Latest National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Stories

Prolonged Sitting Removes The Beneficial Effects Exercise Has On Cardiovascular Health
2014-07-08 06:10:12

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As we have become a more technological society, we have also become a more sedentary society. We already know that this is one of the major causes of obesity, but it affects our bodies in many other ways. Among these, a new study from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center reveals that a sedentary lifestyle lowers cardiorespiratory fitness levels. The findings, published online in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, noted that...

2014-05-27 23:11:59

Urban legend says that eating apples will improve one’s health. According to Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP, recent research indicates that this is true at least for avocados. Sturgeon Bay, WI (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Hippocrates, the father of western healing, stated: “Let food be your medicine, and medicine be your food.” The last few decades of research show that many foods can be beneficial for health. Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin Chiropractor and Naturopath, Dr. J G Moellendorf,...

Dietary Supplement Use In The US
2014-04-15 07:12:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from Ipsos Public Affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) reveals that dietary supplement use by US adults is more prevalent than previous studies from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) have indicated. Ipsos conducted five years of online market research to gather the data described in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. According to Annette Dickinson, Ph.D., a...

2014-02-25 16:26:12

Though overall obesity rates remain unchanged, rates in young children improve ATLANTA, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The latest CDC obesity data, published in the February 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, show a significant decline in obesity among children aged 2 to 5 years. Obesity prevalence for this age group went from nearly 14 percent in 2003-2004 to just over 8 percent in 2011-2012 - a decline of 43 percent - based on CDC's National...

Prolonged Sitting Doubles Risk Of Disability For Senior Citizens
2014-02-20 12:48:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new Northwestern Medicine study, every additional day spent sitting for someone 60 years or older doubles their risk of becoming disabled. The study is the first to show how prolonged sitting adds to the risk factor for disability. The findings show that sedentary behavior is almost as strong a risk factor for disability as lack of moderate exercise. According to the researchers, if there are two 65-year-old women,...

2014-01-30 11:04:20

Having a slow reaction time in midlife increases risk of having died 15 years later, according to new research published in the journal PLOS ONE. Researchers from UCL and the University of Edinburgh looked at data from more than 5,000 participants (age 20 to 59) collected from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES-III) in the US. At the start of the study in 1990s, participants visited an examination centre and had their reaction times measured. The task was...

2013-10-11 08:38:18

University of South Carolina study shows flaws in NHANES data Four decades of nutrition research funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may be invalid because the method used to collect the data was seriously flawed, according to a new study by the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. The study, led by Arnold School exercise scientist and epidemiologist Edward Archer, has demonstrated significant limitations in the measurement...

High Blood Pressure Increasing In Children
2013-07-16 13:28:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the past 13 years, the number of children between the ages of 8 and 17 with high blood pressure has risen by 27 percent, according to a new study in the journal Hypertension. The study authors said higher body mass and increased levels of sodium intake were to blame for the troubling rise. "High blood pressure is dangerous in part because many people don't know they have it," said co-author Bernard Rosner, a professor of...

2013-06-12 10:56:33

"Hearing loss (HL) is a chronic condition that affects nearly 2 of every 3 adults aged 70 years or older in the United States. Hearing loss has broader implications for older adults, being independently associated with poorer cognitive and physical functioning. The association of HL with other health economic outcomes, such as health care use, is unstudied," writes Dane J. Genther, M.D., of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, and colleagues, in a Research Letter. The...

Obesity Risk Not Associated With Eating Too Much Candy
2013-05-20 13:57:14

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to research published in Nutrition Journal, eating candy frequently may not be putting you at risk of obesity or heart disease. Researchers said they found that adults who consume candy at least every other day are no more likely to be overweight or have greater risk factors for cardiovascular disease than moderate consumers or even less frequent candy eaters. Having a sweet tooth is nearly as common as having two...

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