By Debra Wein, MS, RD
ou have probably noticed an abundance of new foods on the market containing soy. You expect to find tofu--yet soy milk, soy burgers, soy hot dogs, soy cheese and other soy products are making appearances as well. Their visibility may be due to the newest health claim passed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA 1999), which states, in p...
According to the American Cancer Society, white women are more likely to develop breast cancer; however, African American women are more likely to die from the disease. A recent study shows that a lifetime of vigorous exercise can help protect black women against aggressive breast cancer.
Sixty million American adults have bor- derline hypertension, also known as prehypertension. Medical guidelines recommend lifestyle modifications for those with this condition (systolic blood pressure: 120–139 mm Hg, or diastolic BP: 80–89 mm Hg). If these methods are unsuccessful, then antihypertensive drugs are often recommended.
A pilot study conducted by researchers from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and the University of New Mexico Cancer Center recruited 40 prostate cancer survivors with high levels of fatigue in a 12-week randomized, controlled trial. Half of the subjects participated in qigong, and half took stretching classes.
Yoga can be effective in improving strength, flexibility, balance, gait, anxiety, depression and concentration. So can an integrative yoga lifestyle program help people with multiple sclerosis cope with such issues? Investigators from the department of physical therapy at California State University, Sacramento, and The Expanding Light Retreat, Nevada City, California, wanted to find out.
According to researchers from Norway, supervised high-intensity interval train- ing has become more widely used as an exercise intervention for heart disease patients. Recently, they determined that home-based HIIT can also be effective at improving health scores in this group.
Stable coronary artery disease—defined as an established pat- tern of angina pectoris, a history of myocardial infarction, or the presence of plaque documented by catheterization—affects 17 million Americans (American Family Physician, 2011; 83 , 819–26). According to new research, exercise can significantly improve survival rates among CAD patients.
Sensational news headlines hyping results from a recent Nature Medicine study may have your clients convinced that L-carnitine, a popular supplement and nutrient in red meat, causes heart disease. A closer look at the study suggests that a byproduct of L-carnitine metabolism promotes atherosclerosis in mice, but what about men? Human studies show carnitine’s heart-healthy benefits. With these conflicting reports, it’s no wonder consumers and health professionals alike are confused about L-carnitine’s role in maintaining health and well-being. newsletter_teaser: Sensational news headlines hyping results from a recent Nature Medicine study may have your clients convinced that L-carnitine, a popular supplement and nutrient in red meat, causes heart disease. A closer look at the study suggests that a byproduct of L-carnitine metabolism promotes atherosclerosis in mice, but what about men? Human studies show carnitine’s heart-healthy benefits.
Several studies have shown a positive association between regular exercise and reduced risk of certain types of can- cer. now, a study from the American Cancer Society has determined a link between walking and reduced breast- cancer risk in postmenopausal women.