We spent last Tuesday explaining why the top 10 health myths were…well…myths. Today we present you the top 10 health-based old wives’ tales that actually are true.
Last week The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) halted a treatment regimen that was part of a large trial assessing treatment goals for those with both type 2 diabetes and very high risk of cardiovascular disease. Patients had been divided into two groups with different blood sugar goals: one with a conventional treatment goal and another with a more rigorous, lower target. Researchers cancelled the intensive target after a larger number of patients in that group died and will continue the study using the conventional target for all patients.
After last week’s great discussion about chronic cardio, we wanted to highlight a related question we received recently.
I workout 5-6 days a week and do a lot of weightlifting in my routine. I’ve made good progress in the last several months, but I notice myself feeling more run down lately. Got any advice?
While most of the country was freezing this January we were having a HOT month at Mark’s Daily Apple. Thanks to you, our readers, we were all able to engage in a heated and lively debate on everything from Big Pharma to protein. Here are some of the best posts of January put together in a nice little condensed batch for your perusal. Enjoy!
5 Meats to Avoid – Jan. 14
Dear Mark: Pondering Protein – Jan. 14
They just don’t get it. Maybe they never will.
Reader Karen was outraged enough to send us a link to a news story on MSNBC that states “Nature tops nurture for heavy kids, study says. Research on twins finds that weight is 77 percent attributable to genes.” Thanks, Karen.
Read the abstract here.
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