Diet & Fitness


Glucosetest-072815.jpg High blood sugar associated with prediabetes may increase the risk for Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. The study, published online in JAMA Neurology, involved researchers conducting memory tests on 150 adults with no mental impairments, at average age of 61. The researchers also measured insulin resistance and had the participants undergo a PET brain scan.

Joggingwoman-071415.jpg Increasing exercise and improving diet could help decrease the risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study from the Community Preventive Services Task Force, a non-profit group focused on diabetes research. For the study the researchers reviewed over 50 studies that took place between 1991 and 2015, including data on 66 diet/exercise programs.

The Stella And Chewy's brand has recalled a selection of their pet food items due to possible listeria contamination. The recall has been ordered by the Maryland Department of Agriculture last week after the contaminate was discovered in some of their products during a routine test. The product in question is their Chicken Freeze-Dried Dinner Patties.

sugarydrinks-070115.jpg Sugary drinks cause 184,000 deaths worldwide annually, including 25,000 deaths in the United States, according to a new study. The numbers imply that sugary drinks can cause as many deaths annually as the flu. For the study, which is based on a complex statistical analysis of country-specific dietary habits and causes of death in more than 50 countries.

bottledwater-010715.jpg As it turns out, drinking too much water could pose serious health risks, according to a new study. The study, published in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, states that you should only drink water when you're thirsty to avoid exercise-associated hyponatremia (EAH), which occurs when a person drinks too much water when exercising.

EmpltyPlate-062515.jpg A new study says that the "Fasting Mimicking Diet," a five-day, once-a-month diet that mimics fasting, which was developed by scientists, is safe. Here's how the diet works - for 25 days out of the month, dieters can eat as they normally would. Then for day one of the diet, they would eat 1,090 calories: 10 percent protein, 56 percent fat and 34 percent carbohydrates.

fatty-062515.jpg A new health study has found that a surprising amount of Americans are more obese rather than just overweight. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, used data from 2007 to 2012 from a group of 15,208 people 25 years of age and older and found that an estimate of 67.6 million Americans over the age of 25 were obese in 2012, while only 65.2 million Americans were overweight.

football-062315.jpg High school football players are at double the risk for migraine headaches than their non-football playing brethren, according to two studies conducted at Norton Healthcare's Sports Concussion Program in Louisville and the Florida Center for Headache and Sports Neurology. Seifert suggested that a new approach needs to be taken with at risk student athletes.

beer-061615.jpg Underage drinking rates have dropped by as much as six percent in the last 11 years, according to a new study from researchers at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). For the study the researchers examined underage drinking rates for 67,500 teens aged 12 to 20. In their data review the agency found rates dropped from 28.8 percent.

Frenchfries-061615.jpg Artificial trans fat is not safe for use in human food and must be removed from the U.S. food supply over the next three years, the Food and Drug Administration announced on Tuesday.

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