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A Healthy Breakfast May Indicate Lower Body Mass

A Healthy Breakfast May Indicate Lower Body Mass

Individuals who eat a balanced, healthy breakfast were found to be of lower weight than their counterparts who either ate a high-calorie, fatty meal or skipped the meal entirely. The study examined responses from over 12,000 American adults who took part in three federal health surveys between... Read More


Caloric Restriction Benefits May Come in a Pill

Caloric Restriction Benefits May Come in a Pill

A simple compound found in red grapes and red wine has been discovered to reproduce the healthy-aging effect of caloric restriction in mice. Receiving regular doses of resveratrol produced a significantly healthier aging process for the mice, leaving them with strong hearts, clear eyes, flexib... Read More


Natural Therapies for the Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease

Natural Therapies for the Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease

A recent study at Columbia University published in The Journal of American Medicine reported that diet and exercise may dramatically reduce the risk of Alzheimer's Disease. Several healthcare practitioners interviewed by Empowered Health News hailed the news supporting that natural and healthy... Read More


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: Michelle May, M.D. 1/29/2010

Expert Commentary: Michelle May, M.D. 1/29/2010

We live in an abundant food environment. There are far more calories available for each person than are needed for our typical day-to-day activities - or even a moderately active lifestyle. Advertising encourages us to consume those excess calories - and it works, as these studies show. 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


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


Expert Commentary: Andrea Pennington, M.D. 9/11/2009

Expert Commentary: Andrea Pennington, M.D. 9/11/2009

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



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