By age 70 men begin losing bone at the same rate as women and are more likely to break a bone due to osteoporosis than they are to get prostate cancer, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Hip fractures are of unique concern. Of the nearly 300,000 total hip fractures
It’s been said that after eating passion fruit, you’ll fall in love with the next person you see. Playful, or risqué as that may be, the historical passion behind this tropical Brazilian native is related to the passion of Christ, given by South American missionaries to educate converts. The
Alzheimer’s disease does not affect just the elderly—sometimes it can attack people in their 50s, 40s, and even 30s. And when it does, the effects can be devastating. So what is early-onset Alzheimer’s disease (EOAD)?
Simply put, EOAD involves the onset of Alzheimer’s before the age of 65, when it will
You eat a balanced lunch every day—but you find yourself starving by mid-afternoon. You go out for a healthy dinner with friends—but are tempted to stop for an ice cream on the way home. Why are you hungry all the time? If you have the desire to eat uncontrollably, it
We all know chips are bad for us. Yes, they taste insanely delicious. Yes, their crunch is increasingly satisfying. They’re easy to grab and they go down the hatch so quickly. Now for the downside: Potato chips are filled with fat (some of which is trans fat), calories, sugar, and
To gain the most health rewards from your diet, prepare the bulk of your foods yourself. By doing your own cooking and putting some thought into a healthy eating plan, you can control what goes into your food and what doesn’t.
Fast-food establishments and even upscale restaurants typically serve up
Salt and vinegar, barbecue, kettle-cooked, ruffled—to me, all potato chips are delicious. If there’s a bag on the counter, I’ll polish it off easily. Are chips bad for you? I know the answer, so I’ve tried to replace my chip craving with healthy options like carrot sticks and celery. But
In last month’s issue we reported on recent research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, May 11) pointing to a significant increase in the number of older adults dying from falls over the last decade. Falls are also a leading cause of nonfatal
Americans are making some progress when it comes to improving the quality of their diets, but we need to do better, according to a recent analysis by the Pew Research Center. The Pew researchers looked at 40 years of data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and found that
Oatmeal has been a popular choice for a healthy breakfast in America for over 150 years, but our busy schedules these days often prevent us from preparing it in the traditional way. Food manufacturers addressed the issue in the 1960s by introducing instant oatmeal, which cut the cooking time to