Obese adolescents who suffer from inadequate levels of sleep may be at an increased risk for heart disease, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Health System and Baylor University. For the study, the researchers followed the development of 37 obese teens between the ages of 11 and 17. They specifically reviewed the physical indicators for heart disease.
Women with higher levels of vitamin D consumption may be at less of a risk for breast cancer, according to research conducted at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The study, published in the journal Anticancer Research, surveyed the vitamin D levels of a group of 4,443 breast cancer patients involved in five separate studies.
Those who consume the greatest amounts of meat and cheese may be at an increased risk for cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Southern California. Researchers followed 6,000 adults over the age of 50 for at least eighteen years. They examined through subsets including one that consumed at least twenty percent of their daily calories from proteins.
Hangover symptoms like nausea and headaches are not enough to put off drinkers from drinking off the sickness, according to research conducted at the University of Missouri. The study, published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, surveyed 386 young adults in the U.S. The subjects kept drinking journals.
Fruits and vegetables are put to better use in low-income schools, according to research conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health. The study, published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, comes after the USDA revised its guidelines for school lunches in 2012. The new guidelines required more fruits and veggies leading some to fear that kids would waste the new additions.
Breast cancer survivors who practice yoga regularly may enjoy a higher quality of life than those who do not, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. For the study the researchers examined a group of 191 women with between stage 1 and 3 breast cancer. The women were put in three groups.
Children with televisions in their bedrooms may be statistically more likely to suffer from childhood obesity than those who do not, according to a study from researchers at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College in Lebanon, New Hampshire. For the study the researchers reviewed health records from 6,522 boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 14 over the course of 30 years.
Black kids are twice as likely to develop food allergies, according to research conducted at Johns Hopkins University. The report, published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, found that food allergy incidence has doubled over the past 23 years in black children. The team analyzed data on 452,237 children from 1988 to 2011.
The FDA has issued a proposal for revamped nutrition labels on foods that would feature more prominent calorie counts and sugar content. The new labels would also show the calorie counts of packaged foods in the quantities typically consumed, as opposed to in the recommended serving sizes. "The food label is not just about giving consumers information but about creating incentives . . ."
Consuming large amounts of strawberries has been linked with a drop in bad cholesterol, according to a new study from researchers at Italy's Universita Politecnica delle Marche and the Universities of Salamanca, Granada and Seville in Spain. For the study the researchers examined 23 healthy volunteers and added 500 mg of strawberries to their diet.
Those who consume a vegetarian diet may also enjoy lower blood pressure levels, according to a new study from researchers at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Centre in Osaka, Japan. Researchers surveyed roughly 20,000 people in Asia and found that those who follow a vegetarian diet had a lower systolic blood pressure.
Those who regularly consume grilled meat may be at an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from researchers at School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, NY. Grilled meats are high in advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs), which have long been associated with cognitive illness. For the study the researchers examined a group of mice that ate a diet high in AEGs.
Continuing her fight against childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama has proposed new government regulations that would ban the advertising of sugary drinks and junk food in public schools. The proposed rules, announced by Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Tuesday, would prevent companies from advertising high calorie products on cups, vending machines, posters and menu boards.
Nutriom has recalled over 220,000 pounds of processed egg products, citing salmonella contamination as the reason. "We are very sorry for this disruption," said Nutriom in a statement. "We are changing our documentation procedures to ensure this never happens again. We take food safety very seriously and ask for your help in this action."
Consumption of vitamin C, found in foods like oranges, peppers and broccoli, may be linked to a reduced risk for hemorrhagic stroke, according to research conducted at Pontchaillou University. The new report surveyed 65 healthy individuals and 65 individuals who'd suffered hemorrhagic stroke. After getting blood tests, the team found that 41% of all participants had normal levels.