Ximena Jimenez

Bio

Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Spokesperson, Consultant

Location:

  • Miami, FL

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As rates of childhood obesity continue to climb in the United States, parents should embrace healthy eating habits and behaviors to help kids maintain a normal weight, a new report says.

    In updated recommendations releas...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nutrition experts are hailing a federal decision to drop recommended restrictions on total fat consumption in the forthcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

    Over the past decade, research has shown that a diet rich in healthy fats can be b...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy & Immunology:

    FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Losing weight may help reduce asthma severity in obese adults, a new Canadian study finds.

    "We were pleased to see significant improvement in asthma symptoms, as well as quality of life for these individuals. This study ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that high levels of vitamin B12 may affect germ activity in certain people, boosting the odds that they'll develop acne.

    However, it's too early to say if anyone should cut down on their vitamin B12 intake from food or vit...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking around your toddler may be just as harmful to your child as smoking during pregnancy, new research suggests.

    By age 10, children exposed to secondhand smoke as toddlers tended to have wider waists and a higher body mass index (a calcula...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking around your toddler may be just as harmful to your child as smoking during pregnancy, new research suggests.

    By age 10, children exposed to secondhand smoke as toddlers tended to have wider waists and a higher body mass index (a calcula...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most hospitalized Americans aren't asked if they take dietary supplements, such as multivitamins, a new study suggests.

    "If clinicians are unaware of possible drug-[dietary supplement] reactions, they may unknowingly pr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The order in which obese people with type 2 diabetes eat their food can affect their blood sugar levels, a small study suggests.

    The new research found that having protein and vegetables before carbohydrates was linked to lower blood sugar and i...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer than one-third of Americans are currently at a healthy weight, with the rest of the population either overweight or obese, a new report finds.

    About 35 percent of men and 37 percent of women are obese. Another 40 percent of men and 30 percen...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer than one-third of Americans are currently at a healthy weight, with the rest of the population either overweight or obese, a new report finds.

    About 35 percent of men and 37 percent of women are obese. Another 40 percent of men and 30 percen...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The new blood thinner Pradaxa (dabigatran) is being widely used, but it comes with one serious drawback: rare but dangerous cases of sudden, uncontrolled bleeding in patients.

    Now, a new study finds than an experimental, injected drug called idaru...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Checking your weight every day could help you slim down, researchers report.

    A two-year Cornell University study found that tracking the results of daily weight checks on a chart helped people lose weight and keep it off...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High-fructose corn syrup has long been portrayed as a major villain in the American diet.

    But a new school of thought contends that plain old table sugar or even all-natural honey can be just as harmful to a person's he...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new class of powerful cholesterol drugs is poised to hit the market, and doctors are both hopeful about their potential, and worried that insurers won't pay for them.

    The drugs, known as PCSK9 inhibitors, can drastically cut LDL cholesterol --...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Trans fats may play havoc with your memory along with your cholesterol levels, a new study suggests.

    Younger men who ate high levels of trans fats performed more poorly on a memory test involving word recall than those who ate lower levels, the...Full Article