Monthly Archives: May 2013

New Study Questions Safety of Excessive Coffee Drinking

A new study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry investigated how chlorogenic acid (CGA), which is a polyphenol found in coffee, could impact health. They found that mice that were given 5-6 cups of coffee per day had increased glucose intolerance, increased insulin resistance, and increased fat storage. However, they did find […]

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Americans Are Still Making Poor Health Choices

The US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention just released their report outlining the lifestyle choices of Americans. They found that 6 out of 10 adults drink alcohol, 20% of adults smoke (and less than 50% attempted to quit last year), and only 1 in 5 adults met the guidelines for both aerobic and strength […]

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BEWARE OF GINKGO BILOBA

Gingko biloba is a popular herbal supplement mainly used as a memory and concentration enhancer and as a possible treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease. However, a recent study found that gingko biloba causes cancer in laboratory animals. The National Toxicology Program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found evidence that Gingko biloba caused liver cancer […]

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PECS AND POSTURE

Poor posture is not just about the back muscles. No matter how much you strengthen and stretch your back, you will not be able to improve your posture if your chest muscles (pecs) are too tight. Pecs can tighten and shorten for many reasons; in fact, any activity that involves bringing your shoulders forward and […]

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ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO LOSE WEIGHT WHILE DINING OUT

JAMA Internal Medicine just published a Canadian study comparing the calorie and nutrient counts of 685 meals from 19 popular sit-down restaurant chains. These chains publish their nutrient information publicly. An average meal was 1128 calories and had 151% of the recommended daily sodium intake, 89% of fat and 60% of cholesterol. A second study, […]

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