Western diet impacts on hypersensitivity and susceptibility to chronic pain.

Unhealthy-food.x78445A new study, published in the Journal of Pain, has revealed that a western diet and poor dietary habits causes prolonged health issues for chronic pain sufferers.

“It is currently unknown whether increased pain is due to greater weight or poor diet quality, or both,” said Robert Sorge, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology in UAB’s College of Arts and Sciences. “This study shows us the direct link between poor diet quality and increased pain.”

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First time stroke risk lowered with a Mediterranean diet and lifestyle changes.

strokeA Mediterranean diet with regular exercise will keep your blood pressure under control and lower your risk of a stroke. New guidelines published by the American Heart Association act as a preventative measure and recommend the following: Continue reading “First time stroke risk lowered with a Mediterranean diet and lifestyle changes.”

Pistachios reduce ravages of stress.

 

pist-150x150Penn State Researchers confirm that pistachios may reduce the body’s response to everyday stress. The study was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association and investigated the body’s response to two daily servings of pistachios. Continue reading “Pistachios reduce ravages of stress.”