Is It the Fat or Is the Actually the Sugar?

Recently, old research records were found, which cast even further doubt on “the dogma that eating vegetable fats instead of animal fats is good for the heart.” Meanwhile, a new commentary in the British Journal of Sports Medicine pounded home the point we’ve...

A Little Extra Spice Could Do a Whole Lot of Good

Like your food spicy? A study just published in PLoS ONE shows a link between eating hot chili peppers and longevity. Analyzing data from more than 16,000 adults in the NHANES III survey, the authors found that those who ate chilies had a 13% lower risk of all-cause...

Making Your Health a Priority

When it comes to health, it seems a lot of us talk a good game but don’t always have the best follow-through. According to one comprehensive Nielsen survey, almost everyone – 89% – says that the best way to stay healthy is to take personal...

About That “Canola Oil Burns Belly Fat” Study…

Belly fat is notoriously hard to get rid of, especially as you get older. A sedentary lifestyle. A less than optimal diet. Chronic stress. Hormonal imbalances. Combine all those, and you wind up with stubborn fat around the waist. (Here’s a good, easy-to-understand...

Focusing on the Good Stuff

An interesting study came out a while back, looking at the impact of diet on patients with stable coronary artery disease. Analyzing dietary patterns of more than 15,000 adults, the authors found that while a more Mediterranean diet appeared to lower the risk of major...

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