Health Alerts - Important News from Current Research About Health and Nutrition
Learn how the psychology of leftovers can fool you
As restaurant portion sizes have grown, weight-conscious diners wanting to control their intake have started taking more food home. But that choice is leading some well-intentioned people to overindulge because their mind is tricking them into letting their guard down.
October 01, 2018
The popular diet show promise for cancer patients
Cancer patients who followed a ketogenic diet were more successful in losing body fat and lowering their insulin levels compared to similar patients who followed an American Cancer Society-recommended low-fat diet. Those are the results of a study published by the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
September 24, 2018
This study shows how antibiotics can go too far and also kill good bacteria
A new study from researchers at Case Western University shows how antibiotics can actually do more harm than good by destroying good bacteria that would normally attack an oral infection and reduce inflammation.
September 17, 2018
It appears too many people are growing couch potatoes in their home garden
Survey results are in and 1.4 billion people or more than 25 percent of the world’s adult population is not getting enough physical activity according to researchers at the World Health Organization. While the global numbers are bad, it’s worse in America.
September 10, 2018
Dirty air is responsible for more than just breathing problems
It has long been known that air pollution can cause breathing problems and other physical ailments but a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences now shows air pollution could also affect your ability to think.
September 03, 2018
This study encourages you to keep hydrated if you want to be mentally sharp
New research shows your brain swells when you are dehydrated and your ability to perform routine tasks is diminished. Those are the findings of a group of exercise physiologists from Georgia Tech.
August 27, 2018
More good news for vegetable lovers when it comes to cancer prevention
When you were younger you probably avoided broccoli, cabbage and kale or tried to feed them to your dog under the table. Research now reveals a better choice would have been to keep those veggies for yourself, unless you were trying to help your dog avoid colon cancer.
August 20, 2018
Meditation can have a dramatic impact on more than just your mental health
If you need to be at your sharpest mentally it might be worth your time to take a meditation break. College students who listened to a 10-minute meditation tape were able to complete simple cognitive tasks more quickly and accurately as a result.
August 13, 2018