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Nutrition For The Elderly  - Geriatric Nutrition  - Adapting Diet & Lifestyle For Changing Needs

Nutrition For The Elderly - Geriatric Nutrition - Adapting Diet & Lifestyle For Changing Needs

This article highlights the problems of geriatric nutrition along with seniors nutritional needs and tips for healthy eating. Geriatric nutrition applies nutrition principles to delay effects of aging and disease, to aid in the management of the physical, psychological, and psychosocial changes commonly associated with growing old 

Tags: Alzheimers & Nutrition, Anemia, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition, Osteoporosis, Seniors Health

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The Importance of Exercise For The Elderly - Preventive & Curative

The Importance of Exercise For The Elderly - Preventive & Curative

Physical inactivity / lack of exercise in the elderly is a major risk factor for developing coronary artery disease. It also contributes to obesity, high blood pressure, low HDL cholesterol and diabetes. Even modest levels of physical activity are beneficial for seniors and those above 65 years. Exercises For Elderly People. Exercise comes in many forms and varieties, including strength building exercises. Regular exercise effectively assists senior/ elderly individuals to exercise and move without putting undo pressure on bones and muscles 

Tags: Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Diabetes Prevention, Exercise and Yoga, Healthy Lifestyle, Seniors Health

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Revised RDA for Vitamin D and Calcium - An Ongoing Debate!

Revised RDA for Vitamin D and Calcium - An Ongoing Debate!

Revised RDA for Vitamin D and Calcium - the article elaborates the recommendations of the 14 member expert committee convened by the Institute of Medicine, at the request of the United States and Canadian governments which examined data of nearly 1,000 publications to determine how much vitamin D and calcium people were getting, and how much was really required for optimal health. A Dutch study revealed that a deficiency of Vitamin D can be responsible for development of metabolic syndrome in the elderly. 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Heart Health, Hypertension, Metabolic Syndrome, Nutrition, Obesity / Weight Loss, Pre-Diabetes, Sedentary Lifestyle, Seniors Health, Smoking

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For Diabetics - Managing Your  Diabetes Puzzle.

For Diabetics - Managing Your Diabetes Puzzle.

For diabetics, understanding how their body responds to food, exercise, stress, and medications including insulin is critical. They need to put the pieces of their individual puzzles together to prevent dangerous swings in their glucose levels. and lead a stable, healthy life. 

Tags: Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Diabetes, Diabetes Management, Diabetes Prevention, Gestational Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Pre-Diabetes, Screening, Type 1 Diabetes - Juvenile Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes - Insulin Dependent Diabetes

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Can Exposure to Excessive Noise Pollution Be An Occupational Risk for CVD

Can Exposure to Excessive Noise Pollution Be An Occupational Risk for CVD

People who work in noisy places are at increased risk for cardiovascular diseases if they have pre-existing heart conditions and are smokers. 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Health Hazards, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Hypertension, Mental Health, Smoking

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I Am Young & Healthy, Then Why Is My Total Cholesterol Above 200?

I Am Young & Healthy, Then Why Is My Total Cholesterol Above 200?

This article talks about - If you are young and healthy and your annual report shows your total cholesterol to be above 200 - what are the causes for high cholesterol. Is it dangerous for your heart health? What should you eat tolower it. 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Cholesterol, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Diabetes Management, Diabetes Prevention, Eat Healthy, Health Hazards, Heart Health, Men's Health, Obesity / Weight Loss, Smoking

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Osteoporosis - World Osteoporosis Day - October 20th, 2010 - Don't Bend To Osteoporosis!

Osteoporosis - World Osteoporosis Day - October 20th, 2010 - Don't Bend To Osteoporosis!

On the occasion of World Osteoporosis Day - October 20th, 2010 - Osteoporosis is a common disease affecting the elderly population. A common concern is whether it can be reversed. The article emphasizes the role of exercise and dietary and lifestyle changes which can improve bone density even after osteoporosis has set in. 

Tags: Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Eat Healthy, Exercise and Yoga, Fitness, General health, Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition, Nutritional Supplements, Osteoporosis, Screening, Sedentary Lifestyle, Seniors Health, Women's Health

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Is Soy a Good Alternative Protein For The Elderly?

Is Soy a Good Alternative Protein For The Elderly?

The aging body needs smarter not lesser nutrition. Due to physiological c hanges, the elderly may cut down on intake of protein rich foods. When kept within limits endorsed by the USDA, soy can easily be included as a safe protein source in the diet of the elderly. 

Tags: Alzheimers & Nutrition, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Diabetes Management, General health, Healthy Foods, Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition, Nutrition Counseling, Osteoporosis, Seniors Health

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Weight Gain - An Easy Transition From FIT to FAT...

Weight Gain - An Easy Transition From FIT to FAT...

