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Healthy schools prevent lifestyle diseases

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The World Health Organization estimates that NCDs (noncommunicable diseases such as cancer and those affecting the cardiovascular system) account for up to 35 million deaths worldwide every year, or up to 60 percent of all deaths annually.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

‘Potassium-rich food helps reduce stroke in postmenopausal women’—PCRM

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SPINACH and mushroom are among the top sources of potassium. Photo by Tessa R. Salazar

Data released by the Department of Health in 2013 cited that 25 percent of Filipino adults, or about 14 million, suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure), a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

Genes load the gun, lifestyle pulls the trigger

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MEATLESS BUT MORE NUTRITIOUS Malunggay soup (with tomatoes, onions, organic vegan bouillon cubes and Himalayan salt), string beans (with shiitake mushrooms, okra, eggplant, Braggs tomato sauce) and oil-less fried, non-GMO soy wheat stick (with seaweeds). Safe proteins were found to be from plants. Photo by Tessa Salazar

You may have often heard that fatalistic remark of some people lamenting that they are “doomed” to suffer this or that debilitating disease because their parents, grandparents or kin suffered the same disease. “It runs in our family,” they say in surrender, “so why fight it?”

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

Fast-food chains in PH asked to start offering brown rice

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Oxfam Philippines has called on the largest fast-food chains in the country to consider including brown rice on their menu to contribute to the nationwide campaign to increase consumption of the staple.

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

‘Coconut Oil: From Diet to Therapy’

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The dust has not settled yet on the coconut oil controversy. A lot of new data for and against the health benefits of coconut oil, including its “virgin” form, are being published in various journals and presented in scientific fora. It can be tough sifting the data to separate the grain from the chaff.

Posted: September 13th, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

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