Food scientists recommend daily consumption of whole eggs to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke

Eggs are a highly controversial food among health enthusiasts. Because eggs contain high levels of cholesterol and saturated fatty acids, many people make it a point to avoid them for fear of raising their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). But a recent study found that — contrary to popular belief — daily egg consumption may help reduce the … Continue reading Food scientists recommend daily consumption of whole eggs to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke

Americans are still consuming too many carbs and fats, warn researchers

Despite some dietary improvements over the years, Americans are still eating too many low-quality carbohydrates and fats, according to a recent study published in the journal JAMA Network. An international team of researchers examined adult dietary habits and found that Americans are cutting back on low-quality carbohydrates. However, intake remains high at over 40 percent, while the consumption of … Continue reading Americans are still consuming too many carbs and fats, warn researchers

Shedding the pounds and KEEPING the weight off helps improve cardiometabolic factors, say researchers

It’s no secret that shedding a healthy number of pounds is good for you. Keeping the weight off, however, is equally important to sustain the health benefits of weight loss, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers from Tufts University and the University of Connecticut found that cardiometabolic improvements as a result of weight loss get reverted among people who regained … Continue reading Shedding the pounds and KEEPING the weight off helps improve cardiometabolic factors, say researchers

Researchers: Good cholesterol may help fight atherosclerosis

Did you know that not all forms of cholesterol are bad? High-density lipoprotein, or HDL, is commonly known as the “good” cholesterol. One particular study has found that it may even help fight atherosclerosis, a condition characterized by the hardening of the arteries as a result of plaque buildup. A group of researchers from the United States … Continue reading Researchers: Good cholesterol may help fight atherosclerosis

Study: Supplementing with fish oil daily linked to a reduced risk of CVD-related death

Daily fish oil supplementation can help reduce the risk of a heart attack, as well as the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD), new research suggests. As detailed in a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital conducted a meta-analysis of 13 randomized trials involving … Continue reading Study: Supplementing with fish oil daily linked to a reduced risk of CVD-related death

Weight gain and diabetes risk: Deep belly fat poses more of a health risk to women than men

A study published in the journal Nature Medicine found that visceral or belly fat is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases more so in women than in men. Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden said that the difference between the two sexes is even greater when it comes to Type 2 diabetes risk. They found that visceral fat increased disease risk by more than seven times in … Continue reading Weight gain and diabetes risk: Deep belly fat poses more of a health risk to women than men

Presence of fast food restaurants in cities linked to more HEART ATTACKS, warn scientists

It’s no secret that fast foods are bad for human health, posing both short- and long-term consequences. But cutting back on fast foods might be easier said than done if there is an abundance of fast food restaurants. In fact, scientists find that a higher number of fast food joints do not just promote poor food … Continue reading Presence of fast food restaurants in cities linked to more HEART ATTACKS, warn scientists

Ditch the soda to avoid an early demise, researchers warn

It’s no secret that soda is one of the unhealthiest drinks out there, but that doesn’t stop people from consuming it. That being said, this recent research might change people’s minds. In the largest cohort of its kind, a group of 50 researchers from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) studied the soda consumption of more … Continue reading Ditch the soda to avoid an early demise, researchers warn

Increasing blood pressure meds for elderly patients increases risk of readmission due to falls and kidney injury

Blood pressure medications might reduce the risk of cardiometabolic conditions, but researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) found that healthcare professionals might be doing more harm than good in prescribing more intense medications. Published in JAMA Internal Medicine, their results demonstrated that patients admitted for non-cardiac conditions but had high blood pressure had a greater risk of readmission, falls, fainting … Continue reading Increasing blood pressure meds for elderly patients increases risk of readmission due to falls and kidney injury

Sugary drinks and disease: Chugging 2 sodas per day increases your risk of premature death

The added sugar in soda makes it one of the unhealthiest drinks in the world. On top of raising blood sugar and contributing to abdominal fat, European researchers found that soda can also lead to an earlier death. Published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the study demonstrates that daily consumption of two or more sodas – diet or not – and … Continue reading Sugary drinks and disease: Chugging 2 sodas per day increases your risk of premature death