Prescribing Food as Medicine

Can you imagine your doctor writing a prescription just for you prescribing food rather than medicine and personalizing it according to your DNA? Nutrigenomics is an area of research that aims to give people the correct foods and diet suitable for them according to their genetic makeup. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition…

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Poor Dietary Habits Found to be a Preventable Cause of Cancer

A study by researchers at Tufts University published May 22, 2019 in JNCI Cancer Spectrum showed that poor dietary habits are a preventable cause of cancer in the United States. The lead author was Fang Fang Zhang, a cancer and nutrition researcher at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. The…

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Eat One Cup of Blueberries a Day – They May Keep Heart Disease Away

According to a new study, eating a cup of blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum) every day lowers the risk for cardiovascular disease. The study by researchers at the University of East Anglia in collaboration with researchers from Harvard University and across the UK was published May 30, 2019 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In fact,…

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Got a Sweet Tooth? You May Pay Sugar Tax

The epidemic of metabolic illnesses like diabetes and obesity that are leading causes of premature deaths and disabilities all over the world has led to governments toying with the idea of applying a sugar tax on foods and beverages with high sugar content. They are also applying front-of-package (FOP) nutrition labelling. These measures will encourage…

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Physical Exercise Program was Beneficial for Residents of a Long-term Nursing Home

The National Skilled Nursing Care Week May 12-18, 2019 Next week beginning on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2019, Park Crescent Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in East Orange, New Jersey will be participating in the National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW). This year’s theme is “Live Soulfully.” Skilled nursing facilities like Park Crescent care for…

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Even Moderate Alcohol Drinking can Raise Blood Pressure

A study described in a press release that was published March 7, 2019 by the American college of Cardiology (ACC) shows for the first time that moderate alcohol drinking is harmful rather than being protective against heart disease or stroke, as it raises blood pressure. High blood pressure (hypertension) is a leading risk for heart…

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Half of Cancer Deaths Could be Prevented by Changing Lifestyle Risk Factors

  A study published by researchers from the American Cancer Society November 21, 2017 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, showed that almost half of all cancers during the year 2014 could have been prevented. These cancers were caused by not changing preventable risks and had these lifestyle risk factors been changed the cancers…

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Super Food Broccoli May be able to Fight Aging, Osteoarthritis and Cancer

Broccoli is a Super Food More and more research is being focused on the benefits of diet and super foods to help against aging and age-related diseases. Also, scientists have been taking a look at super foods and certain kinds of diets for diseases for which no cure or effective treatment has been found. One…

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A Diabetes Drug and a Healthy Lifestyle may Protect against a Leading Cause of Low Vision and Blindness in Seniors

February is Low Vision Awareness Month February is Low Vision Awareness Month. A leading cause of low vision and blindness in seniors over age 50 is age-related macular degeneration (AMD).  Metformin, a commonly prescribed drug for diabetes was found to also protect against age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of low vision and blindness…

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