February may be deemed American Heart Month, but shouldn’t we celebrate heart health all year? Heart disease remains the No. 1 health threat for all Americans, and stroke No. 630 more words
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The independent Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee submitted its recommendations to the Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture yesterday, a critical step in the US Government’s process to update federal nutrition guidelines. 519 more words
A California lawmaker introduced legislation Wednesday that would require sugary drinks sold in that state to carry a label that cautions they can contribute to “obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay.” 299 more words
Middle schoolers who consume sweetened energy drinks are 66% more at risk for hyperactivity than other kids, according to a new study.
To assess the effect of a variety of beverages on middle schoolers, Yale School of Public Health researchers surveyed 1,649 students in 5th, 7th, and 8th grade about their beverage consumption and assessed their levels of hyperactivity and inattention. 255 more words
Definition: noun –
- a sweet, crystalline substance, C 12 H 22 O 11 , obtained chiefly from the juice of the sugarcane and the sugar beet, and present in sorghum, maple sap, etc.: used extensively as an ingredient and flavoring of certain foods and as a fermenting agent in the manufacture of certain alcoholic beverages; sucrose. 347 more words