|Obese Girls Prone to Poorer Grades, Study Suggests
Obese Girls Prone to Poorer Grades, Study Suggests TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Besides the well-known problems associated with being overweight at a young age, a new study suggests that obese teen girls tend to do worse in school than those with a healthy weight. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 6,000 children in the United Kingdom and found that girls who were obese at age 11 had lower academic scores at ages 11, 13 and 16 than those with a normal weight. The overall average grade ...
Women Born Small May Be at Risk of Infertility, Study Suggests
Women Born Small May Be at Risk of Infertility, Study Suggests TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who were very small or underweight when they were born may be twice as likely to have fertility problems as those who were normal size at birth, new research suggests. The study, published online March 10 in the journal BMJ Open , included more than 1,200 women in Sweden who were born in 1973 or later and sought fertility treatment with male partners between 2005 and 2010. Fertility problems ...
Knee Pain May Not Be Helped by Glucosamine
Knee Pain May Not Be Helped by Glucosamine TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The dietary supplement glucosamine does not slow cartilage damage in people with chronic knee pain, according to a new study. Millions of Americans take glucosamine in an effort to treat osteoarthritis of the knee and other joints. The most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis is related to normal wear and tear of the joints. The new study, published online March 11 in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology , in...
Alcohol Near Start of Pregnancy Linked to Premature Babies
Alcohol Near Start of Pregnancy Linked to Premature Babies MONDAY, March 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who drink before they conceive or during the first three months of pregnancy might be at increased risk of having a premature or small baby, new research finds. The study included more than 1,200 pregnant women in the United Kingdom who provided information about their drinking habits shortly before and during pregnancy. The U.K. Department of Health, like the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...
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.
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 ...
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...
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