WEDNESDAY, Oct. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that it is lowering the recommended levels of sodium in processed, packaged and prepared foods. The goal of the new, voluntary guideline is to help reduce Americans’ average sodium intake from 3,400 milligrams (mg) toContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Oct. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Trying to slim down? Diet drinks aren’t likely to help, researchers warn. And those containing the artificial sweetener sucralose may even increase food cravings and appetite in women and people who are obese, according to a University of Southern California study. “There isContinue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People with high blood pressure that doesn’t respond to treatment may have more success by following the DASH diet and joining a supervised diet and exercise program, a new study suggests. DASH is short for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension — a regimenContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept.1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Sugar is killing Americans in droves, according to researchers who found that reducing the sweetener in packaged foods and beverages could prevent more than 2 million strokes, heart attacks and cardiac arrests. Less sugary packaged foods and drinks would also curb nearly a half-millionContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Aug. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Heart attack survivors could gain more than seven healthy years of life if they take the right medications and improve their lifestyle, new research estimates. Unfortunately, studies have found, heart attack survivors rarely get optimal control over their risk factors. The new researchContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Aug. 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A diet rich in fresh veggies, fruit and fiber has meaningful benefits for people with diabetes, a new research review confirms. Doctors have long recommended this kind of “low-glycemic” eating regimen to help patients manage their diabetes and keep blood sugar levels steady.Continue Reading

MONDAY, Aug. 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Seniors, it may be easier than you think to undo the damage of decades of bad eating and precious little exercise. New research shows that cutting just 250 calories a day and exercising moderately could lead to not only weight loss but improvedContinue Reading