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Rhabdomyolysis Makes the News in Texas Once Again!
January 26, 2023
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Wellness

Rhabdomyolysis Makes the News in Texas Once Again!

It would be difficult to find a sane and rational person who disagreed with the statement that regular exercise is good for you, and that more is better within reasonable limits. For the beginner exerciser however, or for those who are unaccustomed to certain exercises, the question of ‘how much is too much?’ becomes extremely important.

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Can Drinking Alkaline Water Help to Prevent Disease?
January 19, 2023
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Nutrition

Can Drinking Alkaline Water Help to Prevent Disease?

As you browse the bottled water aisle of the supermarket, you will notice a fair amount of alkaline water products. You will also notice that alkaline water is considerably more expensive than standard bottled water. Have you ever wondered why alkaline water is manufactured and sold in the first place and why people might want to drink it? Let’s dive in! (pun intended).

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Rating the Diets: U.S. News and World Report Annual Rankings for 2023
January 5, 2023
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Nutrition

Rating the Diets: U.S. News and World Report Annual Rankings for 2023

It’s that time of year again! Countless numbers of individuals will make a resolution to lose weight in 2023. For 2023, a team of 33 nutrition experts including Registered Dietitians, physicians, weight loss researchers, and nutrition scientists rated the effectiveness of 24 different diets in the following areas: overall score, overall weight loss score, and healthiness score.

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How Do the Number of Abnormal Inflammatory Biomarkers Affect Your Risk of Coronary Heart Disease?
December 20, 2022
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Healthy Aging

How Do the Number of Abnormal Inflammatory Biomarkers Affect Your Risk of Coronary Heart Disease?

As you may be aware, chronic inflammation a hot topic in the health research field, and is associated with a number of adverse health outcomes including coronary heart disease (CHD). CHD is best thought of as a condition where one or more coronary arteries have significant blockages present; this in turn often leads to heart attack.

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How Do Fitness Level and Body Weight Status Predict the Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes in Women?
November 30, 2022
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How Do Fitness Level and Body Weight Status Predict the Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes in Women?

Over the past 40 years, there has been a sharp increase in the worldwide prevalence of type 2 diabetes in women. While some of the increase is likely due to the increased prevalence of obesity in recent decades, an additional important risk factor for type 2 diabetes is physical inactivity.

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Do statin drugs increase your risk of developing diabetes?
November 21, 2022
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Do statin drugs increase your risk of developing diabetes?

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in developed countries. Statin drugs are commonly used to decrease blood levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, and have been clearly shown to significantly decrease the risk of cardiovascular morbidity (illness) and mortality (death). Currently, about 35 million American adults are on statin therapy.

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November is National Diabetes Month! Do You Know Your Hemoglobin A1C Number?
November 14, 2022
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Wellness

November is National Diabetes Month! Do You Know Your Hemoglobin A1C Number?

A normal fasting blood glucose level is between 70-99 mg/dL. Individuals with fasting glucose levels between 100-125 mg/dL on two separate occasions have prediabetes,

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Tips for a healthier Thanksgiving
November 10, 2022
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Nutrition

Tips for a healthier Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! That day of extreme gluttony and couch cruising that kicks off a season of calorie imbalance.

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What is Prediabetes and Why is it Important?
November 7, 2022
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What is Prediabetes and Why is it Important?

If you are a Cooper Institute follower, then you are probably aware that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in all developed countries.

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Does Usual Walking Speed Predict Survival in Older Adults?
October 10, 2022
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Healthy Aging

Does Usual Walking Speed Predict Survival in Older Adults?

Once individuals achieve the age of 65, they are considered to be a ‘senior citizen.

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