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Physical Wellness: Diet & Nutrition

Fitness More Important Than Body Weight in Reducing Death Risk

A new study of 14,345 adult men, published in Circulation, a Journal of the American Heart Association, found that improving physical fitness lowered risk of death, both from cardiovascular disease and from all causes, even after controlling for body . . . → Read More: Fitness More Important Than Body Weight in Reducing Death Risk

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Live Web Chat at Cleveland Clinic on Holiday Weight Management - Dec 12

The Cleveland Clinic will host a live online web chat on Holiday Weight Management on Monday, December 12, 2011 at 12 Noon (Eastern Time). The web chat will be hosted and moderated by Lillian Craggs-Dino, RD, Nutritionist at Cleveland . . . → Read More: Live Web Chat at Cleveland Clinic on Holiday Weight Management – Dec 12

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BPA Levels Increase Over 1000% After Eating Canned Soup, New Harvard Study Finds

A new study conducted by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health has found that in subjects who ate canned soup for five days, levels of bisphenol A (BPA) found in the urine increased more than 1000%, compared . . . → Read More: BPA Levels Increase Over 1000% After Eating Canned Soup, New Harvard Study Finds

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Treating the Causes, Not the Symptoms of Heart Disease

Diet Gurus Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., and Dr. Dean Ornish, discuss the remarkable capacity of the body to heal itself through diet, as opposed to using drugs and undergoing operations. (President Bill Clinton followed their diet to reverse his . . . → Read More: Treating the Causes, Not the Symptoms of Heart Disease

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5 Healthy Lifestyle Factors Significantly Reduce Risk of Stroke, New Study Finds

A new study of 36,686 Finnish men and women, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association, has found that 5 healthy lifestyle factors are associated with significantly reduced risk of stroke. And, . . . → Read More: 5 Healthy Lifestyle Factors Significantly Reduce Risk of Stroke, New Study Finds

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New Study Fuels Controversy Over Benefits of Salt Reduction in Diet & in Processed Foods

A new research report by Danish researchers has claimed to find some adverse consequences of dietary salt reduction primarily in persons with normal blood pressure, fueling a continuing controversy over the benefits of requiring salt reduction in foods. This . . . → Read More: New Study Fuels Controversy Over Benefits of Salt Reduction in Diet & in Processed Foods

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Diet Detective: Clues to Unhealthy Health Foods

Many health foods in the grocery store may look like they are good for you. Examination of the ingredients and caloric content may keep you from being tricked into thinking you’re eating healthy foods when you’re not! Watch some . . . → Read More: Diet Detectives: Clues to Unhealthy Health Foods

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Simple Front-Of-Package Nutrition Rating Symbols Proposed by Institute of Medicine Panel

A Committee of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), National Academies, issued a 232-page report on October 20, 2011, recommending that agencies of the federal government should develop a new, simple front-of-package nutrition rating system with symbols, patterned after . . . → Read More: Simple Front-Of-Package Nutrition Rating Symbols Proposed by Institute of Medicine Panel

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New Studies Find Harm to Health from Vitamin Use

Two new studies published this week in journals of the American Medical Association have found evidence that taking extra doses of vitamin supplements may significantly increase risks to health and longevity. “There really is not any compelling evidence that . . . → Read More: New Studies Find Harm to Health from Vitamin Use

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Denmark Imposes 'Fat Tax' on High Saturated Fat Foods to Combat Obesity

In a declared effort to combat obesity and heart disease, Denmark has imposed what may be the world’s first “fat food tax” on foods with more than 2.3 percent saturated fat. The tax, which went into effect on Saturday, . . . → Read More: Denmark Imposes ‘Fat Tax’ on High Saturated Fat Foods to Combat Obesity

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Can Eating Fish Reduce Your Risk of Stroke?

A recent analysis of 15 studies measuring the potential relationship between fish consumption and incidence of stroke in a combined total of 383,838 participants, found that eating fish at least three times per week was associated with a slightly . . . → Read More: Can Eating Fish Reduce Your Risk of Stroke?

