The American Heart Association’s Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations.

peopleThe American Heart Association’s Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations. Most of what we all want to know!!

A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons to fight cardiovascular disease. It’s not as hard as you may think!  Remember, it’s the overall pattern of your choices that counts. Make the simple steps below part of your life for long-term benefits to your health and your heart. Associated links even take you across the specific details.

From a colleague at TMC- Social drinking and occasional bingeing is just as bad in the long run.How far is death?

Social drinking and occasional bingeing is just as bad in the long run. City docs offer sobering facts. Mumbai Mirror today

We’re all guilty of the two drink diet at social dos. It may seem reasonable and one would imagine it to cause minimum damage to the liver. But Dr Aabha Nagral, gastroenteritis, Bhatia Hospital says that it depends on how you define the word ‘reasonable’. “Earlier, most doctors went by the British Society of Gastroentology, which suggested that consuming more than 30 grams (for women) or 40 grams (for men), can cause liver disease,” she says. But since these numbers were defined for the West and the concentration of alcohol too would vary, it was much higher than the permissible limit. Nagral offers an India-specific thumb rule: women must not consume more than three units and men must restrict themselves to less than four.

Middle-aged, older adults more likely to engage in frequent drinking, study finds!

senior-couple-drinkingA new study that analyzes drinking behaviors as we age finds that frequent alcohol consumption is more likely to occur in middle-aged and older adults, while teenagers and young adults are more likely to engage in less frequent, heavy drinking.
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