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Yo-Yo Dieting Is Bad for Your Heart

New research confirms earlier studies suggesting yo-yo dieters have a higher risk for heart attack and stroke than people whose weight is stable.

By Diane Domina

12-Month Plan for a Lighter, Healthier You This Year

Tough time losing weight? Maybe you’re trying to change too many habits at the same time. Try this 12-month approach to make steady progress.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Mindfulness Technique Lowers Stress, Blood Sugar Levels, Improve Weight in Women

A new study suggests that mindfulness techniques can be greatly beneficial to lowering blood sugar and helping women to make strides toward their weight goals.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Why Does Sleep Loss Equal Weight Gain?

Sleep loss affects gene-expression and metabolism, which could explain how sleep disorders impact weight and increase the risk for diabetes and obesity.

By Diane Domina

To Lose Belly Fat, Eat the Right Stuff

According to a review of evidence, the answer to a flat stomach is simple: eat a heart-healthy diet that’s high in fiber and low in saturated fats.

By Diane Domina

7 Tips for Managing Weight Gain With Psoriatic Arthritis

Managing weight gain is especially challenging when living with psoriatic arthritis. Here are seven practical tips, including recognizing triggers, trying low-impact exercises, and getting support.

By Julie Cerrone Croner

Is Your ‘Diverse’ Diet Really Healthy?

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association suggests eating a wide variety of foods to meet nutritional requirements can lead to overeating.

By Diane Domina

My TSH Says I’m Fine – Now What?

Sometimes, your TSH, and even your T3 and T4 tests don’t always give the full picture. If your tests come back “normal,” and you still feel like something is off, you may want to ask your doctor to consider these tests as well.

By Ask HealthCentral

Extra Weight Affects the Heart in Young Adults

Research suggests young adults who are overweight can experience high blood pressure and changes to the heart that can increase heart disease risk later in life.

By Diane Domina

Survivors Reduce Cancer Death Risk with Diet

Cancer survivors can lower their risk of cancer-related death in the future by up to 65 percent through a diverse, low fat diet.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.