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September 29 is World Heart Day -- One World, One Home, One Heart

September 29, 2011 marks the 11 year anniversary of celebrating World Heart Day, an international campaign created in 2000 by the World Heart Federation, a non-governmental organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, to increase public awareness about the threat of . . . → Read More: September 29 is World Heart Day — One World, One Home, One Heart

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Food as Preventive Medicine

A Johns Hopkins expert explains how eating the right foods can keep you healthy. Watch nutritionist Lynda . . . → Read More: Food as Preventive Medicine

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Harvard Proposes Its Own Healthy Eating Plate Instead of USDA's MyPlate

On Wednesday, September 14, Harvard Health Publications revealed a new Healthy Eating Plate icon developed by nutrition experts at Harvard School of Public Health with Harvard Health Publications, which the Harvard scientists say is intended to provide a simple . . . → Read More: Harvard Proposes Its Own Healthy Eating Plate Instead of USDA’s MyPlate

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HHS & Public-Private Partners Aim to Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks & Strokes in 5 Years

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) yesterday announced a new “Million Hearts” campaign being launched by a public-private partnership of several government and private sector organizations, with the aim of preventing 1 million heart attacks and . . . → Read More: HHS & Public-Private Partners Aim to Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks & Strokes in 5 Years

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No Drug as Good as Walking

Four lifestyle choices (tobacco, unmanaged stress, physical inactivity, and poor food choices) account for why Americans spent last year over 16% of GDP (all goods and services we produce) on healthcare. Americans have twice the rate of all chronic . . . → Read More: No Drug as Good as Walking

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New Study Finds a Commercial Weight Loss Program More Effective Than Standard Care Programs

A new study published by The Lancet medical journal shows adults under a Weight Watchers program lost around twice as much weight as people receiving standard care. The study, led by Dr Susan Jebb, UK Medical Research Council (MRC) . . . → Read More: New Study Finds a Commercial Weight Loss Program More Effective Than Standard Care Programs

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5 Healthy Lifestyle Factors Incrementally Reduce Risk of Diabetes, Study Finds

A new study has found that each of five healthy lifestyle factors incrementally lowered one’s risk of getting diabetes by an additional 31% to 39% in a large 11-year study of approximately 207,000 men and women aged 50 to . . . → Read More: 5 Healthy Lifestyle Factors Incrementally Reduce Risk of Diabetes, Study Finds

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Medicare Recommends Coverage of Seniors for Intense Obesity Counseling

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed Decision Memorandum on August 31, 2011, recommending that seniors who have Medicare Part A or Part B should be covered for an obesity screening, dietary assessment, and, . . . → Read More: Medicare Recommends Coverage of Seniors for Intense Obesity Counseling

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Smart Diet Tips & Tools

To help you establish and maintain a healthy diet, the American Heart Association now provides a number of resources and Tools for Healthier Eating. From the American Heart Association Among the “Tools for Healthier Eating” provided by the American . . . → Read More: Smart Diet Tips & Tools

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Sodas and Lattes: More Calories Than You Think, CDC Reports

A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) highlights the importance of watching the calories in the drinks you consume, in order to combat overweight and obesity, lose weight, and maintain a healthy diet. . . . → Read More: Sodas and Lattes: More Calories Than You Think, CDC Reports

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Hope for the Middle-Aged Brain; Author Presents Science-Based Tips for a Sharper Brain

In her book, The Secret Life of the Grown-up Brain: The Surprising Talents of the Middle-Aged Mind, recently published in paperback, author Barbara Strauch, deputy science editor of The New York Times in charge of health and medical science, . . . → Read More: Hope for the Middle-Aged Brain; Author Presents Science-Based Tips for a Sharper Brain

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How Do People Lose Weight & What Can Be Done About the Obesity Epidemic?

In this second in a two-part series, HelpingYouCare™ reports on two new scientific papers published in The Lancet medical journal, which focus on solving the global obesity epidemic. One of these new studies clarifies our understanding of how people . . . → Read More: How Do People Lose Weight & What Can Be Done About the Obesity Epidemic?

