Monthly Archives: December 2020

Understanding the interaction between metabolic syndrome and COVID-19

[ad_1] Understanding the correlation between metabolic syndrome and COVID-19 may be crucial to improved treatment and outcomes. The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) has become a global crisis affecting millions of people with more than 40 million confirmed cases worldwide and over a million COVID-19 related deaths. Particularly, the…

How to talk to kids about weight

[ad_1] An analysis of the current guidelines on how to talk to kids about weight. Currently, 18.4% of children are overweight, and the numbers are only increasing. Obesity in children leads to obesity in adults and complications associated with it: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and more. With the childhood obesity epidemic and the resulting health…

Gut microbiome and mental health linked

[ad_1] The relationship between the gut microbiome and mental health, including how gut bacteria can regulate mood, is explored in a new study by researchers in France. Depression is one of the leading mental health disorders affecting millions of people all over the world. One of the challenges with developing effective treatments for depression is…

Hormone replacement therapy and cancer: What’s the link?

[ad_1] Researchers in a recent study confirm the link between the use of hormone replacement therapy and cancer. What is hormone replacement therapy? Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is prescribed to relieve the symptoms of menopause (hot flashes, fatigue) and reduce bone losses. There are two main types of HRT: Combination HRT contains the hormones estrogen…

Can physical activity reverse the effects of a sedentary lifestyle?

[ad_1] New guidelines on recommended physical activity consider ways to potentially counter the health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle. It is no secret that regularly getting physical activity is healthy for the body.  Exercise can have a variety of physical health benefits; it can promote heart health, muscle development and maintenance, bone density, maintenance…