Diet & Fitness


Teens who routinely keep a late bedtime may be more likely to gain weight later in life, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. For the study the researchers collected data from 3,300 teens. They found that for every extra hour that teens stayed up, their body mass index increased by an average of 2.1 points.

jogging-061015.jpg A new pill could help reduce the need for exercise in a healthy lifestyle, according to researchers at the School of Molecular Bioscience, University of Sydney. For the study the researchers examined nearly 1,000 molecular changes that occur in the body during exercise. With the data the researchers aim to determine which of those molecular changes are most critical for a healthy lifestyle.

cheese-cubes-093015.jpg The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that a new listeria outbreak that has poisoned dozens of people in nine states appears to be linked to soft cheeses distributed by Karoun Dairies. Information from 23 of the patients shows that 19 (83 percent) of them ate soft cheese in the month before they became ill.

whisky-093015.jpg A new survey shows that college students today are less worried about the risks of substance abuse. For the survey, published in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers surveyed a group of more than 2,000 U.S. high school students, starting in 2009 when the students were in 10th grade. They were resurveyed every year through 2012 and 2013.

AppleJuice-092815.jpg Beet juice can help increase the muscle strength of the heart, according to a new small study. In the study, published in Circulation: Heart Failure, patients were given concentrated beet juice and, two hours later, they showed a 13 percent power increase in muscles that extend the knee. Researchers also found the greatest benefit when the muscles performed fast, powerful actions.

RedWine-092815.jpg A new study finds that one in every ten pregnant women in the United States consume alcohol during their pregnancy. The study, published in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, used data from the CDC's ongoing Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey, which revealed that 10 percent of pregnant women in the United States, aged 18 to 44, had imbibed alcohol in the past 30 days.

vegetables-230915.jpeg Consuming specific kinds of fruits and veggies may aid in weight loss for some people, according to a new study from researchers at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston. For the study the researchers reviewed data collected from over 130,000 adults across the U.S. They found that over time those who increased non-starchy fruits and vegetables were likely to lose weight.

redapple-220915.jpeg Many children choose apples as their favorite fruit, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study collected data from roughly 3,000 between the ages of two and 19. They found that apples were the vastly most popular form of fruit amongst the polled kids, with 53 percent noting that their favorite form of apple is the whole, natural variety.

Resveratrol, a compound found in red grapes, red wine and dark chocolate, may help treat Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Neurology, was conducted with 119 participants, all with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's, ranging from age 50 to 90. The mean age for the resveratrol group was 70; the mean age for the placebo group was 73.

OliveOil-091515.jpg Women who consume a hefty dose of extra virgin olive oil as part of a Mediterranean diet may reduce their risk of developing breast cancer over the course of the next five years, according to a new study. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, looked back at data from 4,300 postmenopausal women involved in the PREDIMED study.

cucumber-091015.jpeg.gif Two people have reportedly died as a result of a salmonella outbreak linked with cucumbers. The Centers for Disease Control has confirmed a total of 341 cases directly linked with the cucumbers, which were imported from Mexico. The CDC released an official statement on the outbreak. "Seventy ill people have been hospitalized, and two deaths have been reported from California and Texas."

water-bottle-083115.jpg Scientists claim that drinking a pint of water before eating a meal can increase weight loss, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Obesity, showed that obese adults who consumed 500ml of water half an hour before eating main meals saw them report an average loss of 9.48lbs over a 12-week period.

Bigmachamburger-082715.jpg A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that one out of every five children in the United States is obese. The report shows that 17.5 percent of children and adolescents ages 3 to 19 are now obese, which highly differs from the obesity rate in the late 1970s, which was 5.6 percent.

waistsize-082615.jpg A new study says that those who enlist the help of their primary care physician while attempting to lose weight actually drop more pounds than those who don't. The study, published in scientific journal Patient Education and Counseling, reviewed data from more than 300 obese patients who had participated in a federally-funded weight loss clinical trial.

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