Posted 5:00 PM 4/29/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Men who are obese in their early 20s have a significantly increased risk of dying or of having serious health problems such as diabetes and heart disease by the time they reach age 55, a new long-term study indicates.
Researchers tracked the health of (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 4/26/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- Being overweight and drinking too much alcohol can cause severe harm to the liver, two new studies warn.
One study found that overweight and obese women who were heavy drinkers had a significantly increased risk of developing and dying from chronic (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 4/25/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking just one 12-ounce sugar-sweetened soft drink a day can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 22 percent, a European study contends.
The finding is based on an analysis of data collected from more than 28,000 people in (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 4/24/2013 by By Serena Gordon
WEDNESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are meeting diabetes care goals, but nearly half still aren't achieving major targets for controlling blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol, government health officials say.
Just 14 percent of people with diabetes hit all the (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 4/22/2013 by By Serena Gordon
MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Although you might think being a member of the "clean plate club" is something that stops when a child is young, new research suggests that up to two-thirds of parents still encourage teenagers to finish all the food on their plates, even if the teen is (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 4/19/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who had their first baby when they were teenagers are more likely to be obese than those who were not teen moms, a new study finds.
Researchers analyzed data from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and found that 44 (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 4/18/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Including healthier fats in your daily diet can offer many benefits. They're found in fatty fish, nuts, seeds, avocados, vegetable oils and more.
The University of Michigan Health System says the benefits of these healthier fats in limited quantities include:(More)...
Posted 3:00 PM 4/17/2013 by By Serena Gordon
WEDNESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Replenishing certain nutrients in critically ill patients may not be the best therapy for them, new research suggests.
Giving supplements of the amino acid glutamine in intravenous fluids was linked to a nearly 30 percent increase in the risk of (More)