Nutrition and Cancer

By Paul Kennedy

Topic of the WeekJuly 10th, 2017Nutrition and CancerIt seems that everything in the modern world is related to increases in the incidence of cancer. Moreover, it also seems that there is little that we can do about that fact other than avoiding those circumstances or situations that may cause it. For example, lung cancer is far more prevalent in smokers than in non-smokers (although ab

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Sarcopenia

By Paul Kennedy

Topic of the Week July 3rd, 2017  SarcopeniaOne of the issues associated with aging is a “condition” known as sarcopenia or age related loss of muscle. For many, loss of muscle tissue seems to be accepted as an inevitable factor of aging that cannot be avoided. Nothing could be further from the truth. Sarcopenia results in decreased strength, reduced physical

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Guidelines for Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Women

By Paul Kennedy

Topic of the Week June 19th, 2017Guidelines for Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in WomenThe American Heart Association periodically updates its guidelines for the prevention for cardiovascular disease in women. The guidelines are really a look at long-term as well as short-term prevention. The leading cause of death in women is heart disease and stroke with heart disease accou

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The Wonderful World of Research

By Paul Kennedy

Topic of the Week June 12th, 2017The Wonderful World of ResearchThe fitness and nutrition “industry” many times relies on the hopes, fears and comparative ignorance of the American public to sell products. Whether it be equipment, foods, supplements or diet plans, the problem is not in getting information to the public, it is getting the public to accurately assess how

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Cholesterol

By Paul Kennedy

Topic of the Week June 5th, 2017Cholesterol Although the body produces cholesterol (since it IS an essential nutrient that is critical to the production of vitamin D as well as some hormones and even acids found in bile), it can also be consumed through the diet. There is not necessarily a one to one link between dietary cholesterol and the amount of cholesterol found in the

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Liquid Candy

By Paul Kennedy

Topic of the Week May 29th, 2017Liquid CandyWell-done consumer studies are not very common.  But one study produced as a by-product of the National Health and Nutrition Survey (a somewhat cooperative effort between the government and a group called the Milk Processor Education Program) came close to a very real issue concerning calorie consumption by Ame

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Diabetes and Exercise--Part Two

By Paul Kennedy

Topic of the Week May 22nd, 2017Diabetes and Exercise--Part TwoI wrote last week about the relationship between exercise and diabetes with respect to the control of the condition and the possible alleviation of the symptoms--particularly with Type II diabetes.  By promoting exercise as a preventative or ameliorating measure, however, it would be prudent to discuss some inform

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Diabetes and Exercise

By Paul Kennedy

Topic of the WeekMay 15th, 2017Diabetes and ExerciseMost people now realize that diabetes has, unfortunately, become a regular part of our culture. Even worse, it seems to be considered by many as an inevitable part of aging.  But the real truth is that the most common type of diabetes (Type II) is directly related to poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle. Indeed, it has become the worl

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Brain Attack

By Paul Kennedy

Topic of the Week June 26th, 2017  Brain AttackWhenever one reads about cardiovascular diseases, many may not realize that these diseases include stroke. Since a stroke is considered a condition in the brain, most don't understand that it really is related to the cardiovascular system in many ways with respect to both cause and the actual process. A stroke is essenti

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94% Of New Jobs Created Share This One Trait -- Are You Prepared?

By Caroline Ceniza-Levine

A 2016 employment study by a team from Harvard, Princeton and NBER and highlighted in Quartz found that, of the jobs created from 2005-2015, 94% were temporary, on-call, contract or freelance. Are you prepared for the increasing impermanence of employment? An increasingly contingent workplace means you will need to be more self-reliant and create your own opportunities &md

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