Indoor Cycling as Effective as Medication in Treating Parkinson’s Disease, New Study

Riding on an indoor bike three days per week appears to significantly decrease Parkinson’s symptoms for patients in the early stages of Parkinson's disease, according to a new study published in the Lancet Neurology. Researchers found that high intensity aerobic exercise on a static bike, using interactive apps, provided ‘about the same improvement’ as medication... Continue Reading →

The Right Amount of Alcohol? None.

A truly gigantic study entitled "Alcohol use and burden for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016" has determined that no amount of alcohol should be recommended for ingestion. Via The Lancet: Alcohol use is a leading risk factor for global disease burden and causes substantial health... Continue Reading →

Long-Term Coffee Consumption and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

An interesting article regarding long-term coffee consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease was just published in Circulation. The meta-analysis, which included 35 cohort studies and 1,283,685 participants, suggests that long-term coffee consumption (3 to 5 cups per day) is cardio-protective and reduces your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Background — Considerable controversy exists regarding the association... Continue Reading →

Diet Soda and Dementia

A widely reported study published last week in the journal Stroke found that drinking even one can of diet soda a day triples your risk of dementia. Unsurprisingly, this finding caused quite the uproar but it's probably not time to throw away your diet soda quite yet. This is the first study to find a link between artificial... Continue Reading →

Are Egg Yolks Unhealthy?

Should you or should you not be eating the yolk along with the whites of your egg? The debate has been going on for ages. There’s a lot to like about egg yolks. Compared to egg whites, the yolk contains most of an egg’s good stuff, including the bulk of its iron, folate, vitamins and... Continue Reading →

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