Blog

Maternal Diet Predicts Risk of Premature Birth

Diet matters when it comes to preterm birth Focus on eating better foods rather than avoiding junk foods Lower maternal diet quality predicts higher risks of birth defects, gestational length, and other aspects of fetal development. Researchers in Spain used data from 787 expectant mothers to determine if fruit and vegetable intake predicted the length…
more

Mushrooms

Some mushrooms can kill you Others may reduce your risk of dementia, cancer cardiovascular disease, and premature death Mushrooms contain bioactive compounds, including fiber, beta-glucans, vitamins, and the antioxidants ergothioneine and glutathione. In addition, mushrooms are good sources for certain vitamins (B1, 2, 12, D, and E) and minerals (calcium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, copper, iron,…
more

Slash Your Risk of Stroke

Stroke is a leading cause of disability and poor quality of life Healthy lifestyle choices can largely prevent or postpone stroke You’ve all heard of stroke, but what is it, anyway? Stroke refers to either a clot in an artery in the brain that blocks blood flow (ischemic stroke) or a blood vessel in the…
more

Forestall Sarcopenia and Frailty with Resistance Training

Older people can build physical strength Resistance training produces benefits beyond from building muscle Sarcopenia and frailty are age-related conditions that reduce quality of life of older people and increase public health costs. The newly revised European definition of sarcopenia: a progressive and generalized skeletal muscle disorder that is associated with increased likelihood of adverse…
more