important to focus on a healthy overall
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Many of us are walking around with chronic inflammation, and the reaction can be extreme, presenting as arthritis (inflammation of joints), colitis (inflammation of the colon), dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), or other inflammatory diseases. But inflammation can be chronic, low-grade, and the cause of vague symptoms like fatigue, runny
It is never too late to make changes in your lifestyle that can have far-reaching health benefits. The human body can be amazingly resilient, capable of bouncing back from past damage or injury in many instances. Your body can become healthier and more fit at any stage in life if
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,
US Food Waste About A Pound Per Person Daily
Nearly a pound of food per person is wasted each day in America, according to a study in PLOS One. Researchers examined data on Americans’ eating habits as well as estimates of food loss, including waste, at multiple stages in the food
“All things in moderation” is sound advice for almost every human behavior, but the definition of moderation as it relates to drinking alcohol has become an elusive and smaller target.
A new, massive study of drinkers in 19 countries says that drinking what has been considered modest amounts—one drink a day
You know you’re in trouble when you start seeing terms like “Syndrome X” to describe a health condition. In the late 1990s, recognition grew of a particularly potent cluster of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It came to be known as the metabolic syndrome.
The only visible sign of
Eating to protect your heart and brain means more than just choosing or rejecting a few individual foods or getting enough of certain vitamins and minerals. Rather, you need to focus on a healthy overall eating pattern. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) explain: “Over the course of any
Almonds May Boost “Good” Cholesterol
Eating almonds every day may help boost your levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol, according to research published in the August 2017 issue of the Journal of Nutrition. Researchers measured HDL in people who ate 43 grams (about a handful) of almonds every day for six weeks
Q. If we drink, we’re advised to do so in moderation (limiting it to one drink daily for women, two for men). What is the basis for this advice?
A. Alice H. Lichtenstein, ScD, Gershoff Professor of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts’ Friedman School, says, “The definition of moderate alcohol