Public Health

Cholesterol Is Rising In Asian Countries, Dropping In The West

A few decades ago, Asian diets were regarded as superior because lower incomes meant they ate less meat- and those who were tested had less cholesterol, a substance found in the blood that the body uses to build healthy cells, but which can lead to a build ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 16 2020 - 10:41am

New Study: Beef In A Healthy Diet Does Not Increase Risk Of Heart Attacks

For decades there has been a statistical controversy about meat. By statistical I mean it was never a real health issue. Instead, though we clearly evolved to eat it, epidemiologists statistically correlated meat to dying and said therefore we shouldn' ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 19 2020 - 10:58am

American Cancer Society Nutrition Statements Are More Aspirational Wellness Than Evidence-Based Guidelines

Can you prevent cancer? Not really. The number one risk factor for cancer is old age, if you live long enough you are likely to get some form or another. Despite the beliefs of the Longevity crowd, we are biologically self-terminating. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 29 2020 - 12:27pm

Confused About What To Eat? You're Not Alone, But Science Instead Of Hype Can Help

Do you feel like nutritionists are always changing their minds? Do you want science-based information about diet but don’t know whom or what to believe? If you’re nodding in agreement, you’re not alone: More than 80% of Americans are befuddled. Yet it’s a ...

Article - The Conversation - Jun 30 2020 - 2:45pm

Obesity Is A Co-Morbidity In Everything, Including COVID-19

Coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease it brings does not discriminate on race, creed, or color, but it does target people with pre-existing conditions. Like age, respiratory issues, and obesity, which are risk factors for nearly everything. And that can tra ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 6 2020 - 3:49pm

Asthma Doesn't Increase Risk Or Severity Of COVID-19

Though old age, respiratory issues, blood clots, and obesity are risk factors for likelihood and severity of COVID-19, one group in the respiratory section needn't worry more; asthmatics. Asthma does not appear to increase the risk for a person contra ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 6 2020 - 4:31pm

For Moms With COVID-19 And The Medical Community, Race And Ethnicity Are Irrelevant

Though there is concern about inequality in outcomes when it comes to medicine, how much is due to lifestyle choices and the co-morbidities they bring and if any is prejudice by care providers is unclear. Yet data can inform smaller populations. And an ana ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 21 2020 - 4:57pm

Nerves Embedded In Body Fat Boost Its Calorie-Burning Capacity

There is no magic food that causes weight gain, in every study people who consume fewer calories than they burn lose weight while people who consume more gain it. Energy balance, like evolution and Einstein, has survived all challengers.  Yet the biology u ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 23 2020 - 1:06pm

Americans Are Consuming Less Sugar Than In Decades

Though the world is facing on obesity crisis, at least in the U.S. the culprit is not sugar, it's too many calories of other kinds. Americans are actually eating less sugar than two decades ago, partially thanks to non-nutritive sweeteners. The analys ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 29 2020 - 11:38am

Marriage Is Healthy For Men But Bad For Women? Results Show The Opposite

Men who live alone and have a smaller social network are less likely to be obese than women who have the same lifestyle, according to results found in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging survey. This debunks the cultural trope that marriage is worse f ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 31 2020 - 12:21pm