Category Archives: Healthy choices

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…
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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…
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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…
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Pros and Cons of Being at Home

Cleaning the Garage Sitting Around and Overeating The COVID-19 epidemic is top-of-mind for most Americans. Prudence dictates taking precautions. Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly after being in public places. Keep your hands out of your eyes, nose, and mouth especially when outside. Keep a respectful distance from non-household persons to reduce risk of exposure…
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