|Weight Gain or Loss Linked to Fracture Risk in Older Women
Weight Gain or Loss Linked to Fracture Risk in Older Women WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of broken bones increases with both weight gain and loss in older women, according to a new study. These findings challenge the widely held belief that weight gain protects older women against fractures, the researchers said. The study included data from more than 120,000 healthy postmenopausal women in the United States. The women were between the ages of 50 and 79 years old. Their health st...
Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds
Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Too much alcohol in middle age can increase your stroke risk as much as high blood pressure or diabetes, a new study suggests. People who average more than two drinks a day have a 34 percent higher risk of stroke compared to those whose daily average amounts to less than half a drink, according to findings published Jan. 29 in the journal Stroke . Researchers also found that people who drink heavily i...
Good Sleep Habits, Enforced Rules Help Kids Sleep: Study
Good Sleep Habits, Enforced Rules Help Kids Sleep: Study THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A regular bedtime and other sleep-related rules help children and teens get a good night's sleep, a new study suggests. "Good quality and sufficient sleep are vital for children," study leader Orfeu Buxton, an associate professor of biobehavioral health at Penn State in College Park, Pa., said in a university news release. "Just like a healthy diet and exercise, sleep is critical for children to stay hea...
Health Tip: Handling Your Child's Fears About Weight
Health Tip: Handling Your Child's Fears About Weight (HealthDay News) -- What does a parent do if you hear your child lament, "I'm fat?" The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests: Discussing with your child where the negative sentiments came from. Asking if your child has been teased about weight. Asking if something seen on television or on the Internet inspired negative thoughts. Addressing promptly any situation in which another person talks about your child's weight inappropriately. Assessing ...
Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests
Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Girls who consume a lot of sugary drinks may enter puberty earlier than girls who don't, Harvard researchers report. Among nearly 5,600 girls aged 9 to 14 who were followed between 1996 and 2001, the researchers found that those who drank more than 1.5 servings of sugary drinks a day had their first period 2.7 months earlier than those who drank two or fewer of these drinks a week. This finding was in...
Menu Calorie Counts May Mean Less Fattening Meals for Kids
Menu Calorie Counts May Mean Less Fattening Meals for Kids MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents might order fewer calories for their children if menus included calorie counts or information on how much walking would be required to burn off the calories in foods, a new study suggests. The new research also found that mothers and fathers were more likely to say they would encourage their kids to exercise if they saw menus that detailed how many minutes or miles it takes to burn off the calori...
Daily Drinking May Raise Risk of Liver Cirrhosis, Study Warns
Daily Drinking May Raise Risk of Liver Cirrhosis, Study Warns TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Daily drinking increases the risk of alcohol-related liver cirrhosis, a new study found. It's generally believed that overall alcohol consumption is the major contributor to cirrhosis. But these new findings suggest that how often you pour yourself a cocktail or beer -- as well as recent drinking -- plays a significant role, the researchers said. Cirrhosis, scarring of the liver, is the final phase o...
Prolonged High Cholesterol in Middle Age Raises Heart Risk Later: Study
Prolonged High Cholesterol in Middle Age Raises Heart Risk Later: Study MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many folks in their 30s and 40s chow down on burgers, fried chicken and other fatty foods without fear, figuring they have years before they need to worry about their cholesterol levels. But new research reveals that long-term exposure to even slightly higher cholesterol levels can damage a person's future heart health. People at age 55 who've lived with 11 to 20 years of high cholesterol sh...
With Healthy Foods, Taste Matters, Researchers Say
With Healthy Foods, Taste Matters, Researchers Say FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taste exerts the biggest influence on people's food choices and many believe that healthy foods don't taste good, researchers report. That means more needs to be done to make healthy foods appealing, the study authors said. In the study, participants were presented with a variety of yogurts, each with different levels of sugar and fat. Even when given information about the ingredients, the participants were not ...
Health Tip: Eat a Pre-Workout Snack
Health Tip: Eat a Pre-Workout Snack (HealthDay News) -- A pre-exercise snack can be just what your body craves to push it through a grueling workout. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests: A balanced snack of both proteins and carbs up to three hours before your workout. A sandwich with peanut butter and jelly, or peanut butter and banana. A cup of berries with yogurt. Oatmeal mixed with milk and fruit. An apple with nut butter. A handful of one part nuts to two parts raisins.
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