Breastfeeding and Obesity

Childhood obesity seems destined to be America’s next health crisis.  The consequences of childhood obesity reach far beyond psychological misperceptions of self-image and self-worth to individual organ systems, life expectancy, cognitive and academic development,...

PPIs: Raising Your Risk

These popular prescription and over the counter medications may contribute to the loss of nitric oxide (NO) production and availability and increase adverse cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes. Over a decade ago, a number of clinical trials showed...
Tweaking Mitochondria via Nutrition

Tweaking Mitochondria via Nutrition

Long-chain fatty acids may exert protective effects on the mitochondria’s control mechanism (fruitfly model). Known as the “cellular powerhouse,” mitochondria generate most of a cell’s biochemical energy; as well, the organelles regulate cell death (apoptosis). ...
Two Good Fats

Two Good Fats

Alpha-linoleic acid (ALA) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death, among older men and women. Some fats can indeed be good for you.  Published data suggests that a high intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids...