Three Simple Lifesaving Strategies for Good Health

Updated May 4, 2015 A recent survey conducted by AARP found that the top concern on the minds of African Americans over 50 is staying healthy. With that in mind, I want to spotlight health disparities in the black community and how we can stay healthier and live longer. According to the CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report — United States, 2013, here are some of the disparities: African American adults develop diabetes at twice the rate of white adults. African Americans …

Qué cantidad de carbohidratos consumir al día —3 recetas ‘low carbs’

Seguro conoces a alguien que o está “controlando los carbohidratos” o está “haciendo una dieta baja en carbohidratos”. Generalmente las personas que controlan o cuentan los carbohidratos es porque padecen diabetes. El resto, solo busca perder esas libras que nuestros amigos los carbohidratos nos suman cuando se almacenan como grasa. Pero, ¿es realmente una buena idea reducir o hasta eliminar los carbohidratos de nuestras dietas, como aconsejan varios programas populares? Según explica Sonia Murgueytio Jurado, dietista registrada de la Mayo …

Night Owls at Higher Risk for Diabetes, Health Problems

If you’re middle-aged and a night owl, you’re at a much higher risk for diabetes and other health problems than your early-riser friends — even if you’re getting the same amount of sleep as they are. A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism examined the health difference between what researchers call “evening and morning chronotypes” — people whose natural sleep-wake cycles make them either night owls or morning people. The aim was to see whether …

Pants Too Tight? Could Be That Diet Soda

For older adults who think drinking diet soda helps their waistline, this will be hard to swallow: New research suggests that the more you drink of those artificially sweetened beverages, the bigger your belly grows. A new study of adults age 65-plus found that those who drank diet soda daily gained triple the inches of those who never drank it. The study is the latest to find that diet soda doesn’t actually help us diet. Instead, it may have the …

Want to Lose Weight? Add This One Thing to Your Diet

You want to get to a healthy weight, but let’s face it — diets can have a lot of complicated rules. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was just one simple thing to add to what you eat each day to help you shed some pounds? University of Massachusetts Medical School researchers wondered the same thing, and now they think they have an answer: Eat more fiber. In a yearlong study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, those who …

La falta de vitamina D, ¿puede ponerte en riesgo de padecer diabetes?

Durante los meses de invierno los niveles de vitamina D suelen bajar por la falta de exposición al sol. Y no nos damos cuenta, pasan los días y no hacemos el más mínimo contacto con un rayito de sol. Pero de repente comenzamos a sentirnos deprimidos, vamos al médico y, ¿qué encuentra? Que tenemos un déficit de vitamina D. Fotos: 6 maneras de vencer la diabetes. La carencia de vitamina D no solo nos afecta el estado de ánimo sino …