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A Diet Rich in Fiber Can Protect Against Obesity and Diabetes

A Diet Rich in Fiber Can Protect Against Obesity and Diabetes

Scientists have long been aware that a diet rich in fiber can aid in protecting against diabetes and obesity, however there has been some questions as to the mechanisms behind this occurrence. Now, researchers from France and Sweden claim to have unveiled this process. This is according to res... Read More


Science Indicates that Weight-Loss Soda May Actually Have Opposite Effect

Science Indicates that Weight-Loss Soda May Actually Have Opposite Effect

Drinks that are artificially sweetened may not be as healthy as people are led to believe. In fact, seeking out sugar-free drinks as a means of reducing the risk of weight gain could actually have the opposite effect. This is according to study published in the journal Trends in Endocrinology ... Read More


'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


Overeating Causes Brain Chemistry Imbalances

Overeating Causes Brain Chemistry Imbalances

Excessive eating can cause the brain to lose control and can lead to damage possibly resulting in diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, according to U.S. research. Overeating appears to cause a usually dormant immune system pathway in the brain to send out immune cells to seek and destr... Read More


PCOS, Exercise, and Acupuncture

PCOS, Exercise, and Acupuncture

While polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects as many as 10 percent of women and is the most common cause of infertility among women, yet it remains a relatively unknown condition. Polycystic ovary syndrome or (PCOS) isn't an easily diagnosed disorder because it is a collection of symptoms i... Read More


7 Easy Switches to Healthier Eating

7 Easy Switches to Healthier Eating

It can be hard to change the eating habits of a lifetime. But it becomes easier when we take an unhealthy or low-nutrition food and substitute for it something that's similar - but very healthy. It's amazing how just a relatively few dietary substitutions like this can make a huge difference i... Read More


Why We Keep Eating When Full

Why We Keep Eating When Full

Why do we keep eating pleasurable foods when full? The answer may seem obvious, but a recent article published in Biological Psychiatry has a scientific answer in the hunger hormone ghrelin. 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


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


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