Ever heard the saying money talks and BS walks? Well apparently the old adage still rings true when it comes to weight loss.
Financial incentives help weight loss study participants drop pounds, and stick with their weight loss program according to Mayo Clinic research presented at the 2013 American College of Cardiology’s 62nd Annual Scientific Session.
Those all to familair green calorie food labels appear to mislead people to see nutrition-poor foods as healthy food according to a new nutrition study appearing in the current issue of the journal Health Communication.
Salt use worldwide is at least twice as high as it should be, with a big impact on global health, according to new researcher.
Daily sodium intake averaged 3,950 mg in 2010, according to an analysis covering nearly all of the world's population by Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, MPH, of Harvard School of Public Health, and colleagues.
The recommended daily intake is 2,000 mg by World Health Organization standards and 1,500 mg by American Heart Association guidelines.
The impact of the excess sodium: an estimated 2.3 million deaths from cardiovascular disease in 2010 alone, the researchers reported at the AHA's Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism and Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention meeting in New Orleans.
Omega-3 fatty acids found in oily fish may have diverse health-promoting effects, potentially protecting the immune, nervous, and cardiovascular systems.
But how the health effects of one such Omega 3 fatty acid -- docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) -- works remains unclear, in part because its molecular signaling pathways are only now being understood.
According to a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine study on obesity, poor heart function in young obese mice can be reversed when the animals lose weight from a low-calorie diet. However, older mice, who had been obese for a longer period of time, did not regain better heart function after they were on the same low-calorie diet.
The results of the study, “Beneficial Cardiac Effects of Caloric Restriction are Lost with Age in a Murine Model of Obesity,” have been published online ahead print by the Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research.