Mediterranean Diet Most Popular on U.S. Coasts

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Evidence linking a Mediterranean diet to a slew of health benefits is extensive and growing, but new research finds Americans in some regions aren’t taking to it. The increasingly popular eating plan emphasizes fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and olive oil while limiting red meat and other saturated…

A Lonely Heart Poses a Big Health Risk

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — People with heart failure who are socially isolated are more likely to be hospitalized or die prematurely than those who feel connected to others, new research suggests. The study authors said screening heart failure patients to identify those who lack social support might help to improve outcomes. Previous…

Toxins in BBQ Fumes May Be Absorbed Through the Skin

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — When you fire up the grill for your Memorial Day cookout, beware: Those tantalizing aromas hold an underestimated health risk. Grilling meats at a high temperature can produce cancer-causing compounds called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). You can be exposed to significant PAH levels simply by breathing in the…

Is Fasting a Diet Solution?

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Research shows that fasting on alternate days has health benefits, including lowering the amount of inflammation in the body. That’s important because inflammation has been linked to many chronic diseases and keeping it under control can increase longevity. And now there’s growing evidence that fasting can be an…