AHA: Healthy Lifestyle Eases Heart Impact of High Genetic Risk

Genes by themselves do not destine patients to coronary artery disease (CAD), a study reported, showing that a high genetic risk may be controlled with healthy lifestyle choices. Patients at the top quintile of polygenic scores (indicating the highest genetic risk) had double the events as did their peers at … Continue reading

How Cinnamon Controls Blood Sugar

We’re not talking about sticky, sugar-laden, insulin-inducing cinnamon rolls here. This much-loved spice has actually shown evidence oflowering blood sugar. While long used as a flavoring, current research is beginning to confirm health benefits of cinnamon, whose traditional therapeutic use included treatment of chronic bronchitis.1 Cinnamon Controls Diabetes In a … Continue reading

Dark Chocolate for Athletic Performance Boost

Study shows daily consumption of chocolate may give athletes an extra edge in their fitness training. Dark chocolate, which has been proven to have beneficial effects on cardiovascular health and improve post-exercise markers, is now shown to give an edge in fitness training, when consumed daily. Rishikesh Kankesh Patel, a … Continue reading

How to Tighten Loose Skin After Weight Loss

If you’ve lost a lot of weight recently, or you’ve been following the tips you’ve read from the Get-Fit Guy, such as Which Workout Burns The Most Fat? or How to Tone and Lose Fat in One Body Part , then you may have noticed that you have a bit … Continue reading

WHAT ALOE VERA DOES IN YOUR BODY: WHY EGYPTIANS CALLED IT THE PLANT OF IMMORTALITY

Known to the Egyptians as the plant of immortality and to Native Americans as the wand of heaven, aloe vera comes with a wide array of amazing healing properties — some of which you may already be aware. You might even have your own aloe vera plant in your home for those small emergencies … Continue reading

Fructose Feeds Fat

The simple carbohydrate is linked to increase in fat deposits and body weight. Due in large part to an ever-increasing presence of high-fructose corn syrup in prepared foods, fructose – a simple carbohydrate derived from fruit and vegetables, has become a predominant component of the standard American diet. Researchers from … Continue reading

Exercise Hormone Helps Shed, Prevent Fat

New study discovers that exercise produces irisin, which helps convert calorie-storing white fat cells into energy-burning brown fat cells.  The hormone “irisin” was discovered in 2012, by a Harvard Medical School professor and his team. The team discovered that the hormone levels of irisin rise through exercise, converting white fat (bad … Continue reading

What High-Fat Foods Should I Be Eating?

By now you’ve probably gotten the message: dietary fat is not the enemy. When you reach for low-fat salad dressing or fat-free snack foods, you’re not doing your health or waistline any favors. “We’ve focused on fat reduction for 40 years, and it’s sent us in exactly the wrong direction … Continue reading

3-4 Egg Yolks per Day May Normalize Your Lipids, Reduce Liver & Abdominal Fat as Well as Your CVD & NAFLD Risk

Because of their cholesterol content, eggs have long been touted as a driver of heart disease. As a SuppVersity reader, you know that there are multiple reasons why the notion that the consumption of eggs, or rather egg yolks, would increase your cardiovascular disease risk: (a) there’s no mechanistic “if your cholesterol is … Continue reading

Heavy hitters: Obesity rate soars among professional baseball players

Major League Baseball players have become overwhelmingly overweight and obese during the last quarter century, say health researchers. David E. Conroy, Penn State professor of kinesiology, and colleagues looked at 145 years of data on professional baseball players’ body mass. The researchers found that the athletes’ weight held steady for … Continue reading

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