Nutrition on the Cutting Edge

 

  • Normal weight people with a “central obesity” (fat bellies) are at a greater risk of cardiovascular related death and overall death risk than people with a normal waist-to-hip ratio. Determine your risk by measuring your waist, but remember that your paints size is not your waist size. The tape measure should be placed approximately 1″ about your belly button.  Women should strive for a waist circumference below 35″ and men should strive for a waist measurement below 40″.
  • More than 40 plant-based compounds can turn on genes that slow the spread of cancer, according to a first-of-its-kind study by a Washington State University researcher. Dozens of substances appear to affect the metastasis suppressor genes of numerous cancers, such as amino acids, vitamin D, ethanol, ginseng extract, the tomato carotenoid lycopene, the turmeric component curcumin, pomegranate juice, fish oil and others affecting gene expression in breast, colorectal, prostate, skin, lung and other cancers.
  • A study in Denmark found that people with psoriasis were 56% more likely to develop diabetes than people without the skin disorder. The risk was 49% greater for people with mild psoriasis and two times higher for people with severe psoriasis.
  • Investigators found that the eating behaviors associated with weight loss at six months were eating fewer desserts and fried foods, drinking fewer sugar-sweetened beverages, eating more fish, and eating at restaurants less. Eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat and cheese emerged as additional important predictors for long-term weight loss. CSL Nutritional Services follows these same recommendations and can be discussed further through our weight loss packages!
  • Following a Mediterranean diet is known to be good for the heart, but recent study from the Archives of Neurology shows that this diet may also protect against blood-vessel damage in the brain, reducing the risk of stroke and memory loss.
  • Research has shown that adequate water consumption can increase the function of organs, remove toxins, and promote the management and control of obesity through satiety.
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