Lifting Less Than an Hour a Week Improves Heart Health:Study

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 percent, according to a new study. Spending more than an hour in the weight room did not yield any additional benefit, the researchers found. The results show benefits of strength training are… Continue reading Lifting Less Than an Hour a Week Improves Heart Health:Study

Nutrition, Lifestyle, Disease and Wealth: Is There a Connection?

Is it possible that better nutrition could solve two critical problems that have persisted worldwide? According to one food industry expert, it’s our own wealth that is driving obesity levels. He says our economy is thriving because we’re NOT as active as we once were, especially at work. Combined with dramatically cheaper calories, this creates… Continue reading Nutrition, Lifestyle, Disease and Wealth: Is There a Connection?

Weight Loss Drug Has Positive Impact on Diabetes

In a previous article, I wrote at length about Lorcaserin, a new drug which has shown promise in helping people lose and manage their weight. Now, a new study shows this drug may have a positive effect on diabetes, too. At the 2018 Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, Brigham and… Continue reading Weight Loss Drug Has Positive Impact on Diabetes

Study:Heart Health Requires Exercise and Activity

Exercise and physical activity are of vast global importance to prevent and control the increasing problem of heart disease and stroke, according to a review paper published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. This paper is part of an eight-part health promotion series where each paper will focus on a different… Continue reading Study:Heart Health Requires Exercise and Activity

Is This the Weight Loss “Magic Bullet?”

Compare photos of a crowded beach or stadium from 50 years ago to similar photos of today. You’re likely to notice some very stark differences. At least one of them should shock and terrify you. First, you might notice that food and beverages were smaller in the photos of yesteryear, and that fewer people seemed… Continue reading Is This the Weight Loss “Magic Bullet?”

Dementia Risk Doubled After Stroke

People who have had a stroke are around twice as likely to develop dementia, according to the largest study of its kind ever conducted. The University of Exeter Medical School led the study which analyzed data on stroke and dementia risk from 3.2 million people across the world. The link between stroke and dementia persisted… Continue reading Dementia Risk Doubled After Stroke

Obesity, Diabetes and Healthy Fat Cells

About 422 million people around the world, including more than 30 million Americans, suffer from diabetes. Approximately 90-95% of them have type 2 diabetes. These people cannot effectively use insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas that helps the body turn blood sugar (glucose) into energy. Insulin resistance, or the inability to use insulin, results… Continue reading Obesity, Diabetes and Healthy Fat Cells