The problem of obesity in the United States has been well documented, with a notable increase in recent years. Whereas in 1980 only 7% were obese in 1980, it is now estimated that the figure has now risen to over 20%. This article outlines the overall distribution of childhood obesity and underlines the need for urgent action.
Do you find yourself drifting off to la-la land during the day when you should be working? It could be your diet. A new study shows the composition of your diet can impact your level of alertness during the day. Find out more about how to eat to avoid daytime sleepiness.
Is there a new reason to eat eggs and egg whites? A new study shows a protein in egg whites helps to lower blood pressure similarly to some blood pressure medications. Find out more about this new discovery and the other health benefits of eggs and egg whites.
Sugar certainly does nothing good for your waistline, but it also has undesirable effects on other aspects of your health. Find out how sugar raises your risk for heart disease and premature aging and how you can reduce the impact of sugar on your health.
If you’re trying to improve the quality of your diet, mushrooms are a great addition to your healthy eating plan. A new study reveals a surprising new health benefit of eating mushrooms. Find out more about the new health benefits of mushrooms and why they’re a great addition to the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.
Some women cut back on protein along with calories when they’re trying to lose weight. That’s not such a good idea, especially after menopause. A recent study reveals the importance of getting enough protein – and consuming it throughout the day. Find out why it’s important along with some high protein snacks you can enjoy.
When most people think of the benefits of exercise and its impact on longevity, they think of aerobic exercise, but when it comes to diseases of aging and longevity, strength training may be your ticket to better health. Find out why.
Are your mitochondria healthy? There’s growing evidence that “dysfunctional mitochondria” inside cells plays a role in chronic diseases of aging and the aging process itself. Find out why and how exercise helps to keep mitochondria healthy.
Insulin is a hormone that’s vital to life. It helps your body store energy and hold onto body fat. On the other hand, it also helps you build muscle when you work out. Find out more about the science of insulin, how it can work in your favor – and work against you too.
You’ve probably heard that red meat is heart unhealthy because of the saturated fat it contains. Now new research has identified another compound in red meat that could be partially to blame – carnitine and bacteria in your intestines. Find out more about this interesting discovery.