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COVID-19 lockdowns worsen childhood obesity, study finds Lockdowns implemented across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic have negatively impacted diet, sleep and physical activity among children with obesity, according to new research.
Science Daily | Jun 3, 2020 11:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Pre-COVID-19 poll of older adults hints at potential impact of pandemic on eating habits Few shopped for groceries online, and self-rating of healthy eating was higher among those who dined alone or at restaurants least, a new national U.S. poll finds.
Science Daily | Jun 2, 2020 3:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Gold mining with mercury poses health threats for miles downstream Small-scale gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon poses a health hazard not only to the miners and communities near where mercury is used to extract gold from ore, but also to downstream communities hundreds of kilometers away where people eat mercury-contam
Science Daily | May 28, 2020 8:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
An imbalance of electrons in the liver may be a common risk factor for disease Researchers have uncovered an unexpected connection between an imbalance of electrons in liver cells and many metabolic problems that increase the risk for conditions such as cardiovascular disease and fatty liver disease.
Science Daily | May 28, 2020 8:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Multifunctional e-glasses monitor health, protect eyes, control video games Fitness tracker bracelets and watches provide useful information, such as step count and heart rate, but they usually can't provide more detailed data about the wearer's health. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces have develop
Science Daily | May 27, 2020 2:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Even natural products can be harmful for the unborn child Plant products ingested by pregnant women through their diet are broken down by the intestinal microbiota into chemical substances, some of which can cross the placental barrier and reach the fetus. These foreign substances can harm the unborn child, even
Science Daily | May 26, 2020 4:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Higher fiber saves lives, but food processing may remove benefits Eating more fiber can improve life expectancy for those with diabetes, researchers say. Type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic proportions worldwide, is associated with serious medical complications, and increases the risk of dying from COVID-19.
Science Daily | May 22, 2020 3:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Adding a blend of spices to a meal may help lower inflammation Researchers found that adding six grams of spices to a meal high in fat and carbohydrates resulted in lower inflammation markers hours later.
Science Daily | May 21, 2020 3:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Scientists identify gene linked to thinness that may help resist weight gain Researchers used a genetic database of more than 47,000 people in Estonia to identify a gene linked to thinness that may play a role in resisting weight gain in metabolically healthy thin people. They show that knocking out this gene results in thinner fl
Science Daily | May 21, 2020 3:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Drug combination could eliminate side effects of once-popular diabetes treatment A new study shows how an effective but largely abandoned treatment for Type 2 diabetes could be used again in combination with another drug to eliminate problematic side effects.
Science Daily | May 20, 2020 7:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend