Half of U.S. adults to be obese by 2030 with one in four severely obese. A new analysis is predicting that by 2030, 48.9% of adults in the United States will be obese and 24.2% will be severely obese. Reuters Health, 12/18/2019.
Lithium from electronic waste can contaminate water supply. Lithium from batteries that power smartphones, tablets and electric cars may contaminate tap water, a Korean study suggests. Reuters Health, 12/18/2019.
Nearly half of U.S. adults don't recognize some heart attack symptoms. Nearly half of Americans might not realize they are having a heart attack because they are not familiar with some of the symptoms, a new study suggests. Reuters Health, 12/18/2019. (Also see Complications with Heart Involvement)
More evidence many pregnant women don't eat well. Many women who are pregnant or trying to conceive have poor diets that could increase their risk for pregnancy complications, a research review suggests. Reuters Health, 12/18/2019. (Also see Food Guide for Autoimmune Disease and Illnesses)
Losing weight after age 50 linked to lower breast cancer risk. Post-menopausal women who are able to lose even a modest amount of weight – and keep it off – may reduce their risk of developing breast cancer, recent research finds. NBC Health News, 12/17/2019. (Also see Cancer)
FDA approves fish-oil drug for cutting cardiac risks. U.S. regulators approved expanded use of a fish oil-based drug for preventing serious heart complications in high-risk patients already taking cholesterol-lowering pills. NBC Health News, 12/13/2019. (Also see Complications with Heart Involvement and Supplement Guide)
The Hidden Drug Epidemic Among Older People. People in their 60s take an average of 15 prescription drugs a year and combined with over-the-counter products, they may do more harm than good. New York Times, 12/16/2019.
The More Processed Foods You Eat, the Higher Your Diabetes Risk. Ultraprocessed foods were tied to a higher risk of Type 2 diabetes. New York Times, 12/18/2019. (Also see Prevention of Diabetes)
Motor neurone disease 'linked to cholesterol' Scientists say they have discovered a possible underlying cause of the neurological disorder, motor neurone disease (MND). BBC News, 12/18/2019.
Vegans 'need to be aware of B12 deficiency risk'. Experts are warning that people eating a vegan diet need to make sure they get enough B12 - because the risk of deficiency is "not a myth". BBC News, 12/18/2019. (Also see Supplement Guide)
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