What is peripheral artery disease? Walking more can help manage it Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a chronic condition in which arteries narrowed by plaque accumulation reduce blood flow to the legs (usually) and/or arms, especially during exertion. Symptoms include leg pain while moving about and sores. PAD predicts increased risk of death from cardiovascular…more
Ultra-processed Foods Linked to Chronic Disease
Ultra-processed foods predict increased risk of cancer, hypertension, and weight gain Eat better, live better Ultra-processed foods (UPFs) typically include industrial formulations of five or more ingredients. Key items comprise salt, sugar, fats, flavors, and colors. Common UPFs include candies, mass-produced breads, energy bars, sugar-sweetened drinks, and most snack foods. People who consume high levels…more
Turn Back the Clock
Healthy choices lower your risk of cardiovascular disease Baby boomers aren’t making enough healthy choices It makes sense that people who adopt healthy lifestyle habits earlier in life would improve their health and well-being. But do people who adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors later in life benefit as well? Researchers from the University of South Carolina…more
Can Healthy Choices Offset Risk of Dementia?
Even if You Have a Gene Linked to Dementia Risk? Researchers have identified variations in genes that predispose people to developing dementia. However, healthy lifestyle choices can decrease your risk of dementia. Could better lifestyle choices reduce your risk of dementia even if you have a gene that predisposes you to dementia? Researchers in the…more