Gracie Cavnar, the CEO of Recipe for Success Foundation founded Recipe for Success ten years ago after she became involved in a campaign to remove junk food vending machines from elementary schools in Texas because she knew the power of marketing to young children. During this campaign, she became aware of the childhood obesity epidemic and […]
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Elizabeth Moxley an Adjunct Faculty Member at the College of DuPage and an Assistant Professor at DePaul University shared that aspirin (ASA) is a widely used drug and popular in the news lately. A recent study published in JACC (J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Jan 20;65(2):111-21) reports that more than 11% of individuals who take […]
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Patrick B. Massey M. D. shares that one might imagine that if someone were sticking needles in your body that your blood pressure would go up. But, a recent study on the effects of acupuncture and high blood pressure demonstrated that the exact opposite can happen. Indeed, acupuncture needles placed in the right points on the […]
Being overweight is less likely to cause a heart attack or kill you than it is to increase your risk of diabetes, according to a new study of identical twins, the American Heart Association News reports. Researchers used a nationwide Swedish twin registry to find twin pairs with identical DNA but different body mass indexes, […]
The Associated Press reports that a key advance in the study of depression, is a comprehensive scan of human DNA. Findings have turned up that DnA is apparently a hiding places of more than a dozen genes linked to the disorder. “This is a jumping-off point” for further work to reveal the biological underpinnings of […]
Healthy Lombard Foundation Partner Nancy Nance, CPT, WFS, NFS, CESA composed the following post for today’s blog article: A few days ago, I had lunch with a new friend. We were at a great restaurant and had a healthy meal of salmon and veggies. As we were talking, the topic of how to eat out […]
According to a first-of-its-kind study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, researchers from Duke University Obesity Prevention Program reported that those who weighed themselves daily lost about three times as much weight and body fat, compared to those stepped on the scale less frequently. The Duke obesity researchers enrolled 47 […]
The Healthy Lombard Foundation recently was the recipient of a $1000 grant from the TCF Foundation in recognition of the difference the organization is making to address the epidemic of childhood obesity and promote a healthier lifestyle for the entire community. Pictured above (l to r) are Happy Apple, the mascot of the Healthy Lombard […]