Diet & Fitness


SodaTax-Chicago-071217.jpg An Illinois appeals court has upheld a temporary restraining order on implementing Cook County's tax on soft drinks and other sweetened beverages. The penny-per-ounce tax was supposed to take effect from July 1. The temporary hold, issued June 30, could now be in place until at least July 21.

jawbone-070717.jpg Jawbone, a maker of fitness tracker and bluetooth speaker, has gone out of business, according to a report in The Information. The company was expected to shut down with several rumors making rounds since last year that it was seeking buyers and planning to close its speaker division. Jawbone...

The USDA decision to completely suspend Brazil's imports of fresh meat, announced yesterday, raised market fears over the risk that other relevant buyers will halt the entry of Brazilian protein. The concern is due to the very short timespan between the nonconformities alleged by the Americans and investigations known as "Weak Meat Operation."

US-brazil-062317.jpg The U.S. has suspended all imports of fresh beef from Brazil due to recurring concerns about the safety of the products. The suspension of shipments from Brazil, the fifth largest exporter of beef to the U.S., will remain in place until the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture takes corrective action, the U.S. Department of Agriculture or USDA said in a statement.

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.

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