Women with a Heart-healthy Diet in Midlife Are Less Likely to Report Cognitive Decline Later

Adhering to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet starting in middle-age could potentially reduce the risk of cognitive decline in women, according to a recent study. After about 30-years of follow-up, women who closely followed the DASH diet experienced 17-percent lower odds of reporting more than one cognitive

Study Suggests Even More Reasons to Eat Your Fiber

Researchers have found that plant foods with insoluble fiber, such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, and whole grains, contain unique bioactives, including beta-carotene, lycopene, quercetin, and lutein. Bioactives have been associated with health benefits, such as lower incidence of Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, researchers noted that plant byproducts

Know Your Nutrients: Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)

Vitamin B12 has several critical roles in human nutrition. On its own, vitamin B12 is required for the creation of cellular energy from dietary fats and proteins. It is also associated with the production of hemoglobin; as such, vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to hemoglobin-deficient anemia. The other functions of

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: An Overview

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC) are two types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Neither of these conditions can be cured, but proper disease management can help reduce symptom burden and increase quality of life.  Crohn’s Disease Crohn’s disease is a chronic condition that causes inflammation and irritation in the

Workplace Flexibility May Support Cardiovascular Health 

November 15, 2023: Researchers found that introducing flexibility into the workplace supported the cardiovascular health of adults aged 45 years or older and those who had increased cardiovascular disease risks. Through a 12-month program, hundreds of adults from two industries—IT and long-term care—participated in workplace wellness training. Before and after

Cut Salt, Cut blood pressure

A recent study demonstrated that 72 percent of adults aged 50 to 80 years who reduced sodium intake by about one teaspoon per day for one week experienced a decrease in systolic blood pressure. There was a 1- to 2-point greater reduction in blood pressure when switching from a high-sodium

A Brief Overview of the Nervous System and Its Functions

The nervous system is a complex network that controls and coordinates the various functions of the human body. It can be divided into two main parts: the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system.1,2 Central Nervous System (CNS) The CNS comprises the brain and the spinal cord. The brain

An Introduction to Resistance Band Training

Resistance band training is a form of strength training that utilizes large rubber bands, which can be used to strengthen muscles anywhere on the body. Resistance band training provides an effective, portable, and versatile alternative to traditional gym equipment.1,2 Research has shown that resistance band training might help improve hand

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About Nutrition Health Review & The Vegetus Foundation

The Vegetus Foundation was founded by Frank Ray Rifkin, a former member of United States Army and serviceman in World War II, as a charitable endeavor dedicated to helping Americans improve their quality of life through education on healthy living. In 1979, shortly after the starting Foundation, Frank Ray published the first issue of Nutrition Health Review—the Consumer’s Medical Journal® (NHR)—to assist the Vegetus Foundation in achieving its mission. Since that time, over 150 issues of NHR have been published.

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