Diet & Fitness


ChefBoyardee-061217.jpg Food products maker Conagra has recalled over 700 thousand pounds of Chef Boyardee spaghetti and meatball products due to "misbranding and undeclared allergens."

Aerobic-exercise-120116.jpg Older adults who suffer from dementia, or mild cognitive impairment, may benefit from aerobic exercise, according to a new study. The study, to be presented Wednesday at the Radiological Society of North America, included 16 people with an average age of 63, who did aerobic workouts on a treadmill, stationary bike or elliptical training. They worked out four times a week for six months.

The Sabra Dipping Company has issued a recall for almost every hummus it produces. The recall is due to its "listeria contamination concerns," reports Business Insider. The recall covers all products made by Sabra, including its organic hummus, salsa, guacamole, and Greek yogurt dips. Listeria symptoms include, high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and more.

tomato-112116.jpg Women who engage in yo-yo dieting may face a greater risk of heart disease, such as coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death, according to a new study. The study, presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2016, featured 158,063 postmenopausal women split into four categories: stable weight, steady gain, maintained weight loss, and weight cycling.

sugar-112116.jpg Hospital patients who suffer from low blood sugar may be at an increased risk of death, according to a new study. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, included nearly 3,000 patients with low blood sugar. Nearly 32 percent died by the end of the follow-up period.

Handweights-102616.jpg Those who maintain strong muscles into old age may also have a stronger memory, according to researchers from University of Sydney, Australia. For the study the researchers collected data from 100 people between the ages of 55 and 86. They found that those strength training twice a week for six months to at least 80 percent of their maximum strength showed significant improvements.

alcohol-glass-102616.jpg Women in the U.S. are reportedly catching up to men in terms of alcohol consumption, according to researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Center at the University of New South Wales in Australia. The researchers found that men born between the years 1891 and 1910 drank as much as three times as women, but those born between 1991 and 2000 drank only 1.2 times more than women.

Asmall-cup-of-coffee101816.jpg A new study shows that caffeine does not seem to have adverse effects on individuals with irregular heartbeats. The results of the study were published online October 17 in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The study included 51 people with heart failure. The study was conducted by separating the people into two groups.

calcium-supplements-101416.jpg A new study found that calcium pills might lead to heart disease. The supplement is said to build up plaque in arteries. The study shows that supplements, not food and beverage items containing calcium, are the cause of the plaque build up. Dr. Erin Michos associate director of preventive cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore spoke of the issue.

WeightGain-Women-092816.jpg Even a slight weight gain can hurt employment chances of a job seeker, especially women, according to a new study from the journal Plos One. In the study, it was found that people are less likely to select overweight women in a customer-facing job than an overweight man.

Baby-Face-090816.jpg More evidence has come to light that babies born via C-section may be more likely to develop obesity later in life. For the study researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston reviewed health records of children born via C-section as they developed into adulthood.

alcohol-glass-090816.jpg Alcohol dependence could potentially be reversed, according to a new study from researchers at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. For the study the researchers discovered that a compound called amygdala was able to effectively turn off alcohol dependency after they had become addicted. "It's like they forgot they were dependent [on alcohol]."

Wikikuva-082616.jpg Too many hours of sitting may be dangerous even for those with active lifestyles, according to a new study from researcher at the Center for Cardiovascular Lifestyle Medicine at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y. "All studies are indicating that moving more throughout the day -- in addition to getting the recommended 30 minutes of moderate activity on a daily basis . . ."

Glass-of-water-082616.jpg Replacing even just one sugary beverage a day with water could significantly improve health, according to a new study from researchers at Virginia Tech. For the study the researches pulled data from the 2007-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. "We found that among US adults who consume one serving of sugar-sweetened beverages per day . . ."

Fresh-meat-081016.jpg Those who routinely eat meat may have a higher overall risk of death as compared with those who don't eat meat, according to a new study from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. For the study the researchers reviewed data collected as part of the Nurses' Health Study and the 26-year Health Professionals Follow-up Study at Harvard.

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