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Zinc Deficiency Symptoms & Options

As with many other vitamins and minerals, zinc plays a very important role in the human body.┬áZinc deficiency, also known as hypozincemia, appears when the amount of zinc does not suffice for all the bodily processes it is used in. Why is Zinc Essential? Unlike calcium and iron, which have specific functions, zinc is involved […]

Dieting and Gallstones

If you are overweight or obese, you can lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some forms of cancer by losing weight. People who are overweight are at greater risk for developing gallstones than people who are at a healthy weight. When choosing a weight-loss program, be aware that the risk […]

Binge Eating Disorder

Most of us overeat from time to time, and some of us often feel we have eaten more than we should have. Eating a lot of food does not necessarily mean that you have binge eating disorder. Experts generally agree that most people with serious binge eating problems often eat an unusually large amount of […]

Diet, Exercise Delay Type 2 Diabetes

At least 10 million Americans at high risk for Type 2 diabetes can sharply lower their chances of getting the disease with diet and exercise, a major clinical trial indicates. “In view of the rapidly rising rates of obesity and diabetes in America, this good news couldn’t come at a better time,” said Health and […]

Insulin Resistance and Breast Cancer Risk

Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research Some of the study results presented at the recent American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) International Research Conference on Food, Nutrition and Cancer focused on several hormones that may influence breast cancer risk and recurrence. The significance of the hormone estrogen, as well as testosterone, […]