We hear about many recommendations for diet from all sources, for example, “Eat 2000 calorie diet”, “Eat more fruits and Vegetables”, etc. The Dietary Guidelines recommend that at least half of all grains eaten (at least 3 one ounce-equivalents) per day should be whole grains because they can reduce the risk of heart disease and
Body mass index (BMI) is measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women.. BMI does not differentiate between body fat and muscle mass. Therefore, body builders and people who have a lot of muscle bulk will have a high BMI but are not overweight.
What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a soft, fat-like, waxy substance foundÂ in the bloodstream and in all your body’s cells. It’s normal to have cholesterol. It’s an important part of a healthy body because it’s used for producing cell membranes and some hormones, and serves other needed bodily functions. But too high a level of
Smoking Overview Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, causing more than 440,000 deaths each year and resulting in an annual cost of more than $75 billion in direct medical costs. Nationally, smoking results in more than 5.6 million years of potential life lost each year (CDC). Quitting Smoking
Lung cancer has surpassed breast cancer to become the number one cancer killer among women. Trends in women’s lung cancer can be clearly linked to smoking behavior; currently observed increases in lung cancer rates mirror trends in women’s uptake of smoking 30-40 years ago. Smoking cessation clinical trials reveal that the same treatments benefit both