Vitamin D is an essential micronutrient for humans. Called the “sunshine vitamin,” it’s a building block of strong bones and involved in a number of processes. Recent research has also identified it as important to the immune system, particularly in the fight against COVID-19 coronavirus.
Science has already established a link between periodontal (gum) disease and metabolic syndrome. A group of Japanese researchers went looking for a more specific linkage. They wanted to know what the specific connection was between gum disease and metabolic syndrome. They believe they have found it.
The United States CDC says over 42 percent of adults and 18 percent of children are obese. Both numbers continue to rise. This epidemic costs the nation $147 billion (USD) annually. Change is needed to reverse the course of this dangerous trend. Could part of the solution involve restaurant menus?
We often hear about the health benefits of veganism, vegetarianism and other diets low in red and other meat. While those benefits are often legitimate, it seems that some diets may put you at a higher risk for bone fractures. What might cause this bone fracture risk?
Self-control has always been a key ingredient in successful weight loss. Overcoming temptation and keeping hunger in check play key roles in the weight loss journey. Research has now shown that specific brain regions, especially those involved with self-regulation and motivation have important roles as well.
We have long suspected a link between diet and depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses. A study out of Australia reinforces that belief. It also shines a light on the damage highly-processed fast food can do to human mental health.
It’s been widely accepted as conventional wisdom that weight loss is a “young person’s game.” The thinking has been that our metabolisms aren’t as efficient at 60 as they are at 30, making weight loss harder if not nearly impossible. New research say that isn’t really the case.
Meal planning and preparation might be the thing that separates those who succeed in their fitness pursuits from those who fail. Whether your goal is weight or fat loss, muscle gain or just better performance, learning this skill and sticking with it might be your not-so-secret weapon!
Do you find yourself indulging in high-calorie, high-fat and -sugar foods a bit too often? We all crave “comfort foods” or treats now and then. But consistent overeating can create negative health results beyond the obvious.
Most people ascribe to the idea that obesity is connected to eating too much and moving too little. Most also believe the idea that cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other chronic illnesses stem from obesity. But what if there’s something else at work. The “mismatch hypothesis suggests exactly that.