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Lower Your Cholesterol With These Healthy Foods

Lower Your Cholesterol With These Healthy Foods

There are several reasons why certain foods are good for your cholesterol and your heart health. Some have direct effects on reducing LDL and/or triglycerides. Others are more filling and, if they’re low in calories, will help with weight loss. Plus, by filling up on these healthier options, you’re not

Normal PSA Levels by Age: A Valid Way to Assess Prostate Cancer Risk?

Normal PSA Levels by Age: A Valid Way to Assess Prostate Cancer Risk?

Other than the fact that prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening is a simple blood test, little else about this cornerstone of prostate cancer screening is simple. That includes the question of whether there are normal PSA levels by age. Generally, your risk of having prostate cancer increases along with your PSA

The Healthiest Nuts to Add to Your Diet

The Healthiest Nuts to Add to Your Diet

Nuts have become more popular since nutrition experts have been recommending the consumption of healthy fats found in plant foods. Studies have linked nuts with an array of benefits, including lower risks of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and some cancers. All tree nuts are good for you, including almonds, walnuts, pistachios,

Healthy Eating Can Slow Mental Decline

Healthy Eating Can Slow Mental Decline

Healthy eating is essential to keeping your brain in peak condition. Brain cells need a rich and varied supply of vitamins and nutrients to grow and function properly, and to resist and repair damage. Important elements supplied by foods help protect your brain from free radicals (unstable molecules that damage

Ask Dr. Etingin: Lipozene Facts; Resolving GERD Naturally

Q: Is Lipozene a fad or does it really help with weight loss?

A: Any weight loss aid that says it works without dietary changes or exercise should be suspect. Lipozene’s main ingredient is glucomannan, a water-soluble fiber. This means it absorbs water in your system. Foods that contain soluble fiber

String Cheese Makes a Healthy Snack

Cheese, in general, is an excellent dairy source. It contains calcium for strong bones—150 milligrams (mg) per stick, protein for muscles and energy, and vitamins A for healthy vision and the immune system, B12 for nervous system and blood cell health, riboflavin (vitamin B2), which helps the body break down

Choosing Low-GI Foods Without Having to Do the Math

Recent research has cast doubt on the precise numbers many people rely on to keep the glycemic index (GI) of their diets low. The glycemic index measures how rapidly foods containing carbohydrates raise your blood sugar, using a 100-point scale. But scientists have found that the actual blood-sugar effects of

Demystifying Today’s Milk Choices

In the U.S., milk is a primary part of most children’s diets from the time they’re born. However, adults often outgrow the taste, or develop an intolerance to the milk-sugar lactose. As a result, more than 80 percent of people in the U.S. don’t meet their daily recommended requirement of

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