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More Than Half of College Football Athletes Have Inadequate Levels of Vitamin D, Deficiency Linked to Muscle Injuries
Study finds insufficient vitamin D levels linked to and lower extremity muscle strains and 'sports hernia.'

Energy drinks mask alcohol's effects, increase injury risk
People who mix highly caffeinated energy drinks with their alcoholic beverages may be at increased risk for injury

Whole body vibration has same health benefits as walking
Twenty minutes a day on a vibrating platform reduces body fat and insulin resistance and improves muscle and bone strength.

Gluten may lower risk of Type 2 diabetes
Eating more gluten may be associated with a lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention / Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2017 Scientific Sessions.

Amazon men in their 80s have the arteries of Americans in their 50s
Lancet study shows diet low on processed carbs, saturated fats and active living boost heart health

Women, Particularly Minorities, Do Not Meet Nutrition Guidelines Shortly Before Pregnancy
Healthy maternal diets have been linked to reduced risks of preterm birth, fetal growth restriction, preeclampsia and maternal obesity

Will a sugary drinks levy benefit Canadians? New research says yes.
Research indicates over the next 25 years a levy would save thousands of lives and contribute to $11.5 billion in health care savings.

'Low-content' nutritional claims on packaged goods misleading for consumers
These findings show how the lack of consistency about what these statements mean can lead content claims to be used to sell generally unhealthy foods as a healthier alternative.

Taking B Vitamins May Reduce Epigenetic Effects of Air Pollution
The WHO estimates that 92 percent of the world's population currently lives in places where air quality levels exceed the WHO limits of 10 ug/m3.

Health Canada talks of opening up 'black box of medicines' safety
Canadians could be a step closer to being able to access sensitive information about the safety of drugs and medical devices

Eating More - Or Less - Of 10 Foods May Cut Risk Of Early Death
About half of all U.S. deaths from heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes are linked to poor diets

Mayo Clinic discovers high-intensity aerobic training can reverse aging processes in adults
Everyone knows that exercise is good for you, but what type of training helps most, especially when you're older - say over 65?

Industry Tracker: Bottled Water Overtakes Soda in US
Americans drank an average of 39.3 gallons of bottled water in 2016, and 38.5 gallons of carbonated soft drinks

Probiotic found in yogurt can reverse depression symptoms in mice, UVA finds
Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions in the United States, with up to 7 percent of people experiencing a major depressive episode

High number of deaths from heart disease, stroke and diabetes linked to diet
Nearly half of all deaths in the United States in 2012 that were caused by cardiometabolic diseases, including heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes, have been linked to substandard eating habits

Blueberry concentrate improves brain function in older people
Drinking concentrated blueberry juice improves brain function in older people, according to research by the University of Exeter.

Soy Food Consumption Linked to Prolonged Survival in Some Breast Cancer Patients
New research indicates that dietary soy products are safe and even beneficial for women diagnosed with breast cancer.

A Hot Cup of Attention Tempered with Chocolate, Please
Deep down, we always knew it, but science is proving that cocoa and caffeine are indeed the best marriage ever

Physicians Analyze Food Trends and Publish Dietary Prescription for Optimal Heart Health
Green leafy vegetables, blueberries, and plant proteins rise to the top of the physicians' recommendations for frequent food intake; coconut oil, palm oil, and antioxidant supplements fall to the bottom of the list

High Air Pollution May Be Making Antibiotics Less Effective
Bacteria that cause respiratory infections are directly affected by air pollution - increasing the potential for infection and changing the effectiveness of antibiotic treatment.

Allergies? Probiotic combination may curb your symptoms, new study find
University of Florida research shows a probiotic combination might help reduce hay fever symptoms, if it is taken during allergy season

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