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Reducing the Risk of Heart Disease in Obese Children

A vegan diet may benefit obese childrenWe are well aware that obesity is on a rise in children due to the unhealthy lifestyles we are following: lack of exercise, sedentary day and the fat rich diets we are consuming. It is essential to design a diet plan for obese kids, which reduces their cholesterol and the chance of developing cardiac ailments.

A breakthrough study was published this month in the Journal of Pediatrics. Researchers found that obese children who begin a low-fat, plant-based vegan diet may lower their risk of heart disease. This primarily occurs through improvements in weight, blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol levels, insulin sensitivity, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein.

How to Detect a Serious Back Injury

back pain smallAccidents leading to injury and trauma can happen to anyone [1, 2]. Many times, injuries can be asymptomatic especially if they are deep, so we tend to ignore them. We barely pay attention to medically important signs called ‘red flag sings’ by doctors, such as experiencing pain when lifting a bucket or not being able to walk properly. This can be extremely dangerous especially as the neck and spine (back) are involved. Most people will have a minor back problem at some point of time in their lives [3]. The question remains though- when do we know if a back injury is serious? This article will help you to gain a deeper insight into the seriousness of back injuries.

Top Exercises for Spring

As we move away from winter and the weather improves, it is becoming the right time to start increasing your efforts when it comes to taking care of your body. If you have been hibernating through the winter and not getting outside to exercise much, your bones, muscles and body in general will appreciate a good workout!

Vegan Diets May Reduce Cancer Risk

healthy green smoothieThe health benefits of an all vegetarian diet are numerous. In a new study of Seventh-Day Adventist men and women, published online by JAMA Internal Medicine, investigators concluded that a vegetarian diet reduces the risk of developing colorectal cancer as compared to a non-vegetarian diet.

Colorectal cancer, or colon cancer, rectal cancer or bowel cancer, is the development of cancer in the large bowel.

Orthopedic Shoes: Fashion Friend or Foe?

They are the butt of many jokes but orthopedic shoes are actually a godsend for countless people. Shoes of this kind provide support and relief from pain for those who suffer from a wide variety of afflictions. If you are experiencing discomfort in your feet, ankles or legs then you could benefit from wearing orthopedic shoes. They are simply shoes that are designed to make sure to allow feet their natural shape. This is especially important when we wear shoes for extended periods of time. Many years ago these shoes were primarily designed to be functional with no thought given to the fashion aspect. However, today this is fortunately not the case. There is now a wide range of pain-relieving shoes available that often can’t be told apart from normal shoes!

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