Tips on how to increase HDL cholesterol

Thanks to powerful cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, driving down low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad” cholesterol, has been the primary approach to improving cholesterol levels. But there’s more to the story of cholesterol and cardiovascular risk than LDL alone. Another key player is high-density lipoprotein (HDL), the “good” cholesterol. Higher levels of HDL are associated with lower cardiovascular risk. […]

High glycemic index carbs raise risk of type 2 diabetes in women

JAMA / Archives – Eating foods high on the glycemic index – an index which measures the effect of carbohydrates on blood glucose levels – may be associated with the risk for developing type 2 diabetes in Chinese women and in African-American women, according to two studies in the November 26, 2007 issue of Archives […]

Soccer beats jogging for fat burning

Soccer enthusiasts will be pleased with these exercise research results. In a head-to-head study, soccer burned more fat than jogging and also led to better increases in muscle mass. The experiment Sports scientist Peter Krustrup and his colleagues from the University of Copenhagen, the Copenhagen University Hospital and Bispebjerg Hospital have followed a soccer team […]