In 2016, about 38,000 Americans died from gun-related wounds — a death rate of about 12 per 100,000 people.
Giant food firms “have poured millions of dollars into scientific studies and research grants that support cocoa science,” writes health reporter Julia Belluz in an article for Vox.com.
The study involved more than 130,000 people aged 35 to 70 from urban and rural areas in 17 countries.
The changes that appeared to be most important were those that involved eating more whole grains, fruits, vegetables and fish.
What makes this study, conducted by the Canadian Medical Association Journal, more authoritative than past ones is that it is a systematic review.
A study in Oregon found that the incidence of sudden cardiac arrest dropped 17 percent among people aged 45 to 64 between 2011-2012 and 2014-2015.
People with metabolic syndrome were twice as likely to die from heart disease and stroke than people without it — if they also failed to get more than six hours of sleep.
For the study, participants were recruited from four urban areas: Minneapolis; Chicago; Birmingham, Ala.; and Oakland, Calif.
Nor is alternate-day fasting better — or worse — at improving risk factors for heart disease, such as blood pressure and cholesterol profiles.
The findings suggest that communities could greatly increase the health of their residents by implementing policies that increase active commuting, particularly cycling.
Before anybody jumps to the “we can be both fat and healthy” conclusion, it’s important to consider the study’s limitations.
With the results of the new studies, “the hopes for testosterone-led rejuvenation for older men are dimmed and disappointed if not yet finally dashed,” writes endocrinologist David Handelsman.
A shift in Americans’ meal patterns over the past several decades may have serious implications for the development of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity, experts say.
The bottom line: no more excuses. It appears that any exercise — even if it’s only on the weekends — is better than none.
Of the three risk factors, diabetes appeared to have the strongest effect.
The analysis also found that the opposite is true: An unhealthy lifestyle can cancel out the benefits of “good” genes.
This new study’s conclusion is not going to be reassuring if you’re among the group of people sometimes popularly referred to as the “worried well.”
The findings are provocative, particularly as they support a growing field of research that suggests sedentary behavior is — on its own — a risk factor for disease.
A second study found an association between calcium supplements — but not calcium-rich foods — and an increased risk of developing heart disease.
Starting in 1965, a trade group for the sugar industry paid three influential nutrition professors at Harvard to downplay the association between sugar and heart disease.