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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.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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....

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

The Rise of Plant-Based Meats

Sales of meat alternatives grew 30 percent in 2018, and this rapid growth is expected to continue. In 2019, plant-based meat alternatives hit the mainstream, with the nationwide introduction of meatless meat at multiple fast-food outlets (including Burger King, White Castle, DelTaco, and some McDonalds locations.)

Sleep:The Third Pillar of Health

We all know that diet and physical activity are essential to good health, but many are unaware that getting adequate sleep is equally important, if not more so. Sleep affects everything from energy and appetite to performance, mood, attention, memory, and decision making. It is the time when the brain forms and maintains the pathways that let us learn and create new memories. Recent research suggests that the body uses sleep time to remove toxins and metabolic trash from the brain (possibly including the plaques that contribute to Alzheimers disease). Habitual short sleep duration is associated with greater risk of obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, and cardiovascular disease. Unfortunately, about one third of U.S. adults get less than the recommended seven hours of sleep a night.

Maximizing Produce, Minimizing Waste

Nobody intends to overbuy fresh produce, but were all familiar with the mystery bag of green mush at the bottom of the crisper drawer. Buying too much food, serving too much at meals, and improper storage are ways Americans waste food at home, to the tune of $2,200 per year, according to researchers at Tufts University.