Diet & Fitness


Apple-052115.jpg Should you let your kids drink apple juice and eat applesauce on a regular basis? Kids love it, but often parents worry the sugar will lead to problems with obesity and overall nutrition.

Celiacdisease-051415.jpg Celiac disease may cause significant damage to the human nervous system, according to a new study from researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. For the study the researchers looked at more than 28,000 people with the disease and another 139,000 without. They found that compared to the control group, those with Celiac disorder were far more likely to suffer from nerve damage.

Chocolate-051215.jpg Dark chocolate may help increase lifespan and overall alertness, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Arizona. For the study the researchers enlisted the help of 122 students, giving them either dark chocolate to eat or a placebo. They then tested all of the subjects using an electroencephalography (EEG) machine.

GinFizz-051215.jpg Those who consume alcohol from straight glasses with unit markings may be less likely to binge drink than those who drink from shaped glasses, according to a new study from researchers at the U.K. University of Bristol. For the study the researchers enlisted the help of 160 volunteers, half of whom had regular glasses while the other half had glasses with unit markings.

VitaminD-051215.jpg Increasing vitamin D could help some people lose weight, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Milan in Italy. For the study the researchers collected date from 400 overweight people whom also suffered from vitamin d deficiency. They broke the test subjects into three groups.

cheeseburgers-050815.jpg The urge to eat junk food snacks later at night may be the result of neural responses linked with addiction, according to a new study from researchers at Brigham Young University. For the study the researchers carried out MRIs on 15 otherwise healthy women who claimed to crave high calorie snacks late at night. They took over three-hundred brain images of each woman.

A new study suggests that children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have an increased risk of a certain type of eating disorder. The study, published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, included 79 children between the ages of 8 and 14. The kids were assessed for ADHD and the eating disorder.

BreastMilk-050515.jpg Sharing breast milk could pose risks, according to a new study which shows few ask about health of donor or discuss option with doctor. The study, published in Breastfeeding Medicine, surveyed 500 new mothers in central Ohio about their knowledge of breast milk sharing and if they had used donated milk, or donated milk themselves. A subset of women who took the survey was also interviewed.

AsianWomen-050515.jpg New research suggests that getting up and walking for two minutes every hour could help reverse the negative health effects from prolonged sitting. The study, published online in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, used data from more than 3,200 people who participated in the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

SodaBottles-050515.jpg Substituting water, unsweetened tea or coffee for one soda daily can lead to lowered chances of blood sugar disease by 25 percent, according to a new study. The findings, reported online in the journal Diabetologia, are based on detailed food diaries from over 25,000 middle-aged and older British adults, who were diabetes-free when they entered the study.

tvhighquality-043015.jpg Just one hour of television watching a day could drastically increase the risk of obesity for some kids, according to a new study from researchers at the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at the University of Virginia. For the study the researchers collected data on roughly 11,000 kids who took part in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study between 2011 and 2012.

Urinesampl-143015.jpg A new urine test could help predict the likelihood of obesity, according to a new study from researchers at the Imperial College of London. For the study the researchers collected urine samples from 2,000 participants in the U.S. and the U.K., focusing specifically on metabolites in the urine. They found that there are at least 29 different metabolites detectable in the urine.

jenis-042715.jpg Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream has recalled its entire product line due to the ongoing listeria scare. The move comes after a random sample testing by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture turned up positive for the potentially deadly contaminate. Jeni's is the second national ice cream producer to recall its product line this month and follows Blue Ice Cream, which pulled its products last week.

Joggingwoman-042015.jpg Happiness could be spread through the smell of sweat, according to a new study from researchers at the Utrecht University in the Netherlands. For the study the researchers enrolled 12 men and collected underarm sweat from each while experiencing feelings of happiness, fear and neutral emotions. A group of 36 women was then asked to smell the sweat produced during each emotional phase.

It is possible for children to develop food allergies after receiving blood transfusions, according to a new reported case. The case, reported on in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, researches an eight-year-old Canadian boy who developed an allergy to fish and peanuts after receiving a transfusion from a donor with severe allergies to these foods.

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