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Obesity Alert: Scientists Warn of Alarming Health Costs, Discuss Cures

In a series of four scientific papers published today in The Lancet medical journal, noted scientists from several countries have examined in detail the worldwide obesity epidemic, its present and projected impact in the U.S. and the UK, and . . . → Read More: Obesity Alert: Scientists Warn of Alarming Health Costs, Discuss Cures

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Special Vegan Diet Lowers Cholesterol Significantly, Study Finds

A new study conducted by Canadian scientists has found that a special vegetarian diet including soy, nuts, viscous & plant sterol, lowered bad cholesterol significantly, without the assistance of drugs, over a six month period. In fact, study participants . . . → Read More: Special Vegan Diet Lowers Cholesterol Significantly, Study Finds

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The Obesity Epidemic: What it Means for America & What Can Be Done About It

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), as part of its StreamingHealth video series, has recently produced a video examining the obesity epidemic in America, what has caused it, what it means for the U.S., and what . . . → Read More: The Obesity Epidemic: What it Means for America & What Can Be Done About It

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Is Heart Disease Completely Preventable?

Watch Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr. from the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute on CNN discuss making yourself heart-attack proof by a going on a special diet that deals with the cause of the illness »

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Is Yo-Yo Dieting Bad for You?

A recent study conducted by Dr. Edward List, a scientist at Ohio University, and colleagues found that yo-yo dieting (repeatedly gaining and losing weight) “was indeed healthier than remaining obese.” The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) . . . → Read More: Is Yo-Yo Dieting Bad for You?

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Some Foods That Reduce Stress

Vitamin C can help reduce stress and return blood pressure to normal levels, according to a German Study. See what other foods have the same benefits. Watch Carolyn Snyder, registered dietitian at the Cleveland . . . → Read More: Some Foods That Reduce Stress

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How To Exercise Your Way to Good Health

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has launched Go4Life — an exercise and physical activity campaign designed to help older adults fit exercise and physical activity into their daily lives, to . . . → Read More: How To Exercise Your Way to Good Health

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Healthy Aging Tips

See some healthy aging tips from Registered Dietitian Marianne Smith Edge MS, RD,LD, FADA, Senior Vice President, Nutrition & Food Safety, International Food Information Council (IFIC) and IFIC Foundation » Also visit the associated website FoodInsight.org a nutrition and . . . → Read More: Healthy Aging Tips

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Half of Alzheimer's Cases Attributable to 7 Risk Factors Preventable by Lifestyle Changes, Study Finds

A new study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, has concluded that up to half of Alzheimer’s cases worldwide and in the US may be attributable to seven risk factors that are potentially preventable through simple . . . → Read More: Half of Alzheimer’s Cases Attributable to 7 Risk Factors Preventable by Lifestyle Changes, Study Finds

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Study Finds Inaccurate Calorie Counts on Restaurant Menus

A new study that measured the accuracy of calorie counts stated on restaurant menus from about 40 fast-food and sit-down restaurants in 3 states has found overall accuracy but substantial inaccuracy for some foods. In particular, the researchers found . . . → Read More: Study Finds Inaccurate Calorie Counts on Restaurant Menus

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HHS Announced 8 Winners of the 2011 Healthy Living Innovation Awards

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a press release on July 15, 2011, announcing the winners of the 2011 Healthy Living Innovation Awards, an awards program that highlights innovative health promotion projects, focusing on wellness, . . . → Read More: HHS Announced 8 Winners of the 2011 Healthy Living Innovation Awards

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Eat Less Salt & More Potassium to Live Longer, New Study Suggests

A new study conducted by researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Emory University School of Public Health, and Harvard School of Public Health, has found that a diet high in salt and low in . . . → Read More: Eat Less Salt & More Potassium to Live Longer, New Study Suggests

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Some Healthy Tips For Dining Out

See some tips for dining out from the Cleveland Clinic in week #6 of their 15-week walking plan»

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Diabetes Pandemic Linked to Obesity Epidemic; Study Finds Early Diet Intervention Helps

New statistics show an alarming increase in type 2 diabetes of pandemic proportions worldwide, which is linked to the continuing, dramatic increase in obesity now being widely reported in the U.S. and worldwide. Addressing this worldwide “diabetes pandemic,” a . . . → Read More: Diabetes Pandemic Linked to Obesity Epidemic; Study Finds Early Diet Intervention Helps

