Archive for July, 2010 – Habitual consumption of coffee has been shown to reduce the risks of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer’s, according to experts at IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo® Session 253 “Emerging health benefits of coffee: Recent advances in epidemiologic and experimental knowledge” on July 20, 2010. Frank Hu, Harvard Medical School, noted […] – The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) – scheduled for release in December – will focus on recommendations for reducing obesity and improving health, stated Robert Post, Ph.D., Deputy Director of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, at a press conference hosted by USDA at the IFT Annual […] – Scientists are reporting that particle size affects the toxicity of zinc oxide, a material widely used in sunscreens. Particles smaller than 100 nanometers are slightly more toxic to colon cells than conventional zinc oxide. Solid zinc oxide was more toxic than equivalent amounts of soluble zinc, and direct particle to cell contact was […] – Approximately 66 million Americans care for their aging parents and each year, one in three older Americans fall in their own home. Just this week, 93 year-old actress Zsa Zsa Gabor fell out of bed and broke her hip; ultimately she required hip replacement surgery. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) knows […]

Most people know that high cholesterol levels place them at increased risk for heart disease and stroke. Prior research has shown that particular types of strokes contribute to one’s risk for depression, and that abnormal blood lipid levels can increase the risk of depression in the elderly. However, new findings by French researchers, published in […]

While most knee replacements will function well for years, patients should be aware of the signs of failure – including increased pain or decreased function – that may require a corrective procedure known as revision total knee replacement, if necessary. “A failed knee implant is usually caused by wear and tear with subsequent loosening of […]