Archive for October, 2008 – Many Americans are rarely without their cell phones, and that could be very helpful for those trying to lose weight, according to a new study. “Since so many people use cell phones and gas prices were getting higher, we thought, ‘How well can we reach people, and how well can we reach people […]

A study by the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research of more than 40,000 women and their babies found that women who gained more than 40 pounds during their pregnancies were nearly twice as likely to have a heavy baby. Published in the November 2008 issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the study found that more […]

Potentially hazardous levels of metal ions are present in many commercially available wines. An analysis of reported levels of metals in wines from sixteen different countries, published in the open access Chemistry Central Journal, found that only those from Argentina, Brazil and Italy did not pose a potential health risk owing to metals. Professor Declan […] – A new University of Missouri study indicates that the negative effects of skipping exercise can occur in a short period. The researchers found that a sudden transition to a sedentary lifestyle can quickly lead to symptoms of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (hepatic steatosis), which affects at least 75 percent of obese people. “We […] – Could eating grapes help fight high blood pressure related to a salty diet? And could grapes or grape extracts calm other factors that are also related to heart diseases such as heart failure? A new University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center study suggests so. The new study, published in the October 2008 issue of […]

Could consumption of yogurt, kefir, or other fermented probiotic dairy products reduce your risk of bladder cancer? A recent study suggests so. Intakes of various foods and nutrients could influence the risk of bladder cancer, because most metabolites are excreted through the urinary bladder. With regard to dietary factors, consumption of milk and other dairy […]