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'Good' Cholesterol Behaving Badly Can Cause Disease

'Good' Cholesterol Behaving Badly Can Cause Disease

Research has indicated that a type of so-called good cholesterol, or high-density lipoprotein, can cause dysfunction and instead of protecting against heart disease becomes a promoter of it, leading to the clogging and hardening of arteries. Now, research from the Cleveland Clinic has uncovere... Read More


10 Ways to Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

10 Ways to Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Most of the news we hear about breast cancer deals with addressing the disease after it's already been diagnosed. The best treatment for any disease, is through prevention. Here are 10 ways to lower your breast cancer risk. 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


Diet and Exercise May Be Keys to Avoiding Alzheimer's Disease

Diet and Exercise May Be Keys to Avoiding Alzheimer's Disease

Seniors who follow a Mediterranean diet and get regular exercise have less than half the chance of falling victim to Alzheimer disease (AD), according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA. The study was the first to correlate the combined effects of die... Read More


Expert Commentary: Brandon Colby, MD, M.B.A. 9/15/2009

Expert Commentary: Brandon Colby, MD, M.B.A. 9/15/2009

The recent JAMA study proves, yet again, that what is good for the heart is good for the head. Both a Mediterranean-type diet (high in vegetables, fruit, fish, unrefined cereals, and olive oil, moderate consumption of red wine (1-2 glasses per day) and low consumption of fat, refined sugar pro... Read More


For Heart Health Low-Fat Better Than Low-Carb Diets

For Heart Health Low-Fat Better Than Low-Carb Diets

In America, it is estimated that 45 percent of women and 30 percent of men diet to lose weight. A recent study, published in the scientific journal Hypertension and led by David Gutterman has found low-carbohydrate diets to be significantly higher in total grams of fat, protein, dietary chole... Read More


Worried Sick? There Might Be Some Truth There

Worried Sick? There Might Be Some Truth There

A recent report by health provider BUPA has found that people's worries are damaging their health by causing sleepless nights, loss of sex drive, and erratic eating habits. The 2007 Worry Report demonstrates that almost one in five people constantly worry about numerous things, and more than ... Read More


Yogurt Consumption Linked to Healthier Body Weights for Women

Yogurt Consumption Linked to Healthier Body Weights for Women

Research conducted by The General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition finds that women who eat yogurt frequently are less likely to be overweight and more likely to meet the recommended daily intake of important nutrients, like calcium and vitamin D. The fourteen day study followed t... Read More


American Children Are Not Consuming Enough Milk

American Children Are Not Consuming Enough Milk

A recent study from Penn State has found that American children are drinking insufficient amounts of milk and the dairy they are choosing to consume are very high in fat. The study examined a children's daily dairy intake and compared it with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's MyPyramid dai... Read More


Diets Compared

Diets Compared

It’s a topic that keeps on churning out studies…which is the best diet to help you lose weight, and lower your blood pressure and cholesterol. Atkins? Zone? Ornish? The good old food pyramid? The results of the latest government funded study is surprising to many. Many people thought this iss... Read More



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