Less Sleep Leads to Drinking Sugary, Caffeinated Drinks

Photo of Sweetened, Caffeinated Soda : Lack of Sleep Leads to Drinking Sugar Sweetened Drinks with Caffeine

A recent study links shorter sleep with an increase in sugar-sweetened, caffeinated drink consumption — and while the reason seems obvious, the study shows just how much sleep people need to reduce that behavior and sugar intake.

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Fermentable Carbohydrate May Protect Against Obesity

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Researchers tested a high-fat diet that contained fermentable carbohydrate and found that it protected against obesity, but relied on a speficif receptor.

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Seniors Over-Prescribed High Risk Meds, Causing Injuries

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Recent study finds that high risk medications are often prescribed at higher than recommended daily doses for seniors, resulting in more injuries from falls.

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Study: Easy Solution to Higher Brain Function, Delay of Dementia

Photo of Focused Person: Easy Solution to Higher Brain Function, Delay of Dementia

A research team at York University has found that a few simple habits can lead to better cognitive functioning for younger and older adults, and may delay the onset of dementia.

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3 Factors Speed Up the Need for Dialysis in Type 2 Diabetics

Photo of Bedside Dialysis - Finding May Delay Dialysis for Millions with Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers have found 3 risk factors that determine whether a person with type 2 diabetes will need dialysis decades earlier than others.

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Class of Arthritis Drugs Won’t Work for Certain Patients

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Mayo Clinic research sheds light on why some rheumatoid arthritis patients respond poorly to a certain class of drugs, while others benefit from them.

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Americans Consuming Too Much Sodium, Not Enough Potassium

Pizza with Ham: Americans Are Eating Too Much Sodium, Not Enough Potassium

Most Americans are consuming too much sodium, and not enough potassium, with some differences based on sex and ethnicity.

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Obesity Taken as Seriously as Cancer, Worse than Heart Disease

Photo of Tai Chi Class - Obesity Now Ties Cancer as Top Health Threat

Americans now take obesity as seriously as cancer, and say it’s an even bigger health threat than heart disease, the nation’s leading killer.

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New Eye Pressure Test Could Prevent Loss of Vision

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University of Missouri School of Medicine researcher recommends new approach for checking eye pressure which can reduce risk of vision loss or blindness in older adults.

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Lost Sleep Makes You Eat More Calories, Says Study

Photo of a Big Breakfast - Less Sleep Leads to Eating More

Sleep deprivation may result in people consuming more calories during the following day, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis led by researchers at King’s College London.

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