One in two adults takes a daily vitamin pill, and Americans spend nearly $12 billion annually on vitamins and supplements. Now, an editorial published in this week's Annals of Internal Medicine says that using supplements and multivitamins to prevent chronic conditions such as heart disease and cancer is a waste of money.
Here are the top predicted fitness trends for 2014 from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
The key to anti-aging is living a healthy lifestyle, which includes avoiding unhalthy food, unhealthy activities, exercising, and including healthy foods that promote your health rather than detract from it. Besides avoiding foods that are heavily processed, heavy with sugars, saturated fat and trans fat, eat foods with a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, and protein. Here are some foods that will help you age gracefully.
Appetite Suppression Pills Called into Question
New weight loss products are released each year offering dieters promises of suppressing their appetite to lose weight, but these over-the-counter appetite suppression pills and other appetite suppression products may not be as effective as more natural approaches to weight loss according to a review of appetite suppression products.
New Jersey Bans Indoor Tanning for Minors Under 17
New Jersey sent a strong message to young people that indoor tanning can be dangerous to their health.
Legislation prohibiting the use of indoor tanning beds by minors under 17 passed both the New Jersey House and Senate and was signed into law by Gov. Christopher Christie signed the bill into law on April 1, 2013. The law will go into effect on Oct. 1, 2013.
The law is based on significant scientific evidence that links indoor tanning to increased risk of developing melanoma and other forms of skin cancer.
Two new cases of bird flu, and one more death has been reported in several eastern provinces of China. The new H7N9 avian influenza cases bring the total so far reported to nine, with three deaths, according to the official Xinhua news agency.
Health officials are scrambling to understand the new bird flu outbreak, the first time the avian H7N9 influenza A has been known to infect humans.
Indoor tanning beds can cause non-melanoma skin cancer and the skin cancer risk is greater the earlier one starts tanning, according to a new study on tanning beds and skin cancer.
An extract in green tea may prevent the formation of misfolding of specific proteins in the brain that has shown to lead to Alzheimer's disease according to researchers at the University of Michigan.
The aggregation of these proteins, called metal-associated amyloids, is associated not just with Alzheimer's disease, but other neurodegenerative conditions as well.
Same-sex cohabitors report worse health than married heterosexuals of the same socioeconomic status w, according to a new study, which may provide fuel for gay marriage proponents.
The inflammation of fat tissue when you are obese is part of a spiraling series of events that leads to the development of type 2 diabetes in some obese people. But researchers have not understood what triggers the inflammation, or why.
In Cell Metabolism this month (cover), scientists from The Methodist Hospital report fat cells themselves are at least partly to blame -- high calorie diets cause the cells to make major histocompatibility complex II, a group of proteins usually expressed to help the immune system fight off viruses and bacteria. In overweight mice and humans the fat cells, or adipocytes, are issuing false distress signals -- they are not under attack by pathogens. But this still sends local immune cells into a tizzy, and that causes inflammation.