Vitamin D is essential for normal bone growth and development in children, and in adults it's needed for maintenance of bone strength all because it allows the absorption of calcium from the diet. But now it is also being touted by some as a sort of miracle vitamin, which it isn't.
About 69 million Americans are not as young as they think they are. Using a calculator to measure BMI, blood pressure, age, and smoking habits, the CDC found more than 40 percent of Americans had hearts that were five years or more older than their actual age. That's kind of.. heartbreaking.
Time to stop counting calories? Really? Doctors say some dietary changes are more important for reducing heart disease. But can t we do both?
It seems like every week, there s another study on the health benefits of chocolate getting major news coverage. There s a reason for this people like to eat chocolate, and they re eager to read coverage of health studies that justify their chocolate habit. They ll click on the article with the catchy,
According to new research published in JAMA, one in three US adults are at risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke due to metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is present when someone has three or more of the following conditions: increased blood pressure, elevated blood sugar
If you asked a representative sampling of American women which health threat most concerned them, it s likely that a goodly proportion would say cancer, especially breast cancer. But they re not on target because,
The Mediterranean diet pattern is one that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, olive oil, and other plant-based foods as its basis, and uses primarily fish and seafood as main animal protein sources.
Coffee seems to be a steaming hot topic in health news these days. Last week we wrote about a study that associated high levels (six cups) of daily coffee intake with reduced risk for multiple sclerosis. And this week, according to a new South Korean study, moderate coffee consumption was associated with a decreased risk of high coronary artery calcium (CAC). Calcium in the walls of the coronary arteries can be an early sign of coronary heart disease.
n one of the longest studies of the cardiac effects of alcohol (the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities or ARIC study), Dr. Alexandra GonÃ§alves of the Brigham and Women s Hospital and colleagues examined data from nearly 15,000 participants.
Eggs were once thought to be linked to an increased risk of heart disease due to the cholesterol-rich yolks. Groups like the American Heart Association quickly promoted this idea, advising people not to consume the
The National Center for Health Statistics released their annual report on mortality last week, and not so surprisingly, they found that the life expectancy in 2012 for older adults has continued to increase. Currently, a 65 year old will live on an average an additional 19.3 years: about 18 years for men and almost 21 years for
When most people picture heart attacks, they think of sudden, intense chest pain causing the person to grimace in agony, clutching his chest. However, the presenting symptoms of a heart attack can be totally different for women.