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New Report Shows Americans Getting Fatter; Serious Health & Policy Concerns

A new report, F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2011, from the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), shows that 68% of Americans are either overweight or obese, and adult . . . → Read More: New Report Shows Americans Getting Fatter; Serious Health & Policy Concerns

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Healthy Lifestyle Associated With 92 Percent Lower Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

A new study by Harvard researchers has found that adhering to a healthy lifestyle, including not smoking, exercising regularly, having a low body weight and eating a healthy diet, lowered by 92 percent the risk of sudden cardiac . . . → Read More: Healthy Lifestyle Associated With 92 Percent Lower Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

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Some Fouth of July Barbecue Tips For Avoiding Bacteria

How long can hot or cold food be left out on the kitchen counter, or outside in hot weather? See the Food and Drug Administration guidelines and tips here» What is the minimum safe cooking temperature for beef? What . . . → Read More: Some Fouth of July Barbecue Tips For Avoiding Bacteria

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Calcium + Vitamin D Reduced Melanoma Risk by 57% in Women with History of Other Skin Cancer

A new study led by scientists at Stanford has found that a daily supplement of 1,000 mg of calcium plus 400 IU of vitamin D3 lowered the risk of getting melanoma by 57% in women with a history of . . . → Read More: Calcium + Vitamin D Reduced Melanoma Risk by 57% in Women with History of Other Skin Cancer

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MyPlate Icon Replaces Food Pyramid

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that the traditional Food Pyramid will be replaced with an icon in the shape of a plate, to help Americans understand and achieve a balanced diet. Information about the new icon, . . . → Read More: MyPlate Icon Replaces Food Pyramid

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Which Foods Are Linked to Highest Weight Gain Every 4 Years?

Based on three long-term studies conducted on 120,877 adult men and women who were followed for periods of 12 to 20 years, scientists at Harvard have isolated a list of foods and other lifestyle factors most and least associated . . . → Read More: Which Foods Are Linked to Highest Weight Gain Every 4 Years?

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June is National Prevention and Wellness Month

This June has been declared the first ever National Prevention and Wellness Month. As explained in a release issued Monday, June 20 by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), this is part of an initiative, sparked . . . → Read More: June is National Prevention and Wellness Month

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National Prevention Strategy Released June 16 Under Affordable Care Act

On June 16, 2011, the Surgeon General of the U.S. along with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and members of the National Prevention Council, announced the release of the National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy, . . . → Read More: National Prevention Strategy Released June 16 Under Affordable Care Act

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FDA Tips For Cleaning Fruits and Vegetables

It’s estimated by Federal health officials that nearly 48 million people are sickened by contaminated food each year. Here are seven Food and Drug Administration recommendations for avoiding food contamination: “Wash your hands for 20 seconds with warm water . . . → Read More: FDA Tips For Cleaning Fruits and Vegetables

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Weight Loss and Walking Exercise Improve Memory, Studies Find

Recent studies have found that both weight loss and walking exercise may improve or preserve memory. Weight Loss A new study led by John Gunstad, associate professor in Kent State University’s Department of Psychology, and a team of researchers . . . → Read More: Weight Loss and Walking Exercise Improve Memory, Studies Find

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Healthy Sounding Labels Are Not Always Low In Sodium!

According to doctors, too much sodium increases the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney stones, and osteoporosis. Watch Consumer Reports nutritionists find healthier . . . → Read More: Healthy Sounding Labels Are Not Always Low In Sodium!

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Study Finds Eating Apples Every Day Promotes Heart Health & Weight Loss in Postmenopausal Women

A new study has found that daily apple consumption promotes cardiovascular health, and was even associated with weight loss, in postmenopausal women. The study, entitled, “Daily apple consumption promotes cardiovascular health in postmenopausal women,” was conducted by researchers in . . . → Read More: Study Finds Eating Apples Every Day Promotes Heart Health & Weight Loss in Postmenopausal Women

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Some Basic Tips On Cooking For The Elderly

Meals high in fluid content avoid dehydration when cooking for the elderly. Watch Christine Marquette, a registered and licensed dietitian with the Austin Regional Clinic in Austin, . . . → Read More: Some Basic Tips On Cooking For The Elderly

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New FDA Advisory: Beware Fraudulent Weight-Loss 'Dietary Supplements' -- They Can Kill You!

