Mayo Clinic Minute: Yo-Yo dieting hard on a woman’s heart

You have a big event coming up and need to fit into that great dress. So you crash diet ─ only to gain it all back again. If this sounds familiar, you could be yo-yo dieting. But research shows yo-yo dieting, also called weight cycling, is hard on your heart. Dr. Amy Pollak says one way […]

Housecall: Is added sugar lurking in your healthy diet?

THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES Added sugar: Don’t get sabotaged Added sugar can lead to unwanted calories and health problems. See where it may be lurking in your diet and how to cut back. Antibiotics: Misuse puts you and others at risk Did you know that antibiotics can’t treat colds, the flu and most sore throats? […]

Dieta MIND incorpora una amplia variedad de alimentos sanos, de manera que la mayoría de personas puede seguirla sin peligro

ESTIMADA MAYO CLINIC: ¿Qué es exactamente la dieta MIND y puede en realidad servir para evitar la demencia? ¿Es verdad que esta dieta es sana para todos? RESPUESTA: La dieta MIND es una combinación de otras dos dietas sanas, de manera que es una alternativa buena para la salud. Los resultados de un estudio reciente […]

Mayo Clinic Q and A: MIND diet includes variety of healthy foods, is safe for most

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What exactly is the MIND diet, and can it really help prevent dementia? Is it a healthy diet for everyone? ANSWER: The MIND diet is a combination of two other healthy diets, so it is a healthy option. Results from a recent study show that, over time, older adults who followed the […]

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Long-term benefits and risks of intermittent fasting aren’t yet known

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is intermittent fasting for weight loss safe? What are the risks of short-term diets that are very low-calorie? ANSWER: Recent research has found that using intermittent fasting for weight loss may have some benefits in the short term. But at this point, the long-term effects of this type of diet or other […]

Mayo Clinic Minute: Fat is not inert – it’s active

You may know that people who are overweight have an increased risk of heart disease and other conditions. Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, says what you might not know is that body fat is more than just excess baggage. It’s an active substance that can negatively affect your heart health. Watch: The Mayo […]

Mayo Clinic Minute: Statins plus lifestyle equals healthy life

Statins are medications that reduce your risk of a heart attack and stroke by lowering your cholesterol. Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, says people should combine statins with a heart-healthy lifestyle to get the most benefit. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:59) is in the downloads at the end of […]

Mayo Clinic Minute: How cutting calories helps your heart

Obesity is associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, says cutting calories may help improve the heart health of many adults, even if they’re not overweight. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:59) is in the downloads at the end of the post. Please “Courtesy: […]

Mayo Clinic Minute: Does eating red meat affect heart health?

Red meat consumption has long been associated with increased risk of diseases, such as heart attack and stroke. A new study suggests that meat may not be so bad after all. Nevertheless, Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, says that limiting red meat in your diet is still important for heart health. Watch: The […]

Consumer Health: Alzheimer’s disease prevention — what can you do now?

Can diet and exercise prevent Alzheimer’s disease?You may have heard that certain lifestyle behaviors can prevent Alzheimer’s disease. The scientific evidence remains unclear, though. The most consistent data support cardiovascular exercise and a Mediterranean diet as two lifestyle behaviors that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more from Dr. Jonathan Graff-Radford, a Mayo Clinic […]

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