|Lack of Sleep Compounds Health Problems for Obese Teens: Study
Lack of Sleep Compounds Health Problems for Obese Teens: Study THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese teens who get too little sleep are at increased risk for heart disease and diabetes, a small study suggests. Researchers assessed the health, physical activity levels and sleeping habits of 37 obese American youngsters, aged 11 to 17. Among the study participants, only one-third met the minimum recommendations of being physically active at least one hour per day. Most slept about seven hours ...
Health Tip: Baking With Less Sugar
Health Tip: Baking With Less Sugar Your baked goods can be sweet delights without the need to add tons of sugar. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests how to trim the sugar in your recipes: When baking cakes, cookies or bread, cut down on sugar used by one-third. Instead of icing a cake with frosting, use slices of fruit or a fruit puree. In lieu of sugar, use spices that boost sweetness without the calories. Examples include vanilla, peppermint, cardamom, allspice, cinnamon or nutmeg.
Hangovers Don't Delay the Next Drink, Study Finds
Hangovers Don't Delay the Next Drink, Study Finds TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hangovers don't influence when people will have their next drink, according to a new study that challenges some common beliefs. Although many people say having another drink will help cure a hangover, others think a hangover will delay further drinking. In this study of nearly 400 frequent drinkers, researchers found the unpleasant after-effects of overindulgence have little effect on the timing of the next alco...
Schools Add More Fruits, Veggies to the '3 Rs'
Schools Add More Fruits, Veggies to the '3 Rs' TUESDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- Under new U.S. guidelines on school lunches, low-income students are eating more fruits and vegetables, according to a new study. And concerns that much healthful food would go to waste have proved unfounded. Still, there is substantial waste, even though the kids are eating more fruits and veggies, the researchers said. "Many low-income students rely on school meals for up to half of their daily energy intake. Therefore...
Health Tip: Serve Kids Power Foods
Health Tip: Serve Kids Power Foods (HealthDay News) -- If you want your young athletes to play hard, make sure they're powered up with the right foods. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions for power meals and snacks: Start with a breakfast of whole-grain cereal or whole-grain muffins with fruit. Or begin the day with a yogurt and fruit parfait, with whole grain cereal. Pack a breakfast of a bagel, fruit, string cheese, yogurt, juice box and low-fat milk. Pack a snack bag to in...
Health Tip: Choose Heart-Healthy Proteins
Health Tip: Choose Heart-Healthy Proteins (HealthDay News) -- Heart-healthy fish, poultry and meat provide body-fueling protein without all the unhealthy fat. The American Heart Association recommends these heart-healthy choices: Choose skinless, trimmed cuts of meat, and limit totals to 6 ounces or less per day. Eat at least two servings each week of grilled or baked fish, particularly oily fish. Season meat with low-sodium, low-fat products, such as herbs or spices. Use meatless proteins in entrees, s...
High-Protein Diets in Middle Age Might Shorten Life Span
High-Protein Diets in Middle Age Might Shorten Life Span TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of middle-aged Americans chow down each day on steaks, cheeseburgers and other protein-rich fare. Now two studies find that diets high in meat and cheese, when eaten in middle age, might shorten people's life spans. However, in a surprise twist, the same research team found that eating lots of animal-based protein in old age might actually do the opposite. "The research shows that a low-protein d...
Sexual Harassment Really Is Rampant in Bars, Study Finds
Sexual Harassment Really Is Rampant in Bars, Study Finds TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's official: Men drinking in bars often feel free to get grabby, make lewd remarks and otherwise sexually harass women who aren't interested. And many of these guys can't take a hint when women try to move away from them, a new study shows. Though the study results aren't so surprising, especially to any woman who's ever tried to have a fun, unfettered night out with girlfriends, researchers say they ar...
Balanced Diet During Pregnancy May Lower Risk of Preterm Delivery
Balanced Diet During Pregnancy May Lower Risk of Preterm Delivery TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Expectant mothers are often told to eat lots of fruits and vegetables, and a new study adds to evidence that a healthy diet is linked to a reduced risk of premature birth. Researchers analyzed data gathered from more than 66,000 pregnant women in Norway between 2002 and 2008. Premature birth (before 37 weeks of pregnancy) occurred in slightly more than 5 percent of the pregnancies. Women who ate ...
Binge Drinking May Double Older People's Risk of Dying
Binge Drinking May Double Older People's Risk of Dying MONDAY, March 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Binge drinking may shorten your life, even if your drinking is considered moderate overall, new research indicates. Many studies of moderate drinking have delved into how it affects health and mortality, but most haven't looked at patterns of drinking, explained study author Charles Holahan, a professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. When Holahan and colleagues examined drinking styles o...
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