Healthy diet could save $50 billion in health care costs

An unhealthy diet is one of the leading risk factors for poor health, accounting for up to 45 percent of all deaths from cardiometabolic diseases (CMD), such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. But the national economic burden of unhealthy diet habits remains unknown. A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in collaboration with investigators […]

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Man 'became a zombie' after heart condition diagnosis months into marriage

Straight after their honeymoon, newlyweds Julie Castin Cordeiro, 33, and Sandro Gabriel da Silva Cordeiro, 33, had their whole lives turned upside down. Julie, a PhD student at the Evangelisch Theologische Faculty in the Netherlands, originally from Florida, noticed that Gabriel’s heartbeat would race uncontrollably at night. When she’d asked him about it in the morning, Gabriel, 33, didn’t think […]

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2020 Health & Wellness Trends to Know About Now

This year, the health and wellness world was all a buzz with oat milk lattes, elderberries and, of course, the ultimate at home luxury fitness accessory: the Peloton Bike. Wellness is a market that is constantly growing and evolving, and according to the most recent study by the Global Wellness Institute, the global wellness market is valued at $4.2 trillion, […]

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Food labeling must be stepped up to stem rising tide of diet-related disease

Outcomes of the five year review of the Health Star Rating (HSR) take Australia and New Zealand’s nutrition labels a step closer to being world-leading, according to an analysis of front-of-pack labeling published in BMJ Global Health. But there are lessons to be learned from other countries that could make our national system more effective, according to public health lawyer […]

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