In western societies, and in some rapidly industrializing nations such as India, diabetes is one of the most prolific public health problems we face.
Did you know that 1 in 12 cancer cases is a result of excess weight? In fact, cancer diagnoses are rising in younger adults due to obesity. Obesity-linked cancer includes colon, gallbladder, kidney, uterus, pancreas, thyroid, and multiple myeloma—a bone marrow cancer.
In most cases, women tend to view diets from the wrong perspective. Our diet can still be flavorful, but if we’re willing to make a few minor adjustments, we’ll see benefits in our own health as well as the health of our children.
The FDA has finalized the new rules for nutrition labels and given major production companies a deadline to alter their labels by 2020. We want you to know why reading labels is so important and how to interpret each nutrition label so that you have more control over your diet.
If you’re a chocolate fan, this might be your piece. Recent studies are indicating that in addition to being delicious, chocolate can actually have a positive effect on your brain.
It’s true, calcium does help prevent osteoporosis. But there are many other ways you can protect your bones from this disease. The best form of defense begins when we are children, but if you’re past that stage in your life, there’s still hope.
We can all generally agree that nutrition is important. We may recognize that a lack of nutrients can cause us to feel sick. We may even admit that adjusting the type and amount of nutrients we consume could actually make us feel—and look—better. But too often that’s where it stops. We stop at a recognition that something needs to change in our diet. But that’s it. We rarely do something about it, and even fewer of us stick with it.
While there have been conflicting studies in the past on the health benefits or detriments of regular coffee drinking, recent research is showing that it can actually boost your health in some facets when consumed in moderation.
As women, our lives are full of stress. Whether you are the CEO of a big company or a mom juggling kids, stress creeps into our lives from many angles.
Whether you call it love handles, a spare tire or a muffin top, no one likes that extra fat around the middle of the abdomen. Belly fat is stubborn, hard to get rid of and may actually indicate an increased risk for heart disease.