The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are updated every five years by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The first edition was released in 1980 with... Read more
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About five years ago there was a lot of speculation about whether or not you could be overweight and still considered fit. I haven't heard as much about this lately, but came across a study conducted in the Netherlands which found some obese individuals to not be at increased... Read more
Quinoa (pronounced KEEN - wah) has become a hot commodity the past few months according to a National Restaurant Association survey.
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What is pulse pressure and why are people talking about it?
Pulse pressure refers to the difference between the systolic (top) and diastolic (bottom) blood pressure. If your blood pressure (BP) is 120/80, for instance, your pulse pressure is 120 - 80 = 40 mmHg. A pulse pressure of 40... Read more
A person suffering from a heart or lung disorder is liable to experience high blood pressure. The walls of the blood vessels and arteries located in the lung area tend to constrict due to a primary disorder, hence the patient becomes doubly afflicted as he develops hypertension. The occurrence of hypertension in these... Read more