Diet & Fitness


confusedman-021313.jpg Erectile dysfunction [ED] can be reversed by lifestyle changes, according to research conducted at the University of Adelaide. The study, published in the Journal of Sexual Health, says that drugs are not always needed if men can eat better, lose weight, cut alcohol intake and improve their sleeping schedules. Researchers followed 810 men over a five year period.

marijuana-122012.jpg Marijuana smoking amongst teens has not increased significantly since the increasing legalization of the drug, according to a new study from researchers at Brown University's Alpert Medical School. For the study the researchers reviewed data collected from high school kids in states where marijuana has been legalized.

Wine-030912_22Aug12.jpg Drinking less than a glass of wine per day may help kidney function, according to research conducted at the University of Colorado. The study, presented at the recent National Kidney Foundation meeting, surveyed data from 6,000 people, 1,000 of whom had kidney disease. "Those [with healthy kidneys] who drank less than one glass of wine a day had a 37 percent lower risk of having chronic . . ."

obesity-022412.jpg A new study has revealed that pregnant women who are obese during their pregnancy have an increased risk of having a stillborn baby. The new study, based at Drexel University, examined data from 2.8 million single-child deliveries between 2003 and 2011, taking into account women who were of normal weight, overweight and obese.

VitaminD-010913.jpg Mothers with low levels of vitamin D may have kids at high risk for cavities later in life, according to research conducted at the University of Manitoba. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, measured levels of vitamin D in 207 pregnant women and then examined the teeth of 135 of their children when they were an average of 16 months old.

tasteandsmell-042114.jpg Those who undergo the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery may experience changes in the senses of smell and taste, according to research conducted at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. The study, published in the journal Obesity Surgery, included 103 patients who had their stomachs made smaller and intestines shortened. The team had the participants fill out a questionnaire.

couples-041514.jpg Low blood sugar levels may lead to anger against spouses, according to research conducted at Ohio State University. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, surveyed data collected on 107 married couples over a period of 21 days. The participants were asked to fill out questionnaires designed to gauge their level of spouse irritation.

freshfruitsvegetables-030514.jpg Teen girls who eat more fruits and vegetables may be at a decreased risk for benign breast disease (BBD), which, while not harmful in itself, does increase the risk of breast cancer later in life. The study, conducted at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and published in the journal Pediatrics, surveyed 6,600 girls, 122 of whom were diagnosed with BBD.

salt-021213.jpg The U.K. sponsored a nationwide salt reduction campaign that turned out beneficial to those who partook, according to research conducted by the Action on Salt working group. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, surveyed data on over 31,500 people participating in the Health Survey for England between 2003 to 2011.

Foodpoisoning-041114.jpg Americans who eat out at restaurants are twice as likely to get food poisoning compared to those who eat at home according to a new study. The study, conducted by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), analyzed 10,408 food poisoning outbreaks based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The data included cases from 2002 through 2011.

Aerobics-041014.jpg Regular doses of aerobic exercise including walking could help ward off dementia for some older women, according to a new study from researchers at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. For the study the researchers examined 86 women between the ages of 70 and 80 for six months. The women were split into three groups.

Honey-041014.jpg Honey mixed with added sugar is not real honey, according to a report from the FDA. Food companies using sugar, corn syrup or other sweeteners to sweeten their honey will now have to label their products as a "blend." The report was made "to advise the regulated food industry on the proper labeling of honey and honey products to help ensure that honey and honey products are not . . ."

coffee-022113.jpg Those who drink coffee regularly may be at a decreased risk for colon and liver cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles. For the study the researchers followed a pool of 180,000 adults of different ages and ethnic backgrounds over 18 years.

Those who eat beans may be at a lesser risk of heart disease than those who do not, according to research conducted at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. The study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, noted that beans, peas or lentils can significantly reduce "bad cholesterol" and therefore the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Tyson Foods Inc. has recalled 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after complaints that pieces of plastic injured some customers. The recall, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, includes five-pound bags of frozen chicken nuggets. "A small number of consumers who contacted the company indicated they had found small pieces of plastic in the nuggets," the company said in a statement.