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    High Fiber Diet May Be Key to Weight Loss Success

    With all the diets currently proposed for weight loss, no wonder diets sometimes seem confused. But a new year-long study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds that individuals who focused only on eating 30 grams of fiber per day lost almost as much weight as individuals who followed a more complicated diet. For […] More

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    Low-Fat, Plant-Based Vegan Diet May Reduce Heart Disease Risk Among Obese Children

    Consuming a low-fat, plant-based vegan diet may reduce the risk of heart disease among obese children and teens through improvements in weight, blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol levels, insulin sensitivity, and high-sensitivity C-reactive, says a new study published in The Journal of Pediatrics. Obesity increases the risk for stroke, type 2 diabetes, ┬áheart disease, […] More

  • Picky Eater at Dinner

    New Study Describes Behaviors and Preferences of Picky Eaters

    The picky eater makes many parents dread mealtimes. Although no scientific definition of picky eating exists, a new study from the University of Illinois published in the Journal of Sensory Studies defines four categories of picky eating through definable preferences and mealtime behaviors and demonstrates that parents define and experience picky eating differently. Explains Sharon […] More

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    One Alcoholic Drink Daily May Protect Against Heart Failure

    Although excessive alcohol consumption can lead to serious health problems such as heart disease and liver disease, a new study published in the European Heart Journal suggests that drinking up to seven alcoholic drinks per week may lower the risk of developing heart failure in the future. Heart failure occurs when the heart cannot pump […] More

  • Beetroot Juice

    Drinking Beetroot Juice May Reduce High Blood Pressure

    Previous studies have linked eating plenty of vegetables with reduced blood pressure. Now a new study conducted at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in the United Kingdom and published in the journal Hypertension concludes that drinking one glass of beetroot juice a day can significantly reduce blood pressure in patients with high blood pressure. […] More

  • Two Avocados

    Avocados May Help Reduce Bad LDL Cholesterol

    An avocado a day may keep the doctor away. According to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, consuming one avocado daily as part of a heart healthy, cholesterol-lowering, moderate-fat diet may help reduce “bad” low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels among overweight and obese individuals. Although high in fat, avocados […] More

  • Fried Eggs in Pan

    Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease Questioned

    The American Heart Association currently recommends limiting the amount of saturated fats consumed daily to less than seven percent of total daily calories in order to reduce the risk of heart disease. However, a new analysis performed by an international group led by researchers at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom challenges the […] More

  • Club Sandwich with French Fries

    High-Calorie and High-Carb Diet Could Slow ALS Progression

    For individuals with ALS, adopting a diet high in carbohydrates and calories could slow the progression of the fatal neurodegenerative disease, suggests a new study recently published in journal The Lancet. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary […] More

  • Zucchini on Grill

    Vegetarian Diet May Lower Blood Pressure

    High blood pressure is a significant risk factor for heart disease. However, eating a vegetarian diet may help lower blood pressure, suggests a new analysis published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. Previous research has suggested a link between vegetarian diets and lower blood pressure. For the present study, researchers from Osaka, Japan sought to […] More

  • Four Parenting Choices That Matter

    Four Parenting Choices That Matter

    As parents, we all want what is best for our children and what will help them grow up happy, healthy, and whole. Throughout parenting, we will be faced with choices on how to raise our children, and which strategies you use will ultimately determine how your child turns out. Make sure to consider safety as […] More

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