Is Whole Grain Intake Associated with Morbidity and Mortality?
Popular diets come and go. While no longer nearly as popular as it was a decade ago, a major emphasis of the Paleo Diet is to avoid grains, including whole grains. Although there is no scientific evidence to support this notion, Paleo enthusiasts claim that grains ‘cause inflammation’, which leads to an increased risk of chronic disease (morbidity) and early death (mortality). Before we look at what the science says, let’s review the basics regarding grains.
Mindset, Commitment and Living Intentionally
In a world that profits from chronic disease, taking care of your body is a rebellious
Do Cardio Fitness Level and Body Mass Index During the Teenage Years Predict Disability in Men Later in Life?
Do fitness and body weight status during the teenage years have any association with the risk of disability later in life? To help answer this question, researchers published results on over one million Swedish male adolescents between the ages of 16 and 19, who were drafted into the military between 1972 and 1994.
Is Midlife Cardiorespiratory Fitness Level a Predictor of Chronic Kidney Disease?
In recent years, it has been shown that regular moderate levels of physical activity are beneficial to kidney health. Here we note that physical activity and CRF are not the same. While there is some correlation between the two, the relationship is only moderate. Physical activity is typically assessed via questionnaire, while CRF as noted previously, can be objectively measured. With that in mind, Cooper Institute researchers sought to determine if there is a relationship between CRF at midlife and the risk of developing CKD later in life.
Is Balance Ability Related to Risk of Death in Older Adults?
Among the more well known components of physical fitness are cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength, flexibility, and body composition. A lesser-known and somewhat underappreciated fitness component is balance, which tends to deteriorate rapidly beyond the age of 55 or so.
Are Stroke Rates Rising Among Young Adults?
Stroke, which is also known as a cerebrovascular accident, is a form of cardiovascular disease that affects the arteries of the brain. In this blog, we will examine stroke hospitalization rates over time in various countries, with a particular emphasis on younger individuals.
New Update to Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
A lot has changed in health research in 10 years, and the latest report shows just how much. On Nov. 12, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (PAGA), 2nd Edition. The report is an update of the 1st Edition of the Guidelines which was published in 2008. Dr. William Haskell, a researcher for The Cooper Institute and professor emeritus at Stanford University, served on the scientific advisory committee for the report and helped shape the new guidelines.
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.
Does Your Ability To Do Pushups Predict Cardiovascular Risk?
Nowadays, just about everyone who is health conscious knows that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women. Examples of CVD events are heart attack, stroke, sudden cardiac arrest, and heart failure.
Can You Name the Warning Signs of Stroke? Think FAST!
Stroke is a form of cardiovascular disease that affects the arteries of the brain. There are two broad categories of stroke. Ischemic strokes occur when an artery bringing oxygen and nutrients to the brain is blocked by blood clots, while hemorrhagic strokes occur when an artery in the brain leaks blood or bursts.
Are Blood Levels of Omega-3 Fatty Acids Related to an Increased Risk of Developing Prostate Cancer?
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in U.S. men, with annual mortality of approximately 32,000. Nearly 175,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. per year. Read how fatty fish can benefit your cardiovascular health.
Legendary “Father of Aerobics” Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper Turned 90
Fitness pioneer and “father of aerobics” Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday, March 4, 2021. In honor of Dr. Cooper, who has inspired millions to exercise for good health, we challenged America and the world to commit to living healthier.
Cardiorespiratory Fitness, the Triglyceride: HDL Ratio and Coronary Heart Disease Mortality Risk in Men
A while back, we talked about the importance of the blood Triglyceride: HDL ratio. To refresh your memory, we calculate the ratio simply by dividing the fasting blood triglyceride level by the blood level of HDL cholesterol.
Are Tight Hip Flexors Contributing to Your Low Back Pain?
Prolonged sitting and activities like jogging and cycling can lead to tight hip flexors and muscle imbalances which contribute to low back pain.
50 Years of Title IX: Spanning Beyond Sports to Improve Bone Health of Girls
As a nation full of soccer moms and dads can attest
Does Being a “Weekend Warrior” Exerciser Help to Reduce Mortality Risk?
While most health and fitness enthusiasts are quite familiar with the most recent Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
Does Usual Walking Speed Predict Survival in Older Adults?
Once individuals achieve the age of 65, they are considered to be a ‘senior citizen.