2017 Jun 23

Fruits for Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases

By |2017-06-23T09:07:10-04:00June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death worldwide. Diet comprises a mixture of food compounds that have a significant influence on human health. Accumulating population based studies have indicated that consuming fruits is inversely related to the risk of CVDs.  Important experimental studies have supported the protective role of fruits against CVDs, and [...]

2014 May 2

Treating Diabetes with Exercise

By |2014-05-02T11:59:10-04:00May 2nd, 2014|Categories: Exercise, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, particularly as part of disease prevention rather than cure.  Lifestyle interventions including diet and exercise are the first line of  defense against issues like diabetes, and the associated metabolic diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular disease and hypertension.  The benefits are typically thought of in terms of weight [...]