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Belly Fat is Dangerous in People with a Normal Weight

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Even people with a normal weight who have excess belly fat are at 2.75 times the risk for cardiovascular death and 2.1 times the risk of all cause mortality according to researchers at the Mayo Clinic. Information from the NHANES study showed that an abnormal waist to hip ratio is a powerful predictive statistic. Abdominal fat is correlated with the...

Can You Workout Everyday and Still Suffer From a Sedentary Lifestyle?

submitted by: admin on 02/10/2014
Researchers from Cornell University published an article in the January 2014 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine showing that prolonged sitting increases the risk for all cause mortality even if you exercise daily! They studied 93,000 postmenopausal women and found that those who were sedentary for 11 or more hours a day as compared to those...

Cholesterol Fractions: What Do They Mean?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, and their interrelationships and differences are discussed so that a fundamental understanding of what cholesterol is and what the ratios of the various subcategories means. High total cholesterol is not necessarily a dangerous thing...it is the ratio of total cholesterol to HDL that is the most predictive factor. The value and dangers...

Fitness Trumps Body Weight

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
If you maintain or improve your fitness level, even if your body weight has not changed or increases, you can reduce your risk of death. This data is according to research reported in the journal Circulation in December of 2011 on 14,000 men of average age 44 over 6 years. For every MET (the energy expended during exercise) increase over 6 years of a 19% reduction...

How is the Quality of Your Sleep?

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
  The importance of sleep in restoring and maintaining health are discussed. Insomnia has been linked to hypertension, diabetes, cancer, & arteriosclerosis by causing inflammation. Mechanisms are explained.        

Red Meat Consumption Linked to Cardiovascular and Cancer Mortality

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
A Harvard study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine in March of 2012 found that red meat consumption is associated with an increased risk of total, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality. They also showed that substituting other healthly protein sources was associated with a lower mortality risk. They studied 37,000 men and 83,000 women for up to...

Supplementing for Low Vitamin D Reverses Heart Disease

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
  Supplementing with vitamin D in people with low levels lowers the risk of dying from any cause by 60% according to an article in the November 7, 2011 issue of the American Journal of Cardiology looking at 10,000 people. This is a landmark study documenting that elevating low levels of vitamin D makes a profound difference in mortality. Low levels...

The Role of Exercise in Cancer

submitted by: admin on 04/06/2014
According to a study from Loyola University School of Medicine published in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health in January of 2014, physical activity extends the life of men with cancer by as much as 38% as well as reducing mortality from cardiovascular disease by 49%.  These researchers found that in 1000 men with cancer that burning...

Vitamin D

submitted by: admin on 02/16/2015
Over the past decade we've come to understand that vitamin D is vital for normal cell biochemistry. When levels of vitamin D are low we are at high risk for many diseases that include type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart attacks, strokes, osteoporosis, autoimmune disorders, many cancers, depression, muscle and joint pains, Alzheimer's disease, and many...

Vitamin D3 Protects Against Viruses, Cancer, and Autoimmunity

submitted by: admin on 05/26/2016
  A report in the journal, Journal of Leukocyte Biology, showed that levels of vitamin D3 below 20 ng/ml led to a higher incidence of viral infections, cancer, and autoimmune disorders. This, of course, suggests that supplementing with vitamin D3 could help prevent or treat these conditions. Low levels of vitamin D3 lead to higher production of antibodies...

Watching TV Can Lead to Premature Death

submitted by: admin on 07/08/2014
A study done at the University of Navarra in Spain published an article in the Journal of the American Heart Association in June of 2014 that followed more than 13,000 healthy people with an average age of 37 for more than 8 years. They assessed 3 different types of sedentary behavior to see if they had an effect on premature mortality. What they discovered...