Sodium can contribute to high blood pressure and high blood pressure can contribute to the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, congestive heart failure and kidney disease.
Most of us would like to feed ourselves and our families the most nutritious foods we can.
Our lives can be very stressful and if we become accustomed to living with these feelings then we may not even realize how much it is affecting us.
What a relatively simple and inexpensive 'pill to take' to make such a big impact on maintaining and improving our health.
Good consumers take the time to understand the products and services they are buying.
While we've all seen the image of a gray-haired, overweight man clenching his heart and gasping for breath, just as many women as men have heart attack.
No one wants to lose their ability to reason, think and remember people and places.
According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as one of every three American adults have high blood pressure but only half of those are being treated for it.
Kids in the Kitchen is a statewide program that gives young people hands-on cooking experiences and healthy living and lifestyle information. Watch the video.
Everywhere we look we see new, great protein-boosted drinks and foods. But how much protein is really needed and do Americans get enough or too much?
An animated talking tomato stars in an award-winning MU Extension video that follows the journey of fresh vegetables from the farm to dinner tables and school lunchrooms.
There is some debate about whether cooked or raw vegetables are better to consume. The short answer is — don't choose, have both.
Too often, however, we return from our travels feeling exhausted and weary from an unfit vacation.
Ponce de Leon was right; he was just looking in the wrong place. There is a fountain of youth that can help older adults feel better and live longer. It's called staying active.
That's potentially good news for people who already take aspirin to reduce their risk of heart attack or stroke.
It is important to be aware of cholesterol numbers because high cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke.
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