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Health Note: Blood Pressure, Diabetes and High Cholesterol Increase Heart Disease Risk for Blacks
Researchers say black men and women have double whites’ risk of dying of coronary heart disease. At the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Monika Safford studied about 24,000 people nationwide who were followed for about four years.
Farm Quest
First Aid Farm Quest
The First Aid Farm Quest CD is a multimedia, interactive educational program used by schools and libraries that teaches fifth-grade through high school first aid and injury prevention skills. Games and activities are developmentally appropriate and reinforced through interactive navigation within modules.
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Louisiana Food Access Summit, November 7, 2012, Pennington Biomemedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, La.
The mission of the Louisiana Food Access Summit is to stimulate engagement of farmers, community members, organizations and policy makers by resetting the table to combat hunger and strengthen Louisiana’s regional and local food systems.
Cathy Judd, Lincoln Parish agent.
Just Thirty Minutes a Day
Exercising for 30 minutes a day can increase the quality of life, strengthen the heart and lungs, keep you from getting tired, control blood pressure, improve memory and influence so many other health factors.
Know Your Farmer
2.0 version of USDA’s Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass
The Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass is a digital guide to USDA resources that support regional food production. markets, meat processing facilities and more, as well as data on USDA-supported projects in all 50 states.
Louisiana Food Access
Directory of Louisiana Farmers Markets and reasons why you should shop there.
Massive Study Examines Role of Genetics, Disease and Exercise
Scientists are learning about the role of genetic and non-genetic factors in cardiovascular, metabolic and hormonal responses to aerobic exercise through a three-part investigation begun 12 years ago, according to LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Heli Roy.
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Food Research & Action Center (FRAC)
FRAC leads efforts to broaden low-income children’s access to healthy school lunch and breakfast, summer and afterschool meals and child care food in the child nutrition reauthorization process.
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Fluids Important To Everyone, Especially Seniors, In Hot Weather
Drinking enough fluids is important during our hot summer weather – especially for senior citizens, according to LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Beth Reames.
Remove Odors from Refrigerator and Freezer
If food has thawed in your refirgerator or freezer, you are probably facing an odor problem.
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Louisiana Food Bank Association
The mission of the Louisiana Food Bank Association is to provide a unified voice for Louisiana's hungry with short-term response seeking long-term solutions through advocacy, education and leadership.
Mold. Important Questions, Objective Answers
Mold: Important Questions, Objective Answers
Conflicting information and media coverage about hazards of mold and how to handle mold problems have left many people confused, concerned and sometimes frightened. If you have or suspect a mold problem in your home, this fact sheet will help you make well-informed decisions about how to fix the problem and prevent its return.
Research With Resistant Starch Has Widespread Health Implications
Nutrition researchers in the LSU AgCenter believe a form of starch may have a greater effect on metabolism and fat deposition than other types of dietary fiber. The LSU AgCenter research team has shown that fermentation of natural resistant starch in the large intestine is an important and previously underestimated mechanism in weight management.
Women Less Successful Quitting Smoking Than Men
It’s not easy becoming an ex-smoker if you’re a woman. Women are less successful in quitting smoking than men, according to LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Heli Roy.
Regular Exercise Helps In Blood Glucose Control
Recent clinical trials and ongoing studies have emphasized the importance of physical activity or combined physical activity and improved diet in the prevention of type 2 diabetes.
Lose Holiday Weight Safely
Americans put on anywhere from 5 to 8 pounds during the holidays. There are safe and not-so-safe methods of losing those few extra pounds, according to LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Heli Roy.
Living a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle
February is reserved as American Heart Month in order to raise awareness about the prevention and management of heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women and accounts for almost 700,000 deaths each year or 29% of all U.S. deaths.
Don’t Blame Genes For Children’s Inactivity
Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for diseases such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension. LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Heli Roy says declining levels of physical activity may help explain why childhood metabolic diseases are becoming more common.
Advice For National Women’s Health Week
"Eating healthfully is one of the most important things women can do to achieve and maintain good health," says LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Beth Reames. "Each day brings the opportunity to eat more healthfully. Even if you’ve not eaten nutritiously in the past, you can make changes in your diet that will help you have more energy and lower your risk of disease."
Osteoporosis Strikes Every 20 Seconds
"Every 20 seconds, osteoporosis causes a fracture," warns an LSU AgCenter nutrition education expert. Specialist Donna Montgomery says osteoporosis is a painful, disfiguring disease that strikes one in every two women and one in every eight men above age 50.
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