Archive for the ‘Health and Beauty’ Category

Overweight/obese people with diabetes at increased risk of brain abnormalities

(Media Release) A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) reveals that overweight and obese individuals with early stage type 2 diabetes (T2D) had more severe and progressive abnormalities in brain structure and cognition compared to normal-weight study participants.  ( The research conducted by Dr […]

Low-sodium diet might not lower blood pressure

(Media Release) A new study that followed more than 2,600 men and women for 16 years found that consuming less sodium wasn’t associated with lower blood pressure. The new findings call into question the sodium limits recommended by the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Lynn L. Moore, DSc, associate professor of medicine at Boston University […]

Is soda bad for your brain? (And is diet soda worse?)

(Media Release) Americans love sugar. Together we consumed nearly 11 million metric tons of it in 2016, according to the US Department of Agriculture, much of it in the form of sugar-sweetened beverages like sports drinks and soda. Now, new research suggests that excess sugar — especially the fructose in sugary drinks — might damage […]

Air pollution: ‘Heart disease link found’

(Media Release) Extremely small particles of pollution have the potential to evade the lungs’ protective filter system and end up deep in the body, scientists suggest. Researchers speculate the particles could then build up in blood vessels and raise the risk of heart disease. They say their early study – based on extremely small particles […]

Being overweight at any point in adulthood increases risk for death

(Media Release) ( People who are obese or overweight at some point in their adult lives have an elevated risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer and other causes. Analyzing weight history over a period of time, rather than at a single point, reversed the paradoxical association between excess weight and reduced mortality that had […]

Weight history over time shows higher risk of death for overweight, obese people

(Media Release)( People who are obese or overweight at some point in their adult lives have an elevated risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer and other causes, according to a new study by researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health. The study, […]

Expanding waistlines and metabolic syndrome: Researchers warn of new ‘silent killer’

(Media Release) For decades, American waistlines have been expanding and there is increasing cause for alarm. Researchers from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University make the case that metabolic syndrome — a cluster of three of more risk factors that include abdominal obesity, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, abnormal lipids, […]

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