Sweet science: Harvard study suggests chocolate may reduce heart disease risk
Feeling guilty about those chocolate chip cookies at lunch? Think again! Those delicious morsels might be lowering your risk of atrial fibrillation, a heart condition linked to stroke and heart failure. A new study out of Harvard's T.H.
The Truth About Whether Red Wine Actually Helps Your Heart Health
People love to talk about how red wine is good for your heart-and they usually do it while they're drinking red wine, which is only natural. But research on the subject has been mixed, and even most positive findings have stopped short of actually recommending that people go out of their way to have a glass to prevent heart disease.
OBESITY CURE? SCIENTISTS DISCOVER ANTIBODY THAT REDUCES BODY FAT IN MICE
A treatment for obesity could be on the horizon as scientists have discovered an antibody that reduces body fat. In trials on mice, the antibody was found to increase bone mass and reduce adipose tissue (fat)-and while human studies are some way off, the findings could lead to new treatments for weight loss and osteoporosis.
The Vegan Diet Reduces Obesity Risk By Nearly Half, New Research Finds
The reasons for eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables every day aren't top secret, even despite our ongoing attempts to find ways around that reality. We know they provide significant health benefits, from much-needed fiber to crucial vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, much more so than most any other food, particularly the greasy, processed, and meat-based fast and junk foods you're probably thinking about right now.
Obesity gets a boost from the White House
Americans love to chant, "We're No. 1!" But sometimes that's not a good thing - like being the fattest nation in the world. Yep, that's us. USA! USA! According to a recent survey from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the U.S. obesity rate has reached a frightening 38.2% of the population older than 15.
Researchers Trying to Pierce Blood-Brain Barrier for New Alzheimer’s Treatments
Scientists at a Canadian health center hope they can safely break through that protective biological wall to deliver effective drugs directly to the brain. Researchers are focusing on an important biological wall in the human body in their search for new treatments for Alzheimer's disease.