How Do We Americans Stack up Healthwise? Very Poorly!

Despite all, we spend on healthcare (over 4 trillion dollars or nearly 20% of GDP,) we are not a healthy population. So, how unhealthy are we? Very!

Obesity and Exercise Have Opposite Effects on Muscle and Fat

A NEW STUDY SHEDS LIGHT ON THE PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSE TO EXERCISE. Physical activity is an important tool for maintaining or restoring good health.

Got Hot Flashes? You Might Want to Try This Diet

Hot flashes are the most prevalent menopause symptom and are feelings of intense warmth plus sweating, flushing, and chills. A LOW-FAT, PLANT-BASED DIET (RICH IN SOY) MAY be as effective as hormone replacement therapy for reducing hot flashes.

What You Need to Know About Omega-3 Fatty Acids

There may be a dose-related effect of omega-3 fatty acids on atrial fibrillation risk. In high doses there appeared to be an increase in risk for atrial fibrillation in the omega-3 groups (versus control) in both trials.