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Archive for February, 2013

Vitamin D Reduces Stress Fractures

February 28, 2013
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Adolescent girls, particularly those involved in sports, can be subject to potential stress fractures. An important new study found that “Vitamin D intake is associated with lower stress fracture risk among adolescent girls who engage in high levels of high-impact activity. Neither calcium intake nor dairy intake was prospectively associated with stress fracture risk.”...
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Soft Drinks Increase Heart Disease?

February 26, 2013
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“Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages was associated with increased risk of CHD (coronary heart disease),” according to a recent scientific study. The study found that those who regularly drank the most sugar-sweetened beverages “had a 20% higher relative risk of CHD” than those who drank the least. This being said, perhaps it’s time to rethink...
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Tanning Beds Increase Skin Cancer?

February 21, 2013
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A recent study found that the use of tanning beds can increase the risk of skin cancer. The study found that “evidence for a dose-response relationship between tanning bed use and the risk of skin cancers, especially BCC (basal cell carcinoma), and the association is stronger for patients with a younger age at exposure.”...
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Your Doctor’s Risky Philosophy

February 19, 2013
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An important study found that medical doctors who exercise and don’t smoke are more likely to recommend lifestyle modifications to improve patient health. Researchers found that “those who exercised at least once per week or did not actively smoke were approximately twice as likely to recommend these interventions.” An important point that every patient...
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Saturated Fat Reduces Sperm in Men

February 14, 2013
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A preliminary study examined how the consumption of total fat, saturated fat and unsaturated fat impacted sperm count and concentration in men. Researchers found that “higher total fat intake was negatively related to total sperm count and concentration.” In addition, men in the highest third of total fat intake had less than half the...
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Vitamin D Reduces Crohn’s Risk

February 12, 2013
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Vitamin D is known to have a positive effect on the immune system. A new study looked to see if a higher level of Vitamin D might be associated with a lower risk of Crohn’s disease.  What the researchers found is that those women with higher levels of Vitamin D could essentially cut their...
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Nicotine While Pregnant Increases Colic

February 7, 2013
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While it may help a person quit smoking, a nicotine patch still puts nicotine into the body. This is a reality that some expectant mothers forget. A study of over 46,000 infants found that infants born to mothers who smoked during their pregnancy or used a form of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) had a...
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Vitamin D Deficiency During Pregnancy Impacts Language Development

February 5, 2013
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An increasing number of people are concerned they aren’t consuming the nutrients they need to be healthy. This is why so many people make the choice to take vitamin supplements. This is especially true when a woman is pregnant. A mother’s nutritional deficiencies can cause serious health issues and birth defects in their children....
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