The FDA has recently posted a new consumer advisory, warning that federal regulators have found dozens of products being touted as dietary supplements that actually contain hidden prescription drugs or compounds which have not been adequately studied in humans . . . → Read More: New FDA Advisory: Beware Fraudulent Weight-Loss ‘Dietary Supplements’ — They Can Kill You!

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A 240-Calorie Heart-Healthy Recipe

Watch Julia Zumpano, Clinical Dietician, Preventive Cardiology & Rehabilitation, from the Cleveland Clinic, along with Donna Setta, Executive Chef of AVI Foods, prepare a Salmon recipe»

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A Healthy Diet That Doesn't Count Calories

The Mayo Clinic Diet is a lifestyle that helps you maintain a healthy weight for a lifetime. It’s a sensible, habit–based approach to food that involves breaking unhealthy habits and adopting healthy new ones. Watch Dr. Donald Hensrud, The . . . → Read More: A Healthy Diet That Doesn’t Count Calories

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New Study: Eating Fish & Omega-3 May Reduce Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Women

A new study conducted by scientists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Divisions of Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, found that regular consumption of fish and omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish is associated . . . → Read More: New Study: Eating Fish & Omega-3 May Reduce Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Women

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A Simple Healthy Recipe By The Mayo Clinic's Chef

A recipe for Honey Crusted Chicken, which is low in fat and uses some common ingredients. It’s simple, and can be prepared for the oven in just two to three minutes. Watch Richard Johnson, Mayo Clinic’s Chef»

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March is National Nutrition Month

Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? This is the month to focus on learning and implementing good nutrition and healthy eating habits for life, as a most important step toward prevention of disease and living a . . . → Read More: March is National Nutrition Month

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True Secrets to Heart-Healthy Eating

Julia Zumpano, R.D. from the Cleveland Clinic discusses fad diets and the best way to protect one’s heart without counting calories. Watch»

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New Study Suggests Eating More Fiber From Whole Grains May Prolong Your Life

A new study conducted by scientists at the National Cancer Institute, has found that consuming more fiber from whole grains like oatmeal, cornmeal, and brown rice may significantly reduce the risk of death, overall as well as from cardiovascular, . . . → Read More: New Study Suggests Eating More Fiber From Whole Grains May Prolong Your Life

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Good news about broccoli in your diet and reducing the risk of cancer!

First the bad news. Researches found one would have to eat 2 lbs of broccoli a week to reduce the risk of cancer by 50%! In 1992, scientists from John Hopkins found a phyto-chemical in broccoli which reduces the . . . → Read More: Good news about broccoli in your diet and reducing the risk of cancer!

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Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI)

Use this Calculate Your BMI – Standard BMI . . . → Read More: Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI)

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Four Things You Can Do to Prevent a Heart Attack

Watch Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, to learn four simple lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your chances of getting a heart attack by 40%. No treatment or other thing you could do will lower your . . . → Read More: Four Things You Can Do to Prevent a Heart Attack

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New Dietary Guidelines for Americans Issued by USDA and HHS

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius announced the release of the new 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans on January 31, 2011. This is the 7th edition of the . . . → Read More: New Dietary Guidelines for Americans Issued by USDA and HHS

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Healthy Dining Out Tips

Week 6 of the Walking For Life (15 Week Walking Plan) from the Cleveland Clinic. In this Video, Dr. Gordon Blackburn of the Cleveland Clinic gives tips about how to enjoy dining out and stay healthy – part of . . . → Read More: Healthy Dining Out Tips

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Do Not Overcook Cancer-Fighting Broccoli

Cooking broccoli two to three minutes  can be a potent cancer fighting agent. Overcooking can destroy the vital enzymes, required for health benefits according to Elizabeth Jeffery, a professor of nutrition at the University of Illinois. Read more about . . . → Read More: Do Not Overcook Cancer-Fighting Broccoli

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One Minute Diet Improvement Video

Watch this one-minute Video for some key diet tips on how to improve your diet from Julia Zumpano, Registered Dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic. Learn what you should increase, decrease, or add to your diet. . . . → Read More: One Minute Diet Improvement Video

