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The Buzz on Energy Drinks

The latest market data show a continued rise in demand for energy drinks-beverages that promise things like increased energy, improved mood, and sharper mental acuity. Medical records show adverse events related to these drinks are on the rise as well.

Association Found Between Waist Circumference and Dementia

A large Korean population study recently published in the journal Obesity found that abdominal obesity, as measured by waist circumference, was associated with significantly higher risk of dementia. The study included over 872,000 participants aged 65 years and older.

Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Improve Insulin Action

While observational studies have suggested that low blood levels of vitamin D are associated with higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a clinical trial recently published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that supplementation with vitamin D3 had no effect on insulin action in people with prediabetes.

Healthy Diet Likely Associated with Less Hearing Loss in Women

A study recently published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found an association between diet and acquired hearing loss. This prospective cohort study included 3,135 U.S. women (mean age 59 years) enrolled in the Nurses Health Study II.

Middle-aged Muscle Mass Associated with Future CVD Risk in Men

A recent study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found an association between muscle mass in healthy men and 10-year risk of fatal or non-fatal heart attack or stroke. Men with the highest levels of lean muscle at the start of the study period had an 81 percent lower risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years then those with the lowest levels.

Diet and Blood Pressure: The Heart of the Matter

Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure. If not controlled, this generally symptomless silent killer can lead to serious consequences, including stroke, kidney disease, heart attack, and blindness. Fortunately, high blood pressure can be prevented-and controlled-through healthy lifestyle choices.

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From the Experts

Q. Can you tell me what biotin is and how much people need?

Q. Can you tell me what biotin is and how much people need?

Q. What is chlorella, and can it really do any of the things its advertised to do?

Q. What is chlorella, and can it really do any of the things its advertised to do?

Q. I have high cholesterol and my doctor told me to eat more beans. Why?

Q. I have high cholesterol and my doctor told me to eat more beans. Why?

Q. Which is safer, saccharin or stevia?

Q. Which is safer, saccharin or stevia?

Q. Are prunes high in vitamin K? I am on blood thinners and was told I need to limit vitamin K intake.

Q. Are prunes high in vitamin K? I am on blood thinners and was told I need to limit vitamin K intake.

Q. Does the Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter accept any type of monetary or in-kind consideration from food or agricultural companies?

Q. Does the Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter accept any type of monetary or in-kind consideration from food or agricultural companies?
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