Obesity on the Rise in Millennials, Fueling Cancer

Obesity on the Rise in Millennials, Fueling Cancer

Cancers fueled by obesity are on the rise among young adults in the United States and appearing at increasingly younger ages, according to an analysis released Monday by the American Cancer Society. The study, published in The Lancet Public Health, examined data on 12...
Frequent Consumption of Fruit Improves Female Fertility

Frequent Consumption of Fruit Improves Female Fertility

Women who ate fruit less than three times per day, when compared to those who consumed three or more servings, had a significantly increased risk of infertility. This retrospective study from Australia also found women who consumed no fast food had a 41% reduced risk...
Improved Diets Reduce Risk of Death

Improved Diets Reduce Risk of Death

Reports from two large cohort studies of health professionals demonstrate that people who maintain a high-quality diet over 12 years experienced significantly lower risks of death from any cause, compared to those who had a consistently low diet score. The Alternative...
Small Steps to Big Changes

Small Steps to Big Changes

Confused over sugar vs. fat or exercise vs. diet? You are not alone! You might benefit from the American Heart Association’s “Life’s Simple 7” small steps to big change. Here it is: Manage Blood Pressure Control Cholesterol Reduce Blood Sugar...
AHA Recommends Lower Sugar Intake for Children

AHA Recommends Lower Sugar Intake for Children

The American Heart Association Scientific Committee now recommends children limit their added sugar intake to no more than 25 g (6 tsp) daily. This is half the amount recommended by the current U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans. They also recommend sugar-sweetened...
U.S. Dietary Report Card

U.S. Dietary Report Card

Americans are eating significantly more whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes, as well as fruit, according to an analysis of NHANES data from 1999-2012. Consumption of 100% fruit juice and sugar-sweetened beverages decreased as well. However, vegetable intake did not...

Diet Plus Exercise Good for Diabetes Prevention

Almost 2800 adults were randomized to a lifestyle intervention (diet and exercise), metformin (medication), or placebo groups and followed for 15 years. The incidence of diabetes was reduced by 27% in the lifestyle group and 18% in the metformin group relative to...

Healthy Diet Helps Low-income Population

Low-income U.S. adults who eat a healthy diet experienced about 20% lower risk of heart disease and cancer. Almost 78,000 adults, half who had an annual income less than $15,000, were followed from 2002 to 2009. The quality of their diets was evaluated using...