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Fact Check: does coffee cause cancer?

Fact Check: does coffee cause cancer?

Nobody disputes that coffee contains acrylamide or that acrylamide causes DNA damage, but it’s how much you consume that is important.

April 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
New Medicare perk for diabetes prevention stumbles at rollout

New Medicare perk for diabetes prevention stumbles at rollout

Medicare’s new diabetes prevention program — a yearlong series of classes about healthy eating, physical activity and behavioral change for people at high risk of developing diabetes — is getting off to a rocky star and except in a few locations isn’t up and running yet.

April 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Wealthy Americans know less than they think they do about food and nutrition

Wealthy Americans know less than they think they do about food and nutrition

Affluent Americans are more likely to encounter unsubstantiated information – online, among friends and family, and at farmers’ markets and pricier upscale grocery stores – that raise unfounded concerns about technology. The result is a persistent perception that certain “organic” or non-GMO products are somehow healthier, which is unsupported by research.

April 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
We asked five experts: do I have to drink eight glasses of water per day?

We asked five experts: do I have to drink eight glasses of water per day?

We asked five medical and sports science experts if we really need to drink eight glasses of water per day.

April 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Kids’ fitness is improving, but they still aren’t as fit as their parents were

Kids’ fitness is improving, but they still aren’t as fit as their parents were

Research shows that if you are aerobically fit as an adult, then you are less likely to develop or die from chronic conditions such as heart disease, stroke and some cancers. And, if you were fit as a kid, then you are more likely to be a fit and healthy as an adult.

April 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Six ways to get teenagers more active – suggested by the teens themselves

Six ways to get teenagers more active – suggested by the teens themselves

Researchers who design physical activity schemes often do not speak directly to the groups they want to target. For our latest project, we wanted to give young people the chance to make their own recommendations to help others of the same age be more active now, and carry on being active in the future.

March 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
Yes, too much sugar is bad for our health – here’s what the science says

Yes, too much sugar is bad for our health – here’s what the science says

Sugar tends to increase you’re belly fat — visceral fat is especially harmful because it increases the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. But what does the science say about sugar and the raft of other conditions we see in the headlines every other week? Let’s look at two examples: dementia and cancer.

March 10, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Can coffee improve your workout? The science of caffeine and exercise

Can coffee improve your workout? The science of caffeine and exercise

So will drinking a cup of joe before your workout actually make a difference? The answer could depend as much on your genes as what kind of coffee you’re drinking.

March 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Busting 5 myths about eating disorders

Busting 5 myths about eating disorders

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder in which a person unreasonably limits food intake and excessively exercises to prevent weight gain. Individuals who suffer from this disorder appear extremely thin. However, the other most common eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, uses bingeing and purging to control weight. These people may appear healthy, despite the internal damage being done to their bodies.

March 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Growing up in poverty weakens later health – even if you escape it

Growing up in poverty weakens later health – even if you escape it

Children who grow up in poverty may be at risk of poorer health in adulthood – even if they escape poverty later in life. This suggests that childhood adversity doesn’t just affect our choices, but also directly compromises the biological ability of our bodies to stay healthy.

February 21, 2018 | By | Reply More