Health Alerts - Important News from Current Research About Health and Nutrition
Think about what you eat if you don't want to count sheep while trying to fall asleep.
A new study from Columbia University found women who consumed a diet high in refined carbohydrates and sugar were more likely to develop insomnia.
March 16, 2020
The ritual of post-game snacks for youth sports might need to be changed in light of a recent study.
New research shows kids are likely consuming many more calories after the game than they burned during the game and the sugar intake from that one event exceeds the entire daily total recommended for children.
March 02, 2020
Pregnant women should be aware of what's in the makeup they are applying for the sake of their unborn child.
Researchers found a link between cosmetics containing parabens used by mothers-to-be and an increased likelihood their children, especially girls, will become overweight.
February 24, 2020
The wrong foods can cause a fatty liver but researchers say the right ones can reverse it.
Researchers at Texas A&M University have discovered a compound in many popular vegetables that has the power to fight fatty liver disease.
February 17, 2020
Yoga helps people feel better mentally and scientists now better understand why.
Researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine used brain imaging to discover yoga increases the levels in the brain of Gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA) which has been shown to mitigate depressive symptoms.
February 10, 2020
Soybean oil is the most commonly consumed oil in the U.S. but research indicates it probably should not be eaten.
New research from the University of California at Riverside is raising doubts about the safety of soybean oil after study findings show it has the potential to trigger genetic changes in the brain.
February 03, 2020
There is a potential for harm as a result of study findings regarding the absorption of chemicals from sunscreens.
Researchers found the chemicals in sunscreens are being absorbed into the bloodstream at a rate higher than the FDA’s established threshold where they can be presumed safe.
January 27, 2020
Parkinson's disease affects the brain but has roots that reach into the gut.
Scientists have identified a specific strain of probiotic (healthy gut bacteria) that may prevent and reverse the clumping of proteins in the brain associated with Parkinson’s.
January 20, 2020