Coconut oil has had a meteoric rise in popularity thanks to its ‘superfood’ marketing angle. One of the big claims made about its ‘heart health’ benefits has been called into question by a recent review of the scientific evidence.Coconut oil certainly is attracting a lot of attention for its many claimed health benefits. Many of the health claims though represent marketing … [Read more...] about Crazy in the coconut oil: those ‘heart health’ claims need therapy
Fruits and vegetables are good for you. A major review has now shown just how good they are in adding years and health to your life. Perhaps the secret to life is to just eat vegetables to live longer.There are many areas of controversy in the field of nutrition, but there is one thing everyone can agree on: fruits and vegetables are good for health, and we should eat … [Read more...] about Eat vegetables to live longer
There is a lot of focus put on the effects of excess weight on heart health. Yet being physically active is just as important in protecting against heart disease, especially once a woman gets beyond 30 years of age.How a person chooses to live their life has the biggest impact on their long-term health. Excess weight, smoking, poor diet, too much alcohol and little physical … [Read more...] about Inactivity a greater heart disease risk to women than excess weight
Vitamin D is attracting more than its fair share of attention in both the scientific and public spotlight. Long known for its role in keeping bones healthy, there is a growing list of health benefits being linked to this so called 'sunshine vitamin'. The list of disease candidates is long and includes diabetes, cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, obesity, autoimmune … [Read more...] about Is it time to shine for vitamin D?
A comprehensive scientific review has concluded that a range of popular vitamin and antioxidant supplements fail badly in showing any evidence that they can help cut the risk of heart disease.Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of death in developed countries and is largely influenced by food and lifestyle choices. CVD is an umbrella term which includes heart … [Read more...] about Antioxidant supplements no help in preventing heart disease