En español | Every year the Washington, D.C., consumer-watchdog group Center for Science in the Public Interest ( CSPI) takes a look at menus from the country’s top chain restaurants and figures out which meals are so mind-blowingly unhealthy, they deserve some kind of dishonorable mention.
Michael Clarke Duncan was full of life just three years ago. The then-54-year-old actor was at the pinnacle of his career. His Academy Award-nominated performance as John Coffey in The Green Mile is still revered.
Two new studies suggest that people with high blood pressure may do an even better job than their doctors at lowering it, especially if insurance would pay for a good blood-pressure monitoring kit to use at home.
A large international study questions the conventional advice that all people should cut their salt intake to the bone. Too much salt is bad, especially for those over 60 or those who already have high blood pressure, but too little salt may be just as bad, the scientists said.
I apparently have had diabetes for many years but haven't paid much attention to it other than maybe not eating the third slice of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving and using less than a cup of salt on my french fries. Today, I know better.
Some people claim it's not Thanksgiving without a mushy green bean casserole on the table, but others - myself included - say it's time to dump this 50's era corporate concoction and come up with something healthier and better-tasting.
Too much unhealthy trans fat, too little healthy fish - that's basically the reason a Washington nutrition action group has named Long John Silver's "Big Catch" the worst restaurant meal in America.
For years we've been told to slash our sodium consumption to protect against strokes, heart attacks and high blood pressure. But now an influential committee says there's no scientific evidence that a very low-salt diet cuts the risk of heart disease.
The following is a guest post by Janet Wright, MD, FACC, Executive Direction of Million Heartsâ„¢, a national initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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