September 2016 Newsletter


Vacation Weight Gain Increases Chance of Premature Death For Men

We have all come home from a great summer vacation, only to find that our pants don’t fit so well. That extra eating and drinking led to a bigger waistline, and that is not the only downside. A new study shows that being even slightly overweight can increase your risk of dying prematurely, especially for men. For men, if you can lose 10% of your body weight, your risk of dying before the age of 70 is reduced by 20%. Read More


Eating Vitamin C May Help You Live Longer

No big surprise, another recent study, this one in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that eating more fruits and vegetables is good for your health. The study also showed that people who ate the most vitamin C were the least likely to develop heart disease or die prematurely. Read More


Americans Don’t Eat Enough Fruits And Vegetables

Only 13% of U.S. adults eat the recommended amounts of fruit and less than 9% eat enough vegetables. People in California had the healthiest diet, while fruit and vegetable consumption in Tennessee and Mississippi were the lowest in the country. “Fruits and vegetables are major contributors of important nutrients that are typically lacking from Americans’ diets and they can protect against many leading causes of illness and death like heart disease, stroke and some cancers,” said Latetia V. Moore of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the CDC. “Eating fruits and vegetables in place of foods that are high in calories, added sugars, and solid fat can also help with weight management.” Read More 



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