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Cold Weather May Help Burn Fat, and Time of Day Matters

Cold Weather May Help Burn Fat, and Time of Day MattersTHURSDAY, May 18, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Men, want to burn fat? Chill out.New research shows that exposure to cold in the morning may help you burn more fat than at other times of day. Exposure to cold activates brown fat, producing heat to help the body maintain its temperature and burn calories, especially those from fat. That makes it an ideal way for guys to improve cardiometabolic health — preventable conditions like heart attack, diabetes and liver disease, for instance.Sorry, ladies. The same may not be true for you.“Our study indicates that the optimum time to undergo cold exposure is at a specific point in the body’s 24-hour cycle,” said study co-author Mariëtte Boon, of Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands. “It may also be that there is a sex...

WHO Says No to Artificial Sweeteners for Weight Loss

17 May 2023
WHO Says No to Artificial Sweeteners for Weight LossWEDNESDAY, May 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Skip artificial sweeteners if you're trying to lose weight, warns the World Health Organization (WHO), noting the sugar substitutes aren't effective for shedding pounds and may also cause harm.Long-term use of sugar substitutes may cause "potential undesirable effects," according to new WHO guidance. This can include an "increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and mortality in adults,” CBS News reported.Consuming foods and beverages with ingredients like saccharin or sucralose or adding them to foods "does not confer any long-term benefit in reducing body fat in adults or children,” the WHO said after completing a systematic review.Among the artificial sweeteners WHO officials considered were acesulfame K, aspartame,...

How Healthy Is a Vegan Mom's Breast Milk?

17 May 2023
How Healthy Is a Vegan Mom`s Breast Milk?WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Vegan moms can breastfeed their children and not worry that their breast milk is missing essential nutrients, a new study finds. Researchers from Amsterdam University Medical Center in the Netherlands tested the milk of vegan mothers, finding it contains sufficient levels of vitamin B2 and carnitine. “The maternal diet greatly influences the nutritional composition of human milk, which is important for child development. With the rise of vegan diets worldwide, also by lactating mothers, there are concerns about the nutritional adequacy of their milk," said lead researcher Dr. Hannah Juncker. "Therefore, it would be important to know if the milk concentrations of those nutrients are different in lactating women consuming a vegan diet,” she...

Black, Hispanic Americans More Likely to Have PFAS...

16 May 2023
Black, Hispanic Americans More Likely to Have PFAS Chemicals in Drinking WaterTUESDAY, May 16, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Black and Hispanic communities in the United States are more often poor — and also more likely to have harmful levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their drinking water, a new study reveals.Sources of PFAS pollution — including major manufacturers, airports, military bases, wastewater treatment plants and landfills — are disproportionately sited near watersheds that serve these poorer communities, Harvard researchers found. “Our work suggests that the sociodemographic groups that are often stressed by other factors — including marginalization, racism and poverty — are also more highly exposed to PFAS in drinking water,” said study co-author Jahred Liddie. He is a PhD student in population health sciences at...

Think You Need an Opioid? Here Are Questions to Ask Your Doctor

14 May 2023
Think You Need an Opioid? Here Are Questions to Ask Your DoctorSUNDAY, May 14, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- It’s important to ask questions when your doctor or dentist writes you a new prescription.This is especially true for opioid pain medications, such as hydrocodone, oxycodone or morphine.While these drugs are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for acute and chronic pain, they can have serious side effects, including addiction and even death. Misuse of opioids have led to the current drug overdose crisis in the United States. The majority of overdose deaths in this country involve opioids, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The FDA offers some tips for using these medications safely. Start by asking your doctor how long your pain is likely to last and what medication is being prescribed.If the drug is...

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