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Fruits and Vegetables Linked to Positive Cognitive Performance

Fruits and Vegetables Linked to Positive Cognitive Performance

Researchers in Germany examined the links between fruit and vegetable consumption, plasma micronutrient status and cognitive performance in health subjects aged 45-105 years. Published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, the results indicated higher cognitive performance in individuals with... Read More


Eight Strategies to Reduce Triglycerides

Eight Strategies to Reduce Triglycerides

High triglycerides in your bloodstream can be just as much a danger signal for the health of your heart as high cholesterol, according to the Harvard Heart Letter. Trouble is, people's awareness of the threat of cholesterol, hyped in the media for years, is far greater than that of triglyceri... Read More


Watching TV Food Ads Linked to Increased Snacking

Watching TV Food Ads Linked to Increased Snacking

Americans young and old who watch food commercials on TV have a greater tendency to snack and suffer weight gain, a recent study has discovered. The study, which was published in the journal Health Psychology, was done by scientists at Yale University to investigate the effects of TV food ads ... Read More


Expert Commentary: Andrea Pennington, M.D. 12/10/2009

Expert Commentary: Andrea Pennington, M.D. 12/10/2009

In the August 24 edition of the journal Circulation, the American Heart Association published new advice to all Americans - cut the sugar intake. Excess sugar in our diets has been linked to high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, obesity and diabetes. Experts in the field of age management med... Read More


Americans Strongly Advised to Cut Sugar Consumption

Americans Strongly Advised to Cut Sugar Consumption

New guidelines released from the American Heart Association urge Americans to reduce their sugar consumption because there is mounting evidence that a high intake of added sugars can lead to a number of health conditions such as obesity, high blood pressure, and risk factors for heart disease ... Read More


Organic Found to Have No Nutritional Edge Over Standard Food

Organic Found to Have No Nutritional Edge Over Standard Food

From a nutritional standpoint, organically produced foods are no better than conventionally produced ones, according to research appearing in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Though previous reviews have concluded that organic food is superior in nutritional content compared to conv... Read More


More Exercise Induces Women to Eat Treats

More Exercise Induces Women to Eat Treats

Overweight women who engaged in exercise for one to two hours a week lost several pounds over six months without dieting. But paradoxically, those who exercised even more – three hours a week – failed to lose as much as expected. The researchers, who published their findings in... Read More


To Lose Weight, Join the "Portion Patrol"

To Lose Weight, Join the

America is awash in calories. And as the calorie floodwaters rise, the numbers of us who are overweight and obese rise along with them. One of the main streams swelling the calorie flood is the prevalence of large-portioned meals and drinks - super-sized fast-food meals, all-you-can-eat buffe... Read More


Five Overlooked Food Factors in Weight Loss

Five Overlooked Food Factors in Weight Loss

Losing weight isn't just a matter of cutting and burning calories. There are certain inherent qualities of foods, which, if you understand them, can help you craft an eating strategy that will magnify the effectiveness of your fat loss efforts. Your food's "thermic effect." You burn more calo... Read More


Five Foods to Slim By

Five Foods to Slim By

Instead of getting on a fad diet, only to crash and burn a few weeks later, it's best to eat wholesome, natural foods in five or so small meals a day, according to anti-aging expert Dr. Maoshing Ni. Dr. Mao, as the doctor of Chinese medicine and author of the best-selling book Secrets of Long... Read More


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