Healthy Eating

Long-term coffee consumption, caffeine metabolism genetics, and risk of cardiovascular disease: a prospective analysis of up to 347,077 individuals and 8368 cases



Coffee is one of the most widely consumed stimulants worldwide and is generally considered to be safe or even beneficial for health. However, increased risk of myocardial infarction and hypertension has been suggested for individuals who carry a functional variant at cytochrome P450 1A2 (CYP1A2), which makes them less effective at metabolizing caffeine.

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Eight top athletes share their nutrition tricks for a high-performing new year

January is nothing if not full of diet advice. But when it comes to the life of an athlete, simply watching calories or losing weight doesn’t cut it. So we asked eight world class competitors to share the best advice they ever got about eating not just to stay in shape, but to perform at the top of their sport.… Continue Reading...

Looks-Conscious Teens Trying Risky Supplements

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Unregulated products can harm health, U.S. pediatricians’ group warns

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many teens are turning to risky, unregulated supplements to boost their looks, warns a leading group of U.S. pediatricians.

These products — including protein powders, steroids and diet pills — are often useless at best, toxic at worst, said the American Academy of Pediatrics in a new report.

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Teens Are Using Risky Supplements to Improve Their Appearance

The Short of It

Doctors are warning parents that their teens could be using unregulated supplements as appearance enhancers.

The Lowdown

Pediatricians from the U.S. Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness are warning parents aboutteens using risky, unregulated supplements to improve their looks. Teens are using things like protein powders, steroids and diet pills, which the American Academy of Pediatrics says are at best, useless, and at worst, toxic.… Continue Reading...

Better breakfast, better grades

Just as mothers have been telling their kids for generations, new research shows that eating breakfast helps kids to learn

A new study from the University of Iowa reinforces the connection between good nutrition and good grades, finding that free school breakfasts help students from low-income families perform better academically.

The study finds students who attend schools that participate in the U.S.

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Vitamin waters and energy drinks are a ‘waste of money and don’t boost health’

Energy and vitamin-enhanced drinks do not boost mental or physical health, a damning study has claimed.

In fact, many of the benefits being claimed have no foundation in nutritional science either, said the report by university academics.

The drinks boast of being packed with various nutrients and vitamins making claims to improve everything from concentration to improving mood.… Continue Reading...

Beware of Products Promising Miracle Weight Loss

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The only natural way to lose more weight it to burn more calories than you take in.  All of these diet pills and MLM companies promoting their weight loss programs can be accomplished for free.

“This year, I’m going to lose some weight.”

If you find yourself making this common New Year’s resolution, know this: many so-called “miracle” weight loss supplements and foods (including teas and coffees) don’t live up to their claims.… Continue Reading...

Chocolate Milk: Gain a performance edge

According to new research, grabbing chocolate milk after a hard swim could give swimmers a performance edge. Researchers at Indiana University found that when trained swimmers recovered with lowfat chocolate milk after an exhaustive swim, they swam faster in time trials later that same day.

  • On average, swimmers shaved off 2.1 seconds per 200 yard swim, and 0.5 seconds per 75 yard sprint after drinking chocolate milk, compared to when they recovered with a traditional carbohydrate sports drink or calorie-free beverage.
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Youth Athlete Sports Nutrition – Are You Fueled To Reach The Finish Line?

Youth athlete sports nutrition goes hand in hand with your improving skill level and desire to perform at a high level.  Your passion for the sport being at its maximum, you will want to do everything you can to get the best results.  Yes, every young athlete needs to fuel their body with the right foods to reach their full potential.  … Continue Reading...

Energy drinks blamed after students taken to hospital

STANFORD - Two Lincoln County Middle School students were taken to the hospital Wednesday after consuming energy drinks during a field trip to Eastern Kentucky University.

Principal Debbie Sims said during a 300-student excursion to the university in Richmond for a live dance performance, some students began purchasing energy drinks from a store in the main EKU food court.

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