Posts made in September, 2014

Lifestyle Changes That Can Help Prevent Heart Attacks

Posted by on Sep 27, 2014 in Healthy Habits, Nutrition | 0 comments

Heart attacks are one of the leading causes of death for men and women in the United States. At least 80 percent of heart attacks that occur can be prevented. There are simple lifestyle changes we can do to help prevent a heart attack. Maintaining a healthy weight and diet, adopting a regular exercise program, avoiding cigarettes and keeping alcohol consumption at a minimum can help reduce risks. Simple changes such as including fruit, veggies, legumes, nuts, reduced-fat dairy products, fish, and whole grains in your diet to keep your heart healthy and exercising at least one hour per week can go a long...

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Can Prediabetes Cause Cancer?

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Healthy Habits | 0 comments

“Prediabetes — even at lower levels of impaired fasting glucose (IFG) as defined by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) — is associated with a significant increase in cancer risk that is independent of the effects of obesity, according to the results of a large new meta-analysis. Yuli Huang, MD, PhD, from First People’s Hospital of Shunde, Foshan, China, and colleagues found that prediabetes was associated with a 15% increased risk for cancer overall, based on data derived from 16 prospective cohort studies, with differing risks depending on the type of cancer. The risk was particularly increased for liver cancer and stomach or colorectal cancer. ‘Epidemiological studies have shown that diabetes increases the incidence of cancer and mortality from it, but we thought that maybe not only diabetes but prediabetes may be associated with an elevated cancer risk,’ Dr. Huang told Medscape Medical News. ‘And considering the high prevalence of prediabetes as well as the robust and significant association between prediabetes and cancer we demonstrated in our study, a successful lifestyle intervention could have a major public-health impact on cancer prevention,’ he added.” Click here to read the full...

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Staying Healthy: Low-Carb Diet vs. Low-Fat

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in Healthy Habits | 0 comments

A new study shows that you are less likely to have fewer cardiovascular risks if you avoid carbohydrates and eat more fats, opposed to the low-fat diet. The study showed that the low-carbohydrate group, lost eight more pounds than those in the low-fat group. To read more about the study and benefits of low-carb diet, click here....

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