Health and Wellness

How Lack of Sleep Increases Your Risk of Heart Attack

How Lack of Sleep Increases Your Risk of Heart Attack

A chronic lack of sleep often associated with an increased risk for suffering a heart attack or stroke, and a new study describes a...
Sugary Beverage Consumption Linked to Increased Mortality in US Adults

Sugary Beverage Consumption Linked to Increased Mortality in US Adults

The consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and 100% fruit juices is associated with increased all-cause mortality among adults in the US, according to a study published in JAMA.
FDA Issues Warning Letters to Companies Manufacturing ‘Alternative’ Therapies

FDA Issues Warning Letters to Companies Manufacturing ‘Alternative’ Therapies

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warning letters to five companies that manufacture products listed as homeopathic for violating current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) regulations. The five companies that received letters are Kadesh Inc.; U.S. Continental Marketing, Inc.; Fill It Pack It, Inc.; Bershtel Enterprises LLC, doing business as WePackItAll; and Newton Laboratories.
Can Too Many Vitamins Increase Hip Fracture Risk?

Can Too Much Vitamin B Increase Hip Fracture Risk?

A recent study evaluated the relationship between intake of vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 and risk of hip fracture among postmenopausal women. According to the findings, a higher than recommended intake of combined vitamins B6 and B12 could increase the likelihood of sustaining a hip fracture.
Small Frequent Meals vs. Few Big Ones: A Weight Loss Comparison

Small Frequent Meals vs. Few Big Ones: A Weight Loss Comparison

One of the great debates in the world of nutrition and weight loss is whether it is more advantageous to consume small meals throughout the day or to limit eating to a few larger meals each day. A recent study published in the May issue of The Journal of Nutrition found that the difference may in fact be negligible.
Global Alcohol Consumption Has Significantly Increased Since 1990 and is Forecasted to Further Rise by 2030

Global Alcohol Consumption Significantly Increased Since 1990 and is Forecasted to Further Rise by...

The global rate of alcohol consumption increased by 70% from 1990 to 2017, and is projected to rise 17% by 2030, according to a study published in The Lancet.
diet and ckd

The Mediterranean Diet Helps Reduce Hepatic Fat: Study

The Mediterranean diet was effective at reducing hepatic fat content (HFC) compared to a low-fat diet, according to a new analysis. The new study published...

Kidney Disease Progression May Be Slowed with Resistant Starch Supplementation

Changes in gut microbial ecology are common in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and may contribute to CKD progression. Dietary approaches to favorably altering the composition of gut microbial communities as treatment for CKD have been the focus of recent studies.

Hydroxycut and Garcinia Cambogia May Lead to Liver Failure

A recent report published in the March-April issue of the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology highlighted the case of a 24-year-old woman in...
Should Athletes Go Keto?

Impact of the Keto Diet on Exercise

The ketogenic diet, popularly referred to as simply “keto,” has recently gained significant attention—both positive and negative. Many people praise the diet and credit it as an effective weight loss tool, while others have heavily criticized it.
Phenolic Acids—Found in Coffee, Fruits, Vegetables—Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Phenolic Acids—Found in Coffee, Fruits, Vegetables—Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Research presented at the European Congress on Obesity found that a high intake of phenolic acids—found in things like coffee, cereal grains, fruits, and vegetables—is associated with a decreased risk of developing postmenopausal breast cancer.

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