Currently deemed a public health crisis, the rapidly rising rate of obesity within the population shows no signs of slowing down, with over 100 million obese adults and children in the United States. Per the current estimates, about 1 in 5 deaths in the U.S. are caused by obesity, and the prevalence of the condition has increased the incidence of severe chronic cardiometabolic diseases – type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Although deficits in physician’s nutrition education persist, strategic treatment and prevention protocols to alter dietary patterns are urgently needed. Read more
The practice of daytime napping has been consistently linked to increased all-cause mortality although, it remains unclear whether napping is a predictor of cardiovascular disease-related or cancer-related mortality. There has been controversy among the medical community regarding the impact of napping on cardiovascular disease specifically; most studies conducted thus far have failed to provide clear, generalizable results.