Top Menu

Archive | Nutrition

Is Lower Back Pain in the Genes?

Question: Is lower back pain an inherited condition? My mother has significant degeneration in her lumbar spine. Does that mean I am destined to also? Answer: Lower back pain affects two out of three individuals at some point in their life and is the second most common reason for a visit to a primary care […]

Continue Reading 0

Eating Out Equals Eating More

  A new study finds that people who eat out consume an average of about 200 calories more a day than when they cook at home. They also take in more saturated fat, sugar and salt. The study has limitations. It doesn’t say anything about whether frequent restaurant diners are unhealthier than at-home eaters, and […]

Continue Reading 0

What’s the Liquid on Top of Yogurt?

You sit down at your desk, grab a yogurt container from your lunchbox, carefully pull back the foil lid, and see a familiar sight. A thin layer of clear liquid is sitting on top of the creamy goodness below. You have two options here: pour it out or mix it in. So what do you […]

Continue Reading 0

This Is Your Brain on Fish

Dr. Cyrus Raji, a resident radiologist at UCLA, appreciates value beyond the cosmetics of a thick cerebral cortex. He’s the lead researcher in a new study in the current American Journal of Preventive Medicine that found that people who regularly eat fish have more voluminous brains than those who do not—in such a way that […]

Continue Reading 0

Eat Green and Lose the Weight

  Did you eat your greens today? Green plant membranes found in foods such as spinach, kale, watercress, parsley, lettuce and broccoli sprouts have been found to actually help curb your appetite leading to healthy weight loss. Fresh raw green leafy vegetables are long known to be among the most healthful foods you can eat. […]

Continue Reading 0

Short bursts of power walking ‘helps diabetics’: It lowers blood sugar, say scientists

Short bursts of fast walking could hold the key to managing diabetes, according to a study. Researchers found that patients who alternated between three minutes of rapid walking and three minutes of slow walking over an hour had better control of blood sugar levels than those who walked at a constant pace. Traditionally, those with […]

Continue Reading 0

A New Women’s Issue: Statins

  Should so many women be taking statins? Medical guidelines issued late last year may double the number of Americans who are told to take these cholesterol-lowering drugs. But the recommendations don’t distinguish patients by gender, and a small, increasingly vocal group of cardiologists believe that’s a mistake. Far too many healthy women are taking […]

Continue Reading 0

Why Chocolate Is Good for Us

In recent years, large-scale epidemiological studies have found that people whose diets include dark chocolate have a lower risk of heart disease than those whose diets do not. Other research has shown that chocolate includes flavonols, natural substances that can reduce the risk of disease. But it hasn’t been clear how these flavonols could be […]

Continue Reading 0