Tag Archives: heart disease

A revealing hand

What did you have for lunch yesterday? How many times a month do you eat nuts? How about your kids — how many servings of vegetables did they consume today? It’s no secret that it is hard to recall the details of our meals, and that frustrating fact lies at the heart of nutrition research, […] … learn more→

English diet could save 4,000 Scottish, Welsh and Irish lives

Around 4,000 deaths could be prevented every year if the Scots, Welsh and Northern Irish adopted the average diet eaten in England, Oxford University researchers have calculated. The chief factor that is driving the ‘mortality gap’ between the home nations is fruit and vegetables, the researchers say. Consumption of fruit and vegetables in Scotland is […] … learn more→

The Medical Minute: Don\’t overdo it, you weekend warrior

There are many benefits to exercise. Exercise not only helps prevent a variety of medical disorders — including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis — but it is increasingly recommended for treatment of health problems. Exercise improves and maintains muscle mass, endurance and mobility and can improve appearance and self confidence. The American […] … learn more→