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Dietary Fiber Intake and Cardiometabolic Risks among US Adults, NHANES 1999-2010

After you read this study, you may resolve to change your diet. The benefits of dietary fiber on cardiovascular risk reduction have been documented.1, 2, 3, 4 Specifically, epidemiologic data suggest a protective relationship between dietary fiber and risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including components of the metabolic syndrome,5, 6 and related risks such as cardiovascular inflammation.7, 8 Dietary fiber intake is thought […]

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Science of Kissing

Philematology: The Science of Kissing. A Message for the Marital Month of June A friend recently sent me a list of “kissing facts” taken from an Internet website. Having reviewed this list, it occurred to me that the information was not necessarily evidence-based. Nevertheless, because it is now June, a time when many marriages occur, […]

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Diet & Healthy Aging

Does Overall Diet in Midlife Predict Future Aging Phenotypes? A Cohort Study Does your diet predict your likelihood of healthy aging? Abstract  Background The impact of diet on specific age-related diseases has been studied extensively, but few investigations have adopted a more holistic approach to determine the association of diet with overall health at older […]

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Promoting Health to Preschoolers

Targeting Preschool Children to Promote Cardiovascular Health: Cluster Randomized Trial School programs can be effective in modifying knowledge, attitudes, and habits relevant to long-term risk of chronic diseases associated with sedentary lifestyles. As part of a long-term research strategy, we conducted an educational intervention in preschool facilities to assess changes in preschoolers’ knowledge, attitudes, and […]

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Jan 2013: Learning Healthy Behaviors

Can healthy habits learned as very young children translate into long-term healthy lifestyles? Editor-in-chief Dr. Joseph S. Alpert reviews new research in the January 2013 issue of The American Journal of Medicine.

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Toward Healthier Lifestyles

Moving Countries Toward Healthier Lifestyles Unhealthy habits learned during childhood often persist through adulthood; so, why not teach healthy habits during early childhood to see if they persist? This issue of The American Journal of Medicine contains an article that describes the success of a powerful new tool for changing lifestyle habits related to healthy […]

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