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child-042816.jpg Obesity amongst children in the U.S. has continued to rise in recent years despite various efforts to curb the trend, according to researchers from the Duke Clinical Research Institute in Durham, North Carolina. For the study the researchers reviewed data collected from kids between 1999 and 2014 and found that one-third are overweight while one quarter are obese.

jogging-042816.jpg As little as one minute of exercise could be beneficial to health, according to a new study from researchers at McMaster University. For the study the researchers collected data from 27 previously sedentary men who underwent one of two different exercise regimens over the course of two years. "Most people cite 'lack of time' as the main reason for not being active," said Dr. Martin Gibala.

Softdrink-042516.jpg Consuming sugary drinks could be linked with increased cancer risk, according to a new study from researchers at New York University. For the study the researchers collected data from 3,200 U.S. citizens over 20 years, reviewing their dietary information and cancer data. They found that men who routinely consumed sugary drinks were as much as three times more likely to develop prostate cancer.

Milk-042516.jpg Whole milk may be a healthier option overall than skim milk, according to a new study published in the America Journal of Clinical Nutrition. For the study the researchers collected data on nearly 30,000 people over 15 years. They found that drinking full fat milk and consuming other such dairy was associated with a significant decrease in diabetes risk as compared with skim milk.

Nuts-041916.jpg Nutty about nuts - then you may be less prone to colon cancer. The supposition is being reported by Live Science, citing the findings presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's annual meeting on Monday. The new findings from South Korea suggest a reduction in colon cancer risk for both men and women.

milk-041116.jpg Consuming full-fat dairy may reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes, according to researchers at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy. For the study the researchers examined blood records collected from 3,333 adults aged between 30 and 75 as part of the Nurses' Health Study of Health Professionals.

Vitamin D may help boost heart function, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Leeds School of Medicine. For the study, the researchers reviewed data collected from 160 patients who were either using pacemakers or took ACE inhibitors. They found that those who also routinely took vitamin D enjoyed improvements in heart function from 26 to 34 percent.

Mangalitsa-040616.jpg The Paleo diet may be especially helpful for women hoping to burn fat around their mid sections, according to a new study from researchers at the Umea University in Sweden. For the study the researchers followed 35 postmenopausal obese women over the course of two years. The researchers found that those women who followed the Paleo diet enjoyed greater rates of weight loss.

sausage-040416.jpg Sliced delis meats may not be as clean as many consumers think, according to new data revealed by the CDC. In their new report the CDC suggests that the meat slicers used in delis and super markets may be at a significant risk of listeria contamination if not cleaned regularly enough. For their study the researchers collected data from 298 randomly selected delis across the country.

BakedBeans-040416.jpg Those who eat a diet rich in beans may be likely to have better success with weight loss than those who don't, according to a new study from researchers at the St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. For the study the researchers looked at data from 21 previous studies about beans, chickpeas, peas and lentils. They found that these foods, known as pulses, helped study participants feel fuller.

gazpacho-033016.jpg Women who eat a Mediterranean diet rich in fruit, vegetables, fish and whole grains are less likely to suffer hip fractures, a new study shows. The study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, showed women whose eating habits were most closely aligned to the Mediterranean diet were 29 percent less likely to suffer a hip fracture over the next 16 years.

Ambersweet-oranges-032916.jpg A diet rich in vitamin C may decrease the risk of developing cataracts, according to a new study from researchers at King's College London. For the study the researchers collected data from 1,000 pairs of female twins from the U.K. Twins registry. Each of the twins were roughly 60 years old and the researchers collected data using dietary surveys.

Sleep-woman-032816.jpg Protein rich weight loss diets could also lead towards better sleep for some adults, according to a new study from researchers at Purdue University. For the study the researchers prescribed various diets to 44 overweight and obese people. They found that those who undertook a high protein weight loss diet also reported getting significantly higher quality sleep than those on other diets.

Meditation and yoga may be especially helpful to adults with back pain, according to a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins University. For the study the researchers enlisted 342 adults aged 20 to 70 with back pain to either start yoga/meditation, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or usual care. They found that those who underwent yoga therapy reported a significantly higher reduction.

Coffee-012916.jpg Caffeine consumption may be linked with pregnancy loss, according to a new study from researchers at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. For the study the researchers collected data from 344 couples in Texas and Michigan in the weeks and months before attempting to conceive. "Our findings provide useful information for couples who are planning a pregnancy . . ."

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