How much fiber should I eat per day?

How much fiber should I eat per day?

Fiber is an essential part of a healthful diet, and most Americans do not meet the recommended daily guidelines. A less common problem is when a person eats too much fiber too quickly, which can cause digestive problems. It is important to consume the right amount of...
What is biceps tenodesis?

What is biceps tenodesis?

Aches & Pain Biceps tenodesis is a surgery to repair the biceps tendon. This procedure is typically used when the biceps tendon causes pain in and around the shoulder. Inflammation and wear and tear to the tendon due to injury, overuse, and aging are some of the...
Are humans still evolving?

Are humans still evolving?

In this Spotlight, we ask whether modern humans are still evolving or whether we have stepped out of the path of natural selection. Does Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution still apply to modern humans? Charles Darwin published his totemic work on evolution —...

Is butter good or bad for cholesterol?

Heart Health Butter contains saturated and trans fats, both of which may increase the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, or bad cholesterol, in a person’s blood. Most of the saturated fat in our diet comes from animal products, including red meat, eggs,...

How much should seniors exercise to improve brain function?

To boost their reasoning skills and the brain’s processing speed, seniors may need to exercise for 52 hours over a period of 6 months, concludes a new study. The good news is that low-intensity exercise such as walking has the same benefits — as long as...
What to know about non-fasting triglyceride tests

What to know about non-fasting triglyceride tests

Heart Health A triglyceride test, part of a cholesterol panel, is a blood test that measures the levels of triglycerides in the blood. Triglyceride levels may be measured either when a person is fasting or not fasting. Triglyceride levels in the blood increase after a...
What can I take for PMDD?

What can I take for PMDD?

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is a type of premenstrual syndrome. It causes irritability, anxiety, and fatigue. Medications are available to treat the disorder, but some people may prefer to try natural treatments first to reduce stress, enhance relaxation, and...
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