Diet & Fitness


img1-121914.jpg Twenty-six, five of which have died, have been hospitalized due to poisoning brought on by caramel apples, according to the CDC. The government agency has cautioned Americans to not eat any pre-packaged, commercially produced caramel apples, including those with toppings like nuts or sprinkles. A total of 28 people have become sick with listeria in ten states.

healthy-food-121814.jpg The use of a low glycemic index diet may not be linked with improved metabolism, according to a new study from researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health. For the study the researchers enrolled 163 overweight adults into one of four different groups for a customized diet. Those who followed a low-glycemic index, low-carbohydrate diet didn't show any specific metabolic improvements.

Drink-121814.jpg Chain restaurants will be required to post the calories of their alcoholic drinks by November 2015. The new rules, set up by the Food and Drug Administration, require chain restaurants with 20 or more outlets to list the number of calories each alcoholic drink, including craft beer, has on its menu.

Yoga-030514.jpg Those who practice yoga may be at a decreased risk of heart disease, according to a new study from researchers at Erasmus University Medical Centre in Rotterdam. For the study the researchers examined records from 37 trials including 2,768 adults across Europe. They found that those who practiced yoga regularly were on average 2.75kg lighter than those who did not.

breastcancerribbon-120814.jpg Eating a low fat diet and losing as little as six pounds could significantly improve the chances of surviving breast cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. For the study the researchers followed 2,400 women ages 48 to 79 who were diagnosed with breast cancer between 1994 and 2001.

obesity-022412.jpg Chronic lack of sleep and sleep-related breathing problems increase the risk of a child becoming obese by the age of 15, according to research conducted at Yeshiva University. The study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, surveyed data on 2,000 kids obtained by questioning their parents on their sleep habits over a period of 6.75 years.

obesity-022412.jpg New findings from the annual America's Health Rankings show that obesity and inactivity are on the rise in the U.S. The ranking examines each state's obesity and smoking prevalence, diabetes, child poverty index, and death rates due to causes including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and drug use, among other factors. The study found that the obesity rate in the U.S. increased.

bpa-120914.jpg Drinking beverages from cans lined with the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) could be linked with increased blood pressure, according to a new study from researchers at the Environmental Health Center at Seoul National University College of Medicine in Korea. For the study the researchers examined 60 men and women, aged 60 and up, by having them drink soy milk from BPA-lined cans.

maneatingmeat-120814.jpg As many as 84 percent of self-professed vegetarians return to eating meat at some point in their life, according to a new study from researchers at the Humane Research Council. For the study the researchers collected date from 11,000 adults in the U.S. They found that only about two percent of the entire group held off on eating any meat at all.

midnight-120414.jpg Quitting late night snacking habits may reduce the unhealthy effects of foods high in fat and sugar, according to research conducted at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The animal study, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, tested a number of eating patters on 392 male lab mice over a period of 12 weeks. Two groups of mice fed the same diet showed a disparity of health effects.

diet-022513.jpg Those who consume a Mediterranean diet, consisting mostly of vegetables, olive oil, fresh fish and fruits, may enjoy a longer life expectancy than those who do not, according to a new study from researchers at England's University of Exeter. For the study the researchers examined blood work collected from working nurses over the course of ten years.

Racewalking-110613.jpg People who exercise following weight loss surgery may enjoy health benefits such as a decreased risk of diabetes and improved heart health, according to a new study. For the new study, published online in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers divided 128 adults, mostly women, who had recently undergone roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery into two groups.

ball-021214.jpg Mild injuries to the head, which are not registered as concussions, may be linked to changes in the brain, according to research conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The study, published in the , surveyed data on 24 high school football players (aged 16 to 18), whose practice and game play was tracked.

Kickscooter-120114.jpg Foot-powered scooters cause more emergency room injuries to kids than any other toy, according to research conducted at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital. The study, published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics, looked at data on 3.3 million kids with toy-related injuries at ERs from 1990 to 2011.

obesity-022412.jpg Obesity has been linked to 500,000 new cancer cases worldwide each year, according to research conducted at the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The study, published in the journal Lancet Oncology, found that the greatest number of obesity-related cancers occurred in North America (110,000) and Europe (66,000).