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Newsbriefs: Intermittent Calorie Restriction; Aerobic Activity & Executive Functioning

No Weight Loss Boost from Intermittent Calorie Restriction
A randomized controlled trial recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found little difference between an intermittent calorie-restricted diet and a traditional continuous calorie-restricted diet. This well-conducted study followed 150 overweight or obese participants for fifty weeks. Participants were randomly assigned

What Causes Cholesterol Abnormalities?

What Causes Cholesterol Abnormalities?

A number of factors—some preventable, others not—can cause abnormal cholesterol levels, or dyslipidemia, in the blood. Here are the factors that you can control:

A Poor Diet

Diets high in saturated fat and trans fat are linked to higher LDL cholesterol levels. Saturated fats are found in animal products, especially fatty red meat (beef

Identifying Whole Grains

Identifying Whole Grains

Most health experts agree that prioritizing whole grains is a key element of a healthy dietary pattern. Aim for at least three servings of whole grains each day. One serving of whole grains is equivalent to 16 grams (a little more than half an ounce). While it’s easy to see

How to Lower Triglycerides with 3 Proven Nutrients

How to Lower Triglycerides with 3 Proven Nutrients

If you’ve discovered that you have high triglycerides, it’s important to learn how to lower your levels. How to lower triglycerides? A number of ways are available, but you almost always should begin by using three of the most-researched natural therapies: omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and niacin, each of which

3 Plant-Based Diet Benefits

3 Plant-Based Diet Benefits

Whenever I have considered going vegetarian or vegan, I have always decided against it for one simple reason: I enjoy meat, from roasted chicken to the occasional steak to fresh salmon. I already avoid many animal products like dairy and eggs, and much of my diet already is plant-based, but

Spices That Can Improve Your Health

Your spice cabinet is a treasure trove of both interesting flavors and health benefits. Spices not only provide flavor without sodium, they also can lower blood pressure and even improve heart health. Yet, many people still use only a handful of what’s in their cabinet for most of their cooking

Are Eggs Healthy?

Are Eggs Healthy?

Whether they were scrambled, fried, boiled, poached, or beat into an omelet, chances are that you had eggs for breakfast this morning. They’re an easy, filling, and affordable way to start the day. And even if you don’t like their taste, eggs often are the main ingredient in some of

Cholesterol Charts: Explaining Your Cholesterol Levels

Cholesterol Charts: Explaining Your Cholesterol Levels

Cholesterol levels, as you likely know, may be linked to our risk of heart attack and stroke—two of the major preventable causes of disability and death in the Western world. If you have an annual medical or regular health check-up, it’s likely that you’ve had your cholesterol levels checked.

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