Diet & Fitness


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.

veg-060815.jpg A new study suggests that special diets and supplements may not help alleviate the symptoms of children with autism. Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center analyzed the food diaries of 368 children ages two to 11, all diagnosed with autism. They found that the children with autism were consuming similar amounts of nutrients as those who did not have autism.

Researchers say that eating the placenta after giving birth has no real medical benefit to new mothers. In the study review, a team of researchers at Northwestern University examined 10 published studies on the benefits of eating the placenta after giving birth. They found that the studies did not support health claims of increased milk production or easing of postpartum depression.

Soulfood-060215.jpg The Western diet may increase the risk of death for some adults diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to researchers at the Harvard Medical School. For the study the researchers examined 926 men participating in the Physicians' Health Study I and II, all of whom had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. They followed each of the men for 14 years and split them into groups.

glass-052715.jpg Moderate drinking, or two drinks a day, could be damaging to the overall heart health of older people, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, involved more than 4,400 adults, average age 76. The investigators found that women who drank even moderately -- one drink daily -- experienced a small reduction in heart function.

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