January 22, 2015

BREAKING NEWS

Link Found Between Enzymes and Inflammation-Causing Neutrophils

New research conducted by the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates that enzymes linked to diabetes and obesity may play roles in rheumatoid arthritis and leukemia. The researchers used genetically modified mice to study the relationship between specific enzymes that turn carbohydrates into the building blocks of fat and specialized white blood cells called neutrophils.

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When Men Get RA
HEALTH CARE AND SELF-MANAGEMENT

When Men Get RA

Currently, about two million people in the United States have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, with women outnumbering men three to one. The reasons for RA’s prevalence among women aren’t known, though some research evidence suggests that hormonal differences may explain at least part of the disparity in the numbers. And when men do get RA, they are much less likely to seek treatment.

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Turning Goals Into Success
DAILY LIVING

Turning Goals Into Success

We’ve all seen those amazing transformation videos on the Internet where someone reports losing 100 pounds or more and reaps all the rewards of a healthier, more active life. What we don’t usually get to see is the day-to-day work of how they got there, even though that can be the most inspiring and beneficial part. All big goals take work, and this article aims to break down the steps that will get you there.

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Pasta with Walnut Pesto
FEATURED RECIPE

Pasta with Walnut Pesto

Walnuts are used in place of expensive pine nuts in this easy pesto recipe. Serve with your favorite pasta for a fresh and quick meal that is packed with omega-3 fatty acids.

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FEATURED DEFINITION

Medical Food

A “medical food” is one that is “formulated to be consumed or administered enterically under the supervision of a physician and [that] is intended for the specific dietary management of a disorder or condition for which distinctive nutritional requirements, based on recognized scientific principles, are established by medical evaluation.”

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