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Liquid Diets, Can They Really Help Seniors Lose Weight?

Liquid diets are popular among many age groups, including senior citizens. The reasoning  is because beverages account for nearly 20 percent of the daily calories in American adults diets. But is this reasoning accurate? According to Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the most popular drinks contribute more added sugar to…...

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Saturated Fat Is Still Main Ingredient In Americans’ Diet

Saturated fat still makes up the majority of American’ diet, according results of a recent study. Overall, while there has been some improvement, the typical American diet still contains an overabundance of low quality carbohydrates, refined sugars and empty calories. Consequently, obesity levels among Americans has risen to epidemic proportions…...

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Prediabetes A Warning To Change Your Lifestyle Immediately

Prediabetes is a condition where your blood sugar levels are higher than they should be, but not yet high enough to be considered diabetes. Pre-diabetes can progress to type 2 diabetes, a disease in which your body does not use insulin properly.   Statistics now show that 33 percent of …...

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Functionally Impaired Adults At Higher Risk For Nursing Homes In Old Age

Functionally impaired middle-age adults who can’t perform activities of daily living, show higher risk for winding up in nursing homes in their old age. This data comes from a recent National Institute of Aging (NIA) study. The question is, how can these mid-aged adults be helped so as to either…...

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Kidney Disease Preventable With Current Diabetes Drug

Kidney disease, a severe debilitating illness, may be preventable with a current diabetes drug, a new study reports. A drug, called Invokana, is currently prescribed to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes. Researchers now report that Invokana can also help to slow and even prevent kidney disease.  …...

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Sugar Drinks Are Bad For You: What You Need To Know

Sugar drinks are bad for you. Indeed, too much sugar in any kind of food is a recipe for weight gain, diabetes, chronic obesity and heart problems. And, high sugar levels can also ruin your teeth. Let’s focus on the effects of sugar drinks on your health.   Recently, the…...

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Vascular Dementia: What Is It? Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

Vascular dementia, also described as multi-infarct dementia is the second most common cause of dementia in older people. Because it has a lower profile than Alzheimer’s, many people don’t think of it when forgetfulness becomes a problem. It’s also difficult to diagnose so it’s difficult to know the exact number of…...

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Calorie Counts On Restaurant Menus Now Mandatory, Starting Today!

Calorie counts at restaurants, movie theaters, and other businesses with 20 or more locations that serve food are required to post calorie counts, starting today. This new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rule comes after nearly a decade of delays.     The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) had included a…...

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Obesity Effects On Your Health: Is It Actually Contagious?

Obesity has been has been ascribed to various factors such as genetic, medications, lack of exercise, and chronic overeating.  Now, comes along a research study which says that obesity is actually contagious! That’s right; living in a neighborhood with a high rate of obesity can increase the odds that you and your…...

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Cardiac Rehab: The Why, The Who, And The How.

Cardiac rehab is a medically supervised program to help people who have had a heart attack, heart valve repair, heart transplant, or heart failure, get back to a normal and active life. Moreover, cardiac rehab reduces the risk of further heart problems. Indeed, a team of specialists creates a protocol…...

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