Health News Brief: Asthma Connected to Fizzy Drinks, Citrus Fruits Lower Women's Stroke Risk, Standing Up from Desks Helps Avoid Diabetes American Medical ID

 

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Health News Brief

March 13, 2012   


Asthma Connected to Fizzy Drinks
Australian study finds that consuming soft drinks increases risk of developing asthma or a chronic breathing condition.
Source: Respirology Read More

Citrus Fruits Lower Women's Stroke Risk
A diet rich in citrus fruits, such as oranges and grapefruits, may reduce women's risk of stroke, a new study says.
Source: Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association Read More

Standing Up from Desks Helps Avoid Diabetes
Research has revealed that interrupting sitting time with short bouts of light exercise can lower glucose and insulin levels by as much as 30 per cent, helping people avoid diabetes.
Source: Diabetes Care Read More

Kids Get More Added Sugar from Foods than Drinks
Kids are gobbling far more added sugars than they should, and processed and packaged foods, not beverages, are the leading source in their diets, new government data show.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics Read More

People in Midlife Have Highest Rate of Obesity
The obesity rate in America may have plateaued and may even be declining in some areas, but many in middle age are still carrying around their spare tires.
Source: Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index Read More

Another Healthy Recipe from Mayo Clinic

Try this healthy Avocado Dip.

Avocado, also known as the alligator pear, is high in monounsaturated fat and a good source of lutein, an antioxidant that may protect vision. This mixture is a great dressing for mixed green salads and is a good topping for fish or chicken.
Source: Mayo Clinic Click Here

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