Health Alerts - Important News from Current Research About Health and Nutrition
Longer lunch periods at school mean healthier eating for children.
Research shows when school children have ample time at the lunch table the likelihood they will eat fruits and vegetables increases dramatically.
July 26, 2021
Whole grains keep you healthier as you age.
Middle-aged and older adults who ate at least three servings of whole grains daily experienced smaller increases in blood pressure, blood sugar and waist size over time than those who averaged less than one serving per day.
July 19, 2021
Dancing helps Parkinson's sufferers manage symptoms.
Researchers found weekly dance lessons led to a reduction in motor impairment and a significant improvement in some Parkinson's symptoms.
July 12, 2021
Lowering your blood pressure can be done with little effort in only 5 minutes per day.
Researchers at the University of Colorado found strength training for your breathing muscles was able to lower systolic blood pressure and improve some measures of vascular health as much or more than regular exercise or drugs.
July 02, 2021
Tryptophan does more than make us sleepy.
Researchers have found tryptophan plays a critical role in gut health and helps keep inflammation under control as we age.
June 24, 2021
Skipping breakfast may mean more than hunger for your body.
Researchers at Ohio State University found adults who skip breakfast are likely to be low on nutrients commonly found in breakfast foods all day.
June 21, 2021
Good heart health but bad bone health could come from vegan diets for children.
Researchers at University College London found children on a vegan diet had better heart health than children who ate meat but had several nutritional deficiencies that stunted their growth and affected bone health.
June 14, 2021
High-impact exercises could help prevent bone loss during aging.
Researchers in Finland found older men who continued their sprint training maintained or even improved their bone health during a 10-year period compared to those who reduced their training load.
June 07, 2021