Category Archives: Diet and Nutrition

College Freshmen Urged to Keep Excess Pounds Away

Dietitian says even small weight gain raises students’ risk for chronic disease SUNDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) — Although the dreaded “Freshman 15″ — a reference to the pounds gained by new college students — has been revealed by researchers to be a bit of an exaggeration, students should still take steps to avoid gaining…

Health Tip: Quench Your Thirst Without Extra Calories

Healthier beverages to keep you cool (HealthDay News) — It’s important to drink a lot of fluids during the hot summer months. But too many sugary drinks can widen your waistline. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics mentions these beverages that avoid the empty calories: Enjoy sparkling water or ice cold tap water with a…

Health Tip: Flavor Food Without the Fat

Use high heat for more intense tastes (HealthDay News) — You don’t need to add fat to get plenty of flavor from your favorite dishes. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions to spice up your food without piling on the calories: Use techniques that employ high heat for more intense flavor, such…

Hair Loss in Women

Hair loss is a clinical problem that’s increasingly observed these days in women. When the cause is high androgen level, it’s called female androgenetic alopecia. When it occurs with normal androgen level, it’s called female pattern hair loss [1]. There can be numerous causes of hair loss in women, and a dermatologist is the best…

Can Drinking Water Really Help Lose Weight ?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is commonly used to determine weight problems in adult. It’s calculated by dividing weight in kilogram by height square in meters (weight (kg)/ [height (m)]2). For adults above or equal to 20 years of age, normal BMI values lies between 18.5 to 24.9. Athletes with muscle mass may normally have values…