You've probably heard of Type 1 diabetes (mainly in children) and Type 2 diabetes (which occurs later in life), but now there is a Type 3 diabetes. It's the result of a link between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease.
Type 1 occurs when the body's pancreas is unable to make insulin. About 5 percent of diabetes cases are Type 1. It's considered an...Read more
Throughout the month of February, American Heart Month, Americans are urged to join the battle against heart disease, the No. 1 health risk in both men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control. A healthy diet and lifestyle can be modified to help decrease the risk of disease and increase quality of life.
A heart-healthy diet ...Read more
Most of us need more fiber in our diets. The goal is 25 to 35 grams per day, and as Americans, we typically get about half that amount. The Dietary Guidelines categorize dietary fiber as a "nutrient of public health concern," meaning our low level of intake could actually be detrimental to our health.
It seems like good news that food ...Read more
Vitamin D may play a significant role in helping people with prediabetes not develop the disease. In a new study published in Diabetes Care, high-risk patients with the highest blood levels of vitamin D were 28 percent less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than those with the lowest levels.
Researchers at Tufts University led by Dr. ...Read more
You've probably heard the warnings not to drink grapefruit juice with blood thinners. However, that isn't the only combination of food and drugs to avoid. Grapefruit juice can interact with numerous other medications, both prescription and over-the-counter. And many other foods commonly interact with drugs, too.
Here are four foods that most ...Read more
A study by researchers at Penn State University finds eating almonds may benefit heart health by boosting the most beneficial type of HDL cholesterol and improving its ability to remove harmful cholesterol from the body.
Researchers looked at 48 middle-aged, normal weight and overweight men and women who had elevated LDL cholesterol levels and ...Read more
'Tis the season when we all think about resolutions for the new year. The top ones include losing weight and exercising more. But after a few weeks, it seems we lose the drive to keep those new goals.
The key is to focus on a few goals at a time, taking small steps. Instead of a New Year's goal, set an every-Monday goal.
Here are a few other ...Read more
Many of us look to January with a goal of eating healthier, working out more and, hopefully, losing a few pounds so our pants aren't so tight. What we may be overlooking is the importance of reducing stress and getting enough sleep. Those two things may be the key to a healthier you this year.
In 2013, about 30 percent of Americans said they ...Read more
Oh, those dreaded 3 to 4 pounds that creep up over the holidays. Extra food goes down easy with the cookies, pies and candy, doesn't it? But come January, the weight is tough to get off.
Here's a simple habit that may help: weigh yourself often. Sounds so simple, right? But a study found that twice-weekly weighs made all the difference in ...Read more
Everybody has sodium in their diet; it's a fact of life. Sodium is an essential nutrient. Some of us, however, may be getting too much. Often, we aren't even aware of where it's hiding in the foods we're eating.
Less than 30 percent of the average American's daily intake comes from adding salt to food at the table, according to the Centers for ...Read more
Cancer and Sugar
You've probably heard the adage that you shouldn't feed cancer cells sugar. Maybe you've wondered if lowering your sugar intake will help decrease the spread of cancer cells.
Is it true? Does lowering your sugar intake make a difference?
Scientists at the University of Oxford in the U.K. studied mouse models and cells from ...Read more
Three in 4 Americans have a vitamin D deficiency, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It's a growing problem.
New research finds that those deficient may be at a greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
In a new study published in Diabetes Care, high-risk patients with the highest blood levels of vitamin D were 28 percent ...Read more
You may have heard about the recent recall of romaine lettuce due to the presence of E. coli bacteria. As a result, you won't find romaine available for purchase. Earlier this week, the FDA and CDC issued a statement to consumers not to eat any foods containing romaine lettuce or purchase any items with romaine lettuce. There is an ongoing ...Read more