Tufts study predicts that subsidies and taxes could prevent deaths from major chronic diseases and narrow health gaps.
Subsidies and taxes to adjust the prices of seven foodsboth healthy and unhealthyis predicted to prevent tens of thousands of deaths each year from cardiometabolic diseases such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes, according to a study led by researchers from Tufts University.
Healthy lifestyle is essential to keeping blood pressure in check.
The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have released an update to guidelines that redefines high blood pressure (hypertension) and makes recommendations on how doctors should treat it. The guidelines lower the threshold at which a person would be diagnosed with hypertension.
Resistance training combined with adequate protein is the key.
Tufts scientists were the first to coin a term for the gradual loss of muscle mass, strength and function that can occur with aging: sarcopenia. The decline in skeletal muscle from sarcopenia affects 15% of people older than age 65, and 50% of people older than age 80.
Lunches you pack for yourself or your family can be healthier than meals purchased away from home, but only if you plan food choices wisely.
Depending on what you pack in lunches for yourself or family members, you may not do better nutritionally than the cafeterias or eateries you're passing up. Studies suggest it's common for kids' packed lunches to be low in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and dairy products.
If there is a benefit of this popular spice in type 2 diabetes, current scientific evidence suggests the impact may be small.
Cinnamon has long done double duty in cooking and as a folk remedy for various ailments. Today, scientists are studying cinnamon to see if it improves blood sugar, particularly in type 2 diabetes.
Growing evidence suggests enjoying a daily cup (or more) of this popular beverage may help decrease risk of an early death.
Some people view coffee as a guilty pleasure. But, research suggests drinking coffee may actually have some health benefits. That evidence includes two new, large observational studies of diverse populations published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Both found drinking coffee was associated with a modestly (less than 20%) reduced risk of dying from various conditions, compared to not drinking coffee.