“’F’ as in Fat: How obesity threatens America's future." Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), September 2012.
Purple corn anthocyanins inhibit multiple pathways involved in the development of diabetic nephropathy, a common cause of end-stage kidney disease.
The number of obese adults, related disease rates and health care costs, are on course to increase dramatically in the United States over the next 20 years.
Consuming 1 serving of low-fat diet yogurt every 3 days may lower the risk of incident hypertension (high blood pressure).
Being stressed on the job associates with nearly a 25% increased risk of coronary heart disease, reports a meta-analysis of large-scale European study data.
Meta-analysis reaffirms that acupuncture provides more relief from various types of chronic pain than does usual care and should be considered a valid therapeut
High noise levels can put people at-risk of annoyance as well as sleep disturbance, both of which can have serious health consequences.
People who read the nutrition and ingredient labels on food products gain less weight over time.
A daily glass of red wine for four weeks significantly improved insulin resistance in men at-risk of heart disease.
Consuming more cruciferous vegetables – such as brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, and bok choy – may slash a woman’s risk of breast cancer by 15%.
The very elderly and frail can enjoy the benefits of exercise in terms of their physical and cognitive faculties and quality of life after only three months.
New research suggests that exercising for just 30 minutes is as effective for weight loss as a whole hour.
Exposure to a compound produced when food is cooked with dry heat has been linked to the development of abdoinal obesity, and type 2 diabetes in mice.
Drinking three cups of green tea each day shown to help elderly people with metabolic syndrome lose weight and trim their waistline.
Among overweight men who lost weight, the prevalence of hypogonadism (testosterone deficiency) decreased by almost 50%.
Long-term testosterone replacement therapy helped obese hypogonadal men lose an average of 36 pounds, and shed 3.5 inches from their waistline.
People who tend to carry excess weight around their middle have an increased risk of sudden cardiac death, say researchers.
Sleeping for more than nine hours a night may help to suppress some genetic factors that promote weight gain.
Impairment of Rev-Erb alpha, the gene responsible for the body’s internal clock, may prompt weight gain.
Danish study data reveals that an increase in BMI of 4 kg/m2 in life increases the risk of developing heart disease by 50%.
People who sleep six hours or less are at increased risk having a greater body mass index (BMI).
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50. When Every Drop Counts
Donating your blood can actually do you more good than anyone else who might receive it. Excess iron is thought to be a leading contributor to cancer and heart attacks. An excessive level of iron in your body is one of the most potent ways that your body oxidizes, or prematurely ages (think of your body as an apple, and the iron causing the discoloration when the fruit is exposed to air).