Even short phases of overeating and lack of adequate exercise in normal weight young adults can lead to long term weight gain and changes in body composition. 

Tags: Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Diet, Eat Healthy, Food Fads, Health Hazards, Healthy Foods, Nutrition, Nutritional Myths, Obesity / Weight Loss

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Do We Need 'Global' Uniform Nutrition Guidelines To Specifically Combat Chronic Lifestyle Diseases?

Do We Need 'Global' Uniform Nutrition Guidelines To Specifically Combat Chronic Lifestyle Diseases?

Chronic lifestyle diseases are one of the leading causes of death globally. Though there are many organizations like the World Health Organization and Dietetic and Nutrition authorities from various developed countries, which have addressed the need of issuing nutrition guidelines, there is still a lack of co-ordination for the same. Are uniform nutrition guidelines the need of the hour to tackle this lifestyle epidemic? 

Tags: Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Diabetes Prevention, Dietitians, Food Fads, Global Dietetics Forum, Healthy Lifestyle, Morbid Obesity, Nutrition, Obesity / Weight Loss, Screening

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Alcohol Consumption & Aging – New Developments

Alcohol Consumption & Aging – New Developments

Recently, the National Institute of Health - Senior Health issued a warning for older adults on the health risks of alcohol consumption. The body reacts differently to alcohol as it ages, and because alcohol consumption can have undesirable consequences on the health of the elderly hence they must reduce their consumption with age. The health benefits of moderate* alcohol consumption have been controversial but what is a well known fact is that heavy drinking puts one at high risk for several chronic diseases. 

Tags: Alcohol Abuse, Alzheimers & Nutrition, Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Health Hazards, Healthy Lifestyle, Seniors Health

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Your GUT & Nutrition - Upper Gastro intestinal Tract Diseases

Your GUT & Nutrition - Upper Gastro intestinal Tract Diseases

The gastrointestinal tract is prone to many diseases ranging from mild to fatal. Diet and lifestyle factors are highly responsible for many of these avoidable conditions. 

Tags: Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Diet, Gastritis, General health, Healthy Lifestyle, Ulcers

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Diabetes & Liver Disease

Diabetes & Liver Disease

The negative impact of diabetes on the cardiovascular, renal, nervous and retinal systems is well recognized and regular screening for complications with these systems is advised by health care providers world over. However, awareness about diabetes potential complications on the liver, an organ that plays a central and crucial role in the regulation of carbohydrate metabolism and maintenance of blood glucose levels is still falling short. 

Tags: Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Diabetes, Diabetes Management, Drugs, Gestational Diabetes, Healthy Lifestyle, Pre-Diabetes, Renal Diseases, Type 1 Diabetes - Juvenile Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes - Insulin Dependent Diabetes, Vitamins & Supplements

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The Importance of Glycemic Index

The Importance of Glycemic Index

Glycemic Index has gained a lot of attention in the last few years. Though it is mostly used by the diabetic population, sometimes those who want to lose weight also use this tool. 

Tags: Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Diabetes, Diabetes Management, Diet, Gestational Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Nutrition, Obesity / Weight Loss, Pre-Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes - Juvenile Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes - Insulin Dependent Diabetes

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Soy Consumption And Cardiovascular Diseases - Are The Claims Warranted?

Soy Consumption And Cardiovascular Diseases - Are The Claims Warranted?

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death globally. According to WHO statistics, by 2030, it is predicted that almost 23.6 million people may die from CVDs, mainly from heart disease and stroke. Diet especially soy consumption has received considerable attention as a CVD prevention strategy. 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Cholesterol, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Diet, Heart Health, Hypertension, Nutrition

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Men's Health - Time To Revisit Screening!

Men's Health - Time To Revisit Screening!

Now that Father's Day 2010 is approaching, make yourself... A 'Preventive Health & Wellness Pledge' that over the next couple of weeks you will get yourself screened for preventable diseases: 

Tags: Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Diabetes Prevention, Eat Healthy, Exercise and Yoga, Healthy Lifestyle, Men's Health

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HbA1c - Should I Get Tested?

HbA1c - Should I Get Tested?

The HbA1c is a simple tool to show how much blood sugar is in your hemoglobin. It can be a strong indicator for pre-diabetes or full blown diabetes and its results can help preempt and set up an interventional program to prevent the onset of diabetes. 

Tags: Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Diabetes, Diabetes Management, Diabetes Prevention, Gestational Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Pre-Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes - Juvenile Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes - Insulin Dependent Diabetes

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Men- It’s Time To Address Your Stress

Men- It’s Time To Address Your Stress

How many times do we convince ourselves that over stretching our brains with work, family life, financial issues as well as health concerns will not impact our long term health. 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Exercise and Yoga, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Hypertension, Men's Health, Mental Health, Sedentary Lifestyle, Sleep Deprivation, Smoking

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