Nutrition & Exercise

Kids Twice as Likely to Eat Healthy after Watching Healthy Cooking Shows

Kids Twice as Likely to Eat Healthy after Watching Healthy Cooking Shows

Television programs featuring healthy foods can be a key ingredient in leading children to make healthier food choices now and into adulthood. A new study found kids who watched a child-oriented cooking show featuring healthy food were 2.7 times more likely to make a healthy food choice than those who watched a different episode of the same show featuring unhealthy food. Television programs featuring healthy foods ...
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New Study finds Exercise is Good for Your Brain's Gray Matter

New Study finds Exercise is Good for Your Brain’s Gray Matter

Cardiorespiratory exercise -- walking briskly, running, biking and just about any other exercise that gets your heart pumping -- is good for your body, but can it also slow cognitive changes in your brain? A study in Mayo Clinic Proceedings from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases provides new evidence of an association between cardiorespiratory fitness and brain health, particularly in gray matter and total brain volume -- ...
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Children who Drank Whole Milk had Lower Risk of Being Overweight or Obese

Children who Drank Whole Milk had Lower Risk of Being Overweight or Obese

Review analyzing almost 21,000 children suggests children who drank whole milk were less likely to be overweight or obese. A systematic review and meta-analysis led by St. Michael's Hospital of Unity Health Toronto found children who drank whole milk had 40 per cent lower odds of being overweight or obese compared with children who consumed reduced-fat milk. The research, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, ...
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Paper: Empty Gestures on Climate Change

Paper: Empty Gestures on Climate Change

In a paper he recently published, Bjørn Lomborg, director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, deconstructs the myth that lugging around reusable grocery bags and using paper straws instead of plastic have any meaningful impact on our planet’s climate. As it turns out, all of the messaging about how to individually fight “global warming” by reducing one’s personal “carbon footprint” is a gaggle of lies and propaganda – and this from ...
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Study Shows Sports Are Good for Your Brain

Study Shows Sports Are Good for Your Brain

The level of high school sports participation is at an all-time high.1 Students who play competitive sports enjoy physical and mental benefits. It reduces the rate of obesity, Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. It also improves cardiovascular and pulmonary function and increases the potential that young people will go on to stay physically active throughout their life.2 Researchers also discovered that athletes who regularly play ...
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Gut Bacteria Is Key Factor in Childhood Obesity

Gut Bacteria Is Key Factor in Childhood Obesity

New information published by scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Health suggests that gut bacteria and its interactions with immune cells and metabolic organs, including fat tissue, play a key role in childhood obesity. “The medical community used to think that obesity was a result of consuming too many calories. However, a series of studies over the past decade has confirmed that the microbes living in our ...
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Stunning Survey Reveals Quarter Of Americans Have Never Eaten Vegetables

Stunning Survey Reveals Quarter Of Americans Have Never Eaten Vegetables

The most popular vegetable in America is — corn! That’s according to a survey of 2,000 Americans who were asked which vegetables they liked and disliked the most. However, it turns out the most surprising result of the study may be that a staggering number of adults haven’t eaten any vegetables their entire lives. Overall, a whopping 91.4% of respondents enjoy eating corn. Potatoes came in ...
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Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay man $8 BILLION over drug causing him to grow breasts

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay man $8 BILLION over drug causing him to grow breasts

A Philadelphia jury on Tuesday said that Johnson & Johnson (J&J) must pay $8 billion in punitive damages to a man over his claims that a drug manufactured by the US firm caused him to grow breasts. The verdict in favor of Nicholas Murray, 26, came first in one of thousands of Risperdal cases pending in Pennsylvania. Murray, like other male plaintiffs in the mass tort ...
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Drugs used as puberty blockers in youth linked to thousands of adult deaths, FDA shows

Drugs used as puberty blockers in youth linked to thousands of adult deaths, FDA shows

Drugs that are being used to halt puberty in gender-confused youth have been linked to thousands of adult deaths, government data show. The Food & Drug Administration has recorded thousands of deaths associated with Lupron, a puberty-blocking drug that is routinely used to treat prostate cancer in men and endometriosis in women. Adverse complications related to its use include breast disorders, malignant neoplasms, and psychiatric and ...
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Study: Poor Countries will Need to INCREASE Carbon Footprint to Address Hunger

Study: Poor Countries will Need to INCREASE Carbon Footprint to Address Hunger

Achieving a nutritious diet with adequate calories in developing countries will require a substantial increase in greenhouse gas emissions and water use, scientists reported Monday, calling on high-income countries to accelerate the adoption of plant-heavy diets. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University developed a model looking at how changes to dietary patterns across 140 countries would impact greenhouse gas emissions and freshwater use at the individual and ...
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