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Large New Study Strengthens Evidence that Mediterranean Diet May Slow Cognitive Decline

A new study has strengthened existing evidence that the Mediterranean diet — heavy on vegetables, fish and olive oil — may be associated with slower rates of mental decline in the elderly. The study, conducted by researchers at Rush . . . → Read More: Large New Study Strengthens Evidence that Mediterranean Diet May Slow Cognitive Decline

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Eat Healthy and Live Longer

Studies have shown a correlation between longevity and a healthy diet. See this new video, Eat Healthy and Live Longer,  by HealthDay, featured on MedLine Plus, the website of the U.S. Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human . . . → Read More: Eat Healthy and Live Longer

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For Elderly, Mediterranean Diet Adds Up

Mediterranean Diet Adds Up Listen now to a Real Media or Windows Media audio tape. A study finds elderly people who stick to a Mediterranean diet and exercise can cut their risk of dying in half. »View . . . → Read More: For Elderly, Mediterranean Diet Adds Up

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FDA Statements Indicate More Scrutiny & Recalls of Dietary Supplements - Some Have Ingredients with Potentially Lethal Risks

The FDA this year has issued several statements and recalls regarding dietary supplements discovered to contain undeclared drug ingredients.  Studies have shown that some supplements may increase potentially lethal risks to patients and contain varying amounts of active compounds . . . → Read More: FDA Statements Indicate More Scrutiny & Recalls of Dietary Supplements – Some Have Ingredients with Potentially Lethal Risks

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Healthy Eating: Tips for a Healthy Diet; Simple strategies for how to “eat smart.”

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AMA urges immediate FDA action to reduce excess salt in food

According to a study for the Council on Science and Public Health, American Medical Association: “Across populations, the level of blood pressure, the incremental rise in blood pressure with age, and the prevalence of hypertension are directly related to . . . → Read More: AMA urges immediate FDA action to reduce excess salt in food

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Cholesterol

Cholesterol, Website of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Contains information on cholesterol, facts and statistics, and prevention of heart disease. Read More…

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Facts About Healthy Weight

Facts About Healthy Weight, A 4 page pamphlet by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. View Info: Facts About Healthy Weight

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Aim for a Healthy Weight

Aim for a Healthy Weight, A 48 page booklet by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Overweight increases your risks to the following disease: ■ High blood . . . → Read More: Aim for a Healthy Weight

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Green tea may help prevent strokes, study finds

Green tea may help prevent strokes, not cancer, MSNBC, Health/ Diet & Nutrition Five cups a day of green tea greatly reduced heart disease in Japan, a study found.

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Obesity

From the Broward Health Library “People can become obese by taking in more calories than they burn. Obesity also appears to be influenced by genetics. This video discusses the health risks associated with obesity and what treatment and lifestyle . . . → Read More: Obesity

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Study Links Middle-Age Belly Fat to Dementia

Study Links Middle-Age Belly Fat to Dementia By Rob Stein Washington Post Staff Writer »View Info

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Nutrition: How to Make Healthier Food Choices

Nutrition: How to Make Healthier Food Choices Familydoctor.org recommends healthy foods to help you lose weight, lower cholesterol and improve body functions. »View Info

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Research Challenges Long-Held Ideas on Calcium & Fat

New research challenges long-held ideas on calcium, fat.   American have commonly accepted as ”fundamental “truths:”  (1) that calcium builds strong bones and (2) that saturated fat clogs coronary arteries.    As a result, millions of women have been told to swallow a . . . → Read More: Research Challenges Long-Held Ideas on Calcium & Fat

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Eating Fish May Ward Off Dementia

A significant study recently published in the August issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, presents new evidence that a diet rish in fish may ward off dementia.   This was one of the largest efforts to document a connection — and the first . . . → Read More: Eating Fish May Ward Off Dementia

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Eating for Health – Video by NIH Senior Health

New Video on healthy eating released by the National Institutes of Health; Senior Health.  It makse the point that many of the common diseases of aging, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes, can be controlled, delayed . . . → Read More: Eating for Health – Video by NIH Senior Health

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