Diet & Fitness


Aerobic-exercise-120116.jpg Older adults who suffer from dementia, or mild cognitive impairment, may benefit from aerobic exercise, according to a new study. The study, to be presented Wednesday at the Radiological Society of North America, included 16 people with an average age of 63, who did aerobic workouts on a treadmill, stationary bike or elliptical training. They worked out four times a week for six months.

The Sabra Dipping Company has issued a recall for almost every hummus it produces. The recall is due to its "listeria contamination concerns," reports Business Insider. The recall covers all products made by Sabra, including its organic hummus, salsa, guacamole, and Greek yogurt dips. Listeria symptoms include, high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and more.

tomato-112116.jpg Women who engage in yo-yo dieting may face a greater risk of heart disease, such as coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death, according to a new study. The study, presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2016, featured 158,063 postmenopausal women split into four categories: stable weight, steady gain, maintained weight loss, and weight cycling.

sugar-112116.jpg Hospital patients who suffer from low blood sugar may be at an increased risk of death, according to a new study. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, included nearly 3,000 patients with low blood sugar. Nearly 32 percent died by the end of the follow-up period.

Handweights-102616.jpg Those who maintain strong muscles into old age may also have a stronger memory, according to researchers from University of Sydney, Australia. For the study the researchers collected data from 100 people between the ages of 55 and 86. They found that those strength training twice a week for six months to at least 80 percent of their maximum strength showed significant improvements.

alcohol-glass-102616.jpg Women in the U.S. are reportedly catching up to men in terms of alcohol consumption, according to researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Center at the University of New South Wales in Australia. The researchers found that men born between the years 1891 and 1910 drank as much as three times as women, but those born between 1991 and 2000 drank only 1.2 times more than women.

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