Women Over 50: How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

I’ve heard it said that we don’t need as much sleep as we get older. Some research seems to support the idea. When asked to stay in bed for 16 hours in the dark each day, younger people (18 to 32 years) slept an average of 9 hours, whereas older …

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Monday Meals: Reconsider Eggs!

For too long eggs were vilified. Concerns about cholesterol sidelined our friend the egg for years. But more recent research and thinking vindicates the egg as a versatile and nutritious team player in your kitchen. The cholesterol in eggs does not appear to raise cholesterol in the blood or increase the risk …

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Protect Your Heart Before Menopause

What’s the number one cause of death in American women? If you guessed cancer, try again. Contrary to popular opinion, cardiovascular disease kills more women than all cancers combined. What’s even scarier is that the majority of cardiovascular events occur after menopause, because that’s when a woman’s risk rapidly increases. …

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FDA Bans Trans-Fats! But What Does That Really Mean?

Whether you view it as Big Brother imposing rules on your diet or — more positively — a major victory for public health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration made headlines for banning food processors from using partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), a major source of artificial trans fats. Trans fat …

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