Veganism could break through to the mainstream in 2014
Giving up meat, dairy and fish altogether might seem extreme for the average person looking to shed a few pounds.
Yet there are growing signs that
By Colette Bouchez
WebMD Weight Loss Clinic - Feature
Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD
According to experts, some of the exercise and diet trends that appear to be past their prime are:
Exercise trends on the way up, they say, include:
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Each year, over 15 million people worldwide suffer from a stroke. Research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Stroke: A Journal of Cerebral Circulation found vitamin C to be exceptionally helpful in stroke prevention.
Identification and health consequences
When blood circulation to the brain fails, either from an obstruction or blood vessel rupture,
Two independent research bodies both provide firm evidence that the foods we consume directly impact our risk for developing cancer and can significantly lower cancer incidence. An international study published in the journal Nutrition explains that certain lifestyle factors, specifically smoking and eating diets high in animal products, have the
Increased fish consumption of mothers before and during pregnancy leads to increased exposure to both mercury and the long-chain omega 3 DHA. Mercury may negatively affect brain development in one's unborn baby, whereas DHA may stimulate brain development. As we saw, though, the results of this study showed that the
Exercise During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period
ABSTRACT: The physiologic and morphologic changes of pregnancy may interfere with the ability to engage safely in some forms of physical activity. A woman's overall health, including obstetric and medical risks, should be evaluated before prescribing an exercise program. Generally, participation in a wide
3 Workouts for Longer Life
Diet pills and expensive weight-loss programs pull in millions of dollars each year from Americans who want to shed a few pounds, feel better, and live longer. But Jordan Metzl, M.D., argues the best medicine for health and longevity is simply daily exercise — and a
Arteries of Vegans vs. Runners
The carotid arteries of those eating plant-based diets appear healthier than even those just as slim (long-distance endurance athletes who’ve run an average of 50,000 miles).
Switching to a plant-based diet can reverse heart disease, open up arteries in some cases without drugs, without surgery, but because
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