New research suggests that a woman’s level of physical activity is a better sign than body weight of existing coronary artery disease and future heart problems. The study, which appeared in the September 8 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (2004; 292 , 1179–87), examined 906 women who had chest pain, suspected narrowing of the coronary arteries, o...
Moms (and dads) who want to find out what their kids are eating at school have a new weapon in their arsenal. MyNutriKids monitors what your children consume in the cafeteria. Sign up at www.mynutrikids.com....
suffering from both breast cancer and obesity may have a more severe prognosis
than breast cancer patients with a healthier body mass index (BMI). A study
published in Clinical Cancer
Research (2008; 14, 1718–25) found that breast cancer patients with
an elevated BMI have lower rates of survival and more aggressive disease.
Caffeine can be your enemy if you are pregnant, says a new study that appeared in the March issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Too much caffeine can increase the risk of miscarriage—even if you have no previous history of this problem.
Researchers found that a caffeine intake of more than 200 milligrams (mg) per day ...
dewy, flawless skin that you see in ads in women’s magazines? One way to
achieve that healthy glow may be by improving the food you put into your body.
While it is understood that
nutrition plays a key role in normal dermatologic functioning, little was known
until recently about the effects of diet and skin appearance. Now a study
dump that little pink packet of Sweet’N Low into your next cup of tea, consider
this: a new study has found that using an artificial, no-calorie sweetener in
place of sugar may be hazardous to your weight loss goals.
Reporting in the January issue
of the journal Behavioral
Neuroscience, researchers found that rat...
perfect world, a couple’s desire to conceive a baby would be enough to
guarantee a positive pregnancy test. Unfortunately, many would-be parents find
themselves challenged by infertility. Now a new movement says that diet can
play a helpful role in increasing fertility. But can the foods we eat really
make a difference to our ability to reproduce, or is t...
women experience morning sickness, usually during their first trimester. In
fact, 70%–80% of pregnant women report having some degree of morning sickness,
according to the American Pregnancy Association. While pesky, this condition is
quite normal and (blessedly) short in duration.
However, in about 1% of pregna...
If you are a new mother, congratulations!
Along with the blessings, however, come some physical challenges. Various
movements associated with care of a baby can cause serious distress to your
body if you don’t perform them functionally. How can you lessen the risk of
injury? Learn proper movement patterns for typical activities y...