Cholesterol can do a lot for your body. Despite its negative reputation, your body actually needs this waxy substance to perform optimally. Get too much of it from food sources though, and you could run into unwanted health effects.
Here’s a shocking statistic: 73 million Americans have high cholesterol, but only one in two are being treated.
You made the proactive decision to get blood work done, but now your lab results are in and you’re more confused than ever. Even if your doctor takes the time to explain them, you might find yourself forgetting the details as soon as you leave the office. Interpreting what each score means and why it matters to your overall health can seem complicated, but it doesn’t have to be.
Closing your eyes for a quick afternoon nap can feel all too tempting some days. However, if you’re a woman who frequently experiences daytime sleepiness, your heavy eyelids might be symptomatic of something more serious.
A recent study completed at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University collected data from more than 84,000 women in the United States to draw their conclusion. The information was collected from information provided for the Nurses Health Study II from 2001-2009.
Keeping track of your health can sometimes feel like a full time job. Do this, eat this, don’t do this, don’t eat this—all the recommendations are a lot to process. Often, it’s that feeling of being overwhelmed that keeps people from taking action toward a healthier lifestyle in the first place.