A study presented at the American Heart Association virtual meeting found that one in seven adults with atherosclerosis had experienced food insecurity, a statistic that was higher compared with those without atherosclerosis. The rate of food insecurity was also higher among individuals aged 65 or younger, women, Hispanic and non-Hispanic Black individuals, as well as those who were widowed, separated, divorced or had private insurance or no insurance.
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Allowing yourself to indulge with food over the holidays should not be considered "cheating" on your diet, which could trigger feelings of guilt and shame and negatively affect your mental health, said registered dietitian nutritionist Bonnie Taub-Dix. She recommends avoiding strict diets, practicing portion control, and making simple, healthy changes to eating or exercise routines.
Ginger has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and registered dietitian nutritionist Maggie Michalczyk said that it is commonly used to ease nausea and indigestion. She also said that infusing ginger in water may help with increasing overall hydration and that research indicates ginger may help with fasting blood glucose and A1C control among people with type 2 diabetes.
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Men ages 40 to 70 who had higher compliance to the Mediterranean diet -- which is high in vegetables, fruits, nuts, fish and unsaturated fats, but low in meats and whole-fat dairy foods -- had a decreased incidence of erectile dysfunction, compared with those with lower compliance to the Mediterranean diet. The findings published in JAMA Network Open was based on data from 21,469 men.
A study in Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews found that hyperglycemia was linked to greater odds for mortality, with adults without diabetes and those with controlled type 2 diabetes at highest risk. The findings, based on data from 174,671 hospitalized patients, suggest that "identifying baseline glycemic status and inpatient hyperglycemia status on admission may help the medical staff foresee potential excess risk of mortality prior to the first day of admission and following discharge," the researchers said.
A study in Circulation found the odds of developing heart failure or dying within five years of a severe heart attack are worse for women than for men. The research indicated this may be because women tend to be older at the time of their first heart attack and have more risk factors, and they're less often seen by cardiovascular specialists, less likely to be prescribed heart medications and have lower rates of certain surgical procedures.
A study in JAMA Network Open found that 95% of pregnant women with COVID-19 did not have severe complications and only 3% of the fetuses contracted the virus. Additionally, a COVID-19 diagnosis did not raise the risk of adverse outcomes, including preeclampsia with severe features, preterm birthday or cesarean delivery for abnormal fetal heart rate.
School nutrition professionals in Oklahoma City Public Schools have innovated and experimented to find the solution to preparing and serving meals during the coronavirus pandemic. Shonia Hall, the district's director of school nutrition services, says her team moved away from clamshell containers, which melted in a "hot box" used to keep grab-and-go meals warm, and now use an assembly-line method to ensure families receive hot, fresh meals.
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