Category: Health News

Popular Protein Supplements All Fail For BCAA Content Claims

Popular Protein Supplements All Fail For BCAA Content Claims

In a recent study, some popular brands of protein were tested for their BCAA content. Check out this ground breaking report from Anthony Roberts. A group from The Stockton College of New Jersey tested six (very) popular protein supplements for their actual Branched Chain Amino Acid Content and compared that with the BCAA claims made on the package. The group was […]

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Bumble Bee Recalls More Than 31,000 Cases Of Canned Tuna (Video)

Bumble Bee Recalls More Than 31,000 Cases Of Canned Tuna (Video)

Bumble Bee Foods is recalling more than 31,500 cases of canned tuna “out of an abundance of caution,” the company announced Wednesday. According to Bumble Bee’s website, three UPC codes of canned Chunk Light tuna are being recalled because of “process deviations” in the commercial sterilization process that “could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to […]

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Here’s What Happens To Your Body When You Give Up Alcohol For Just One Month

Taking a month off drinking is an increasingly common New Year’s resolution, though it remains unknown how successful people are at staying sober for a month, or what distinguishes people who can keep it up compared to those who can’t, according to a new study. Researchers of the new report, published in the journal Health Psychology, looked at 857 British […]

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‘Supplements And Safety’ Explores What’s In Your Supplements

‘Supplements And Safety’ Explores What’s In Your Supplements

It is estimated that half of all Americans take a health supplement every day, from fish oil to multivitamins. The $30 billion vitamin and supplement industry says these products can make consumers healthier. An investigation into the hidden dangers of vitamins and supplements, a multibillion-dollar industry with limited FDA oversight. On Tues., Jan. 19, FRONTLINE, The New York Times and […]

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Balloon You Can Swallow Fights Obesity (Video)

Balloon You Can Swallow Fights Obesity (Video)

A hi-tech balloon that fills up the stomach and then pops itself after four months could help to counter the obesity epidemic. The new type of gastric balloon, which has just been approved for use in the UK, is designed to help those who find it impossible to lose weight through normal diets. But unlike existing products, no surgery is required […]

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Study: Can Air Make You Fat? (Video)

Study: Can Air Make You Fat? (Video)

A new study finds that air pollution could lead to increased rates of obesity. In the experiment, mice who breathed clean air were less likely to gain weight and were fitter than mice in an environment where the air was polluted. Laboratory mice offered some of the earliest concrete clues that the effects of air pollution may penetrate far beyond […]

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Chipotle Causing Explosive Diarrhea In the U.S., Thanks To E. Coli And Norovirus (Video)

Chipotle Causing Explosive Diarrhea In the U.S., Thanks To E. Coli And Norovirus (Video)

BOSTON — Eighty Boston College students got sick after eating at a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant this past weekend, with early test results regarding the cause leaning toward norovirus, public health investigators said Tuesday. Chipotle has temporarily closed the Cleveland Circle location, which is where the students were reportedly eating. The Boston College students are being tested for E. coli […]

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E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Chipotle Expands To 3 More States

E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Chipotle Expands To 3 More States

NEW YORK (AP) — An outbreak of E. coli linked to Chipotle restaurants has sickened seven more people and expanded to three additional states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a total of 52 cases have now been reported in nine states, including Illinois, Maryland and Pennsylvania. At the end of October, cases had been reported in Oregon […]

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Study: Your Beer Belly May Kill You

Study: Your Beer Belly May Kill You

A new report has found belly fat is far more deadly than any other types of fat. The study by the Mayo Clinic, headed by cardiologist Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez analyzed data from over 14,000 U.S. adults ages 18 to 90. It had already been found that people with central obesity have less muscle mass, which is again linked to an […]

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Study Finds Skinny Jeans Pose Possible Health Risk After Woman Hospitalized

Study Finds Skinny Jeans Pose Possible Health Risk After Woman Hospitalized

It’s not often skinny jeans make it into the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, but now they have. Under the headline “Fashion Victim,” specialists documented the story of a woman who collapsed and was taken to hospital with no feeling in her swollen legs. Her jeans were so tight that they’d cut off the blood supply, leaving her unable to walk for days. She’d spent […]

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