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2014-04-02 12:33:40

A new study published in the American Journal of Hypertension finds evidence that the average daily sodium intake of most Americans is actually associated with better health outcomes than intake levels currently recommended by the CDC and major health departments, which are now being viewed by many in the scientific community as excessively and unrealistically low. The study, "Compared With Usual Sodium Intake, Low-and Excessive-Sodium Diets Are Associated With Increased Mortality: A...

Eating Fruits And Vegetables Could Help Your Arteries Later In Life
2014-03-31 10:32:44

American College of Cardiology Study shows lower prevalence of plaque build-up in women, but not men Women who ate a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables as young adults were much less likely to have plaque build-up in their arteries 20 years later compared with those who consumed lower amounts of these foods, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. This new finding reinforces the importance of developing healthy...

Fruits And Vegetables Increase Life Span
2013-09-26 10:16:05

[ Watch the Video: Live Longer By Eating Your Vegetables Every Day ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Your mother probably always told that eating your fruits and vegetables would help you to grow up big and strong. According to a new study in the American Journal of Epidemiology, a diet full of fruits and veggies will also increase your chance of living a longer life. Conducted by a team of European researchers, the study included data on nearly 26,000 deaths...

Lower Sodium Intake May Not Be Healthiest Option
2013-05-15 11:23:21

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most studies that examine the link between sodium consumption and health outcomes support recommendations that lower sodium intake is necessary to combat serious health risks such as heart disease and stroke. However, new evidence from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) suggests that lowering sodium intake to below 2,300mg per day could also lead to adverse health effects. On average, Americans today consume more than 3,400 mg of...

Study Shows Economic Benefits Of Dairy Consumption
2012-11-13 15:53:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study conducted by European researchers analyzed the health economics of increased dairy food, showing the benefits of boosting dietary calcium intake. The latest research reported in the journal Osteoporosis International shows that increasing consumption of dairy foods helps to prevent hip fractures and reduce healthcare costs. The study was based on a new analytical model that links nutrition and fracture risk,...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.