Diabetes is on the Rise in People of Normal Body Weight – but Why? Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who are overweight or obese, no surprise here. In fact, that’s a risk of gaining weight, that you’ll become insulin resistant and eventually develop full-blown type 2 diabetes. Having a high body fat […]
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You’ve heard it before – drink more water. Now, a new study points out another reason to stay hydrated. It could impact the health of your heart and blood vessels. Find out how even mild dehydration affects your health and how your blood vessels behave.
One thing we all need to be concerned about as we age is the loss of muscle strength and size. Resistance training is your best defense, but a new study suggests that an ingredient in pomegranates may also offer benefits. Find out more.
If you remember anything from cell biology, you might know that mitochondria are energy-producing structures inside cells, but there’s evidence that they also play a role in aging and the risk of developing age-related diseases such as type 2-diabetes. Here’s the good news. Exercise helps keep mitochondria healthy and more resistant to damage. Find out more.
What could be more important than your vision? Unfortunately, two causes of visual loss – cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, become more common after the age of 50. The good news? Dietary changes could help you avoid these common causes of visual problems as you age. Here’s what to eat.
If you were to ask a health professional what a normal resting heart rate is they’d tell you between 60 and 100. Yet, having a heart rate at the upper end of this range has a surprising health risk. Find out what a high-normal heart rate says about health and longevity.
Are you getting enough potassium in your diet? If you eat packaged and processed foods, maybe not. Read on and discover four health problems dietary potassium lowers the risk of.
You’re probably aware that being overweight or obese is a risk factor for breast cancer after menopause. However, obesity itself may not be the problem. Recent research suggests another problem associated with obesity may be more important. Find out what it is.
These days, you hear so much about the importance of maintaining a healthy gut microbiome. One way to do that is through diet – but what about exercise? Can working out regularly change the population of bacteria that live in your gut?
It’s no secret that the American diet is full of sodium. For years, the experts have recommended eating a low-sodium diet. But recently, new research has called this idea into question. Are low-sodium diets less healthy than previously thought?