Janis Jibrin, MS, RD

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  • Contributing Editor, Self Magazine

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For people with high blood sugar at risk of type 2 diabetes, losing weight and exercising may lessen their chances of dying from heart disease or other conditions, a new long-term study suggests.

    People enrolled in the study on diabetes preventi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Spending time in the bright morning light may help you slim down, new research suggests.

    The small study found that people exposed to more light earlier, rather than later, in the day tended to be leaner than their peers.

    "We were very...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two new reports that analyzed research on vitamin D supplements found there's no reason to get excited yet about any possible health benefits.

    One review, from international researchers, found hardly any benefit. The other analysis suggested it m...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A 25-year study finds that monkeys who consume a very-low-calorie diet live much healthier, longer lives than monkeys who ate what they liked.

    The findings may be welcome news for those who believe that caloric restriction might also help humans ...Full Article

  • Janis Jibrin, MS, RD
    Fats like corn oil and butter are actually a mix of various fatty acids. Fatty acids are building blocks of larger fat molecules, and whether they are “good” or “bad” depends on how they affect your health. The main categories of fatty acids are monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and saturated. Saturated and trans...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A diet filled with fresh produce is good for your health, and now a large study suggests that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables may substantially cut your risk of death.

    Researchers analyzed the eating habits of more than 65,000 people in En...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    SATURDAY, March 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with celiac disease have a nearly twofold increased risk of heart disease compared to those without the chronic digestive disorder, according to a new study.

    Researchers analyzed data gathered from nearly 22.4 million people, aged 18 and...Full Article

  • Janis Jibrin, MS, RD
    Soda, fruit punch, sports drinks, energy drinks, and other sugary beverages are bad enough for the general population, but theyre even more damaging if you have diabetes or pre-diabetes. For starters, they load you up on calories, the kind of sneaky calories that don't make you feel full the way the equivalent...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's said you can never be too rich or too thin, but new research suggests otherwise. People who are clinically underweight face an even higher risk for dying than obese individuals, the study shows.

    Compared to normal-weight folks, the excessive...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests people with lower levels of vitamin D are more likely to suffer from coronary artery disease and to have more severe forms of the illness.

    While the findings aren't definitive, they add to recent research that indicates vi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Here's something that's sure to alarm the millions of Americans who have braved the fiercest, longest winter in recent memory: A new study shows that your cholesterol levels fluctuate seasonally and are at their worst during cold winter months.

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For weight loss, some swear by "grazing" -- eating several small meals throughout the day -- instead of eating fewer meals at more traditional mealtimes.

    Now, a small study comparing both approaches finds it doesn't matter which tactic you use,...Full Article

  • Janis Jibrin, MS, RD
    I can't tell you how many people tell me they are trying to avoid carbohydrates because "carbs make you fat." I tell them that yes, too many carbs in your diet can make you fat, but so can too much protein, fat or alcohol. Actually, the so-called “good carbs” - fruits, vegetables and whole grains...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many chronically ill Americans take less of their medicines than they should or skip them entirely so they can afford to eat, a new study reveals.

    Researchers looked at data from nearly 9,700 adults with chronic illness who took part in the U.S. ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 13 million more Americans will be eligible to take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under new guidelines, and most of those additional users will be older than 60, researchers say.

    The American Heart Association guidelines were release...Full Article