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Heart Disease and Diet ?>

Heart Disease and Diet

Heart Disease and Diet Heart disease is a broad term for any condition that affects the heart and blood vessels. This includes: heart attack stroke high blood pressure stable angina unstable angina congestive heart failure poor circulation arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats.

Diet for Diabetes ?>

Diet for Diabetes

Diet for Diabetes Diabetes mellitus, often called diabetes, makes it hard for the body to control the level of glucose in the blood. Glucose is the main form of sugar in the body. There are three main types of diabetes: Type 1 diabetes. This type used to be known as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, IDDM, or juvenile-onset diabetes mellitus. A person who has this type of diabetes makes little or no insulin. Most will need to take insulin shots one or…

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Diet for Kidney Disease ?>

Diet for Kidney Disease

Diet for Kidney Disease There are two types of diets for kidney disease. One type of diet is specifically for people who have progressive chronic renal failure, or kidney failure, but are not on dialysis yet. Along with medicine, a low-protein diet may slow the worsening of kidney failure. The other more restrictive type of diet is for people on dialysis whose kidneys have totally failed and are no longer working at all. This is called end stage renal disease,…

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Diet for Liver Disease ?>

Diet for Liver Disease

Diet for Liver Disease A diet for liver disease provides the vitamins and minerals needed to stay healthy. It also limits nutrients that will cause further liver damage. Information A healthy liver is like a processing plant. Carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals all go to the liver where they are broken down and stored. Later, they are remade into whatever the body needs and carried through the bloodstream to wherever they will be used.

Diet and Pregnancy ?>

Diet and Pregnancy

Diet and Pregnancy Pregnancy is the time period between the conception and the birth of a child. Measured from the start of a woman’s last normal menstrual period, called LMP, it usually lasts about 40 weeks, or roughly 9 calendar months. The process of childbearing, though, can be said to last longer. Often, it is divided into three stages: 

Diet and Calories ?>

Diet and Calories

Diet and Calories Calories are a way of measuring the potential energy in foods. They also measure the amount of energy, in units, that the body uses. Food supplies calories to the body. The body burns calories to stay alive and to move. The nutrients that provide calories in food are limited to fat, protein, and carbohydrates. These 3 nutrients can be found in foods in all of the major food groups. Foods may have one or more of these…

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Diet for Age ?>

Diet for Age

Diet for Age Nutrition needs and developmental skills change as a child grows. An age-appropriate diet is one that provides the nutrients a child needs to grow and to develop. It also includes foods that a child likes and can eat easily. The Food Guide Pyramid from the US Department of Agriculture shows the kinds and amounts of foods that are needed to provide adequate nutrition for children. A healthy diet includes grains, fruit, vegetables, meat and meat substitutes, and…

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Healthy Diet Lowers Death Risk for Women ?>

Healthy Diet Lowers Death Risk for Women

Healthy Diet Lowers Death Risk for Women MONDAY, June 23 (HealthDay News) — Women can protect themselves against death from heart disease and other causes by sticking with a diet that is low in saturated fats and sugar and high in vegetables, fruits and whole grains, a new study suggests. “We investigated a Western eating pattern — lots of red and processed meat, French fries, refined grains and sweets — and a prudent pattern — lots of fruit, vegetables, legumes,…

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Diet Key to Diabetes Risk ?>

Diet Key to Diabetes Risk

Diet Key to Diabetes Risk MONDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) — Packing on the pounds by drinking too many sugary drinks and not eating enough fruits and veggies appears to be associated with increased risk for type 2 diabetes, while a low-fat diet doesn”t alter your risk of developing the blood sugar disease.

Water-Rich, Low-Fat Foods Encourage Weight Loss ?>

Water-Rich, Low-Fat Foods Encourage Weight Loss

Water-Rich, Low-Fat Foods Encourage Weight Loss FRIDAY, June 8 (HealthDay News) — If you”re trying to lose weight, eating the right foods may be more effective than eating less, U.S. researchers say. A team at Pennsylvania State University found that low-calorie-density diets can help shed pounds and control hunger. Low-calorie-density foods have high water and low fat content. They include fruits and vegetables, soups, lean meat, and low-fat dairy products.