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Federal snack program does not yield expected impacts

Federal snack program does not yield expected impacts

A research team examined the US Department of Agriculture’s Smart Snacks in School regulation. The federal mandate was intended to replace unhealthy school snacks and beverages with more wholesome options, including fruits, vegetables, and packaged treats low in fat, sugar, and sodium. Continue reading Federal snack program does not yield expected impacts

Increased endometrial cancer rates found in women with high levels of cadmium

Increased endometrial cancer rates found in women with high levels of cadmium

Through a five-year observational study, researchers found that women with increased levels of cadmium — a metal commonly found in foods such as kidneys, liver and shellfish as well as tobacco — also had an increased risk of endometrial cancer. It’s an observation the researchers hope could lead to new treatments or interventions to prevent the fourth most common cancer in women. Continue reading Increased endometrial cancer rates found in women with high levels of cadmium

Characteristics of metabolically unhealthy lean people

Characteristics of metabolically unhealthy lean people

Compared to people who are of normal weight and metabolically healthy, subjects who are of normal weight but metabolically unhealthy have a three-fold higher risk of mortality and/or cardiovascular events. Scientists have now addressed characteristics determining metabolic health in lean, overweight and obese people, showed that a reduced accumulation of fat in the lower body puts lean people at risk and highlighted implications of their findings for personalized prevention and treatment of … Continue reading Characteristics of metabolically unhealthy lean people

Lola Akingbade: You've Been On this Fitness Journey With No Signs of Weight loss? 6 Reasons Why

Lola Akingbade: You've Been On this Fitness Journey With No Signs of Weight loss? 6 Reasons Why

You eat your meals throughout the day and then assume you ate only a certain amount, meanwhile you ate a lot more. I see this so frequently and I am … Continue reading Lola Akingbade: You've Been On this Fitness Journey With No Signs of Weight loss? 6 Reasons Why