Category Archives: Lifestyle

Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Mortality Risk

In the last years fitness lifestyle has increased around the world thanks to the diffusion of the media, and obviously for the benefit that it carries. Reaching a healthy weight, glucose control, cardiovascular benefits and emotional regulation are some of the benefits of fitness.  Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) emerged as a stronger predictor of all-cause mortality […]

Fiber as a Way to Decrease Inflammation Levels

Low-grade systemic inflammation is associated with an increased risk of various diseases, including cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer. Modifiable factors can reduce inflammation and potentially modulate disease risk.  One of these factors is dietary fiber intake, in which higher intakes have been associated with lower systemic inflammation in various studies, in both healthy adults and […]

Fiber Present in Banana May Help Reduce Risk of Some Hereditary Cancers

Resistant starch is a type of carbohydrate that doesn’t get digested in the small intestine. Instead, it ferments in your large intestine and feeds beneficial gut bacteria. This type of starch provides numerous health benefits and has fewer calories than regular starch, having only 2 calories per gram, while regular starches contain 4 per gram.  […]

Is it Possible to Achieve Remission in Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a major global health concern, affecting mortality rates and the quality of life of those with the condition and their families.  There were an estimated 463 million people with diabetes in the world in 2019, of whom 90% to 95% have type 2 diabetes. By 2045, it is estimated that there will be […]

Flavonols Present in Cocoa May Reduce Blood Pressure

Nearly half of adults in the United States (47%, or 116 million) have hypertension, defined as a systolic blood pressure greater than 130 mmHg or a diastolic blood pressure greater than 80 mmHg or are taking medication for hypertension. In 2020, more than 670k deaths in the United States had hypertension as a primary or […]

Some Alcohol Consumption Shows Benefit for Older Adults

Young adults aged 15-34 years derive no significant health benefits from alcohol consumption, but moderate drinking may benefit the over-40 crowd, according to a new analysis. The health risks and benefits of moderate alcohol consumption are complex and remain a hot topic of debate. The data suggest that small amounts of alcohol may reduce the […]

Health Benefits of Mushroom Consumption

Mushrooms are regarded as a vegetable but they are actually fungi. They have been consumed as a functional food by many cultures for centuries because of their unique taste, subtle flavor, and role in a healthful diet, being low in calories, carbohydrates, sodium, and fats and cholesterol-free. Edible mushrooms are rich in compounds such as […]

Green Tea May Help Reduce Gut Inflammation and Blood Sugar Levels

In a new study recently published in the journal Current Developments in Nutrition, researchers evaluated whether health risks associated with metabolic syndrome may be diminished by consuming green tea extract.  Green tea is made from the Camellia sinensis plant. Its dried leaves and leaf buds are used to make several different teas, including black and […]

The Use of Time-Restricted Eating in Type 2 Diabetes

There are many factors that can contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes. Some of them include ubiquitous food availability, irregular sleep-activity patterns, and frequent exposure to artificial light sources that can lead to a disrupted day-night rhythm. In Western societies, most people spread their daily food intake over a minimum of 14 hours, […]

Fatty Liver Disease is Associated with Poor Sleep Hygiene

Sleep behaviors  are associated with an increased risk of developing metabolic-dysfunction associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD), shows a Chinese analysis that suggests the effect may be independent of obesity.  Late bedtimes, snoring, and prolonged daytime napping were significantly associated with MAFLD, increasing the risk by 37%, 59%, and 17%, respectively, whereas people with both poor […]