Physical activity may diminish the negative impact of a high-salt diet on blood pressure, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that the more people exercise, the less their blood pressure will rise in response to a high-salt diet.
Though repeatedly linked to neurological deficits in children and unborn babies, Americans’ level of exposure to mercury from sources such as fish is not associated with a higher risk of heart disease, stroke or other cardiovascular disease, a new study suggests.
Building on prior research that produced inconsistent results, scientists from Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston evaluated data from two separate studies on more than 173,000 men and women who answered questions about their medical history, risk factors, disease incidence and lifestyle.
Think veggie chips are more virtuous than potato chips? And that turkey burgers have less fat than those made from ground beef? Think again. Many foods that seem healthy are actually fat traps in disguise.
• Pretzels. You may think that with only 1 gram of fat per serving, pretzels are a virtuous snack choice. However, pretzels are essentially refined carbohydrates that offer barely any nutritional benefits and an overdose of salt. Just 10 pretzels can contribute to more than half of the 1.5 grams of sodium a person needs each day. Instead, snack on popcorn. It’s whole grain, high in fiber and only about 100 calories per cup.
People of normal weight eat more when they sleep less, a small new study finds.
Columbia University researchers discovered that sleep-deprived adults ate almost 300 calories more a day on average than those who got enough sleep. And the extra calories mostly came from saturated fat, which can spell trouble for waistlines.
The Village Hospital has scheduled the following classes, screenings and seminars this month: