A new study from Washington University in St. Louis sheds light on the possible connection between diabetes and Alzheimer’s by showing elevated blood sugar levels in mice can significantly increase the amount of amyloid beta—a type of brain plaque associated with Alzheimer’s. Learn more
Women need to take note of their financial status because it could affect their health. A new study presented at the American Heart Association found women who are stressed out by financial troubles may have an increase in heart attack risk. Learn more
It’s been widely reported that a sedentary lifestyle and prolonged sitting can increase a person’s risk for a variety of diseases and even death. But what can you do to combat this risk? Get up for two minutes every hour for a walk, according to new research. The study findings were published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Learn more
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Making the right food choices is never simple. Now, a study at the University of Southern California concludes that fructose--the sugar found in fruits, honey and corn syrup--may ramp up your cravings for high-calorie foods. Learn more