September 17, 2011

Low-Fat Yogurt the Culprit

1 Kids' Asthma and Mom’s Dairy Consumption

Eating low fat-yogurt while pregnant may increase a child’s risk of developing asthma and allergies, finds a new study. Scientists, using registries from the Danish National Birth Cohort, researched the possible link between fatty acids in dairy products and allergies in children. They found that while milk intake during pregnancy protected a child from developing asthma, the consumption of low-fat yogurt did not. Women who ate low-fat yogurt with fruit once a day were 1.6 times more likely to have children who developed asthma by age 7 compared with women who didn’t eat yogurt. Researchers say that non-fat components in yogurt may increase a child’s risk or that yogurt consumption may serve as a marker for other dietary and lifestyle factors that may increase risk.

More at Eurekalert.org | Posted 6 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Pregnancy Diet Affects Food Allergies of Kids

Tags: Asthma, Pregnancy Diet, Low-Fat Yogurt, Pregnancy Diet and Kids' Allergies, Danish National Birth Cohort

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President Brews Own Beer

2 Medal of Honor Recipient Has Beer with Obama

Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer had one request after receiving his Medal of Honor for saving several Marines: to drink a beer with President Obama. And what beer he had! Meyer was treated to White House Honey Ale, made with a home brewing set that the Obamas purchased with their own funds. TreeHugger reports that Obama is the first president ever to serve home-brewed beer. President Obama also celebrated St. Patrick's Day with Honey Ale, crafted with honey from the White House garden beehive.

More at TreeHugger | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Honey Ale, White House Honey, Home Brewing, Medal of Honor Winner Sgt. Dakota Meyer, President Brews Own Beer

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Restless Legs Bad Sign for Heart

3 Nighttime Leg Movement Linked to CV Risk

A study involving approximately 3,000 men 65 years and older found that frequent involuntary flexing and jerking of their legs was directly correlated to a 25 to 30 percent elevated risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease. Over two-thirds of the participants moved their foot, ankle or hip joint which caused them to wake up. More disruptions in sleep were tied to a 20 to 25 percent increase in CV disease. The men were followed for a period of four to five years and over that time 500 were diagnosed with CV disease or suffered a stroke. There was no cause-and-effect from the movement itself, but researchers hypothesize that moving while sleeping and getting up over many years is more closely linked to an increased heart rate and blood pressure which could increase the CV risk.

More at Yahoo! Reuters | Posted 6 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Restless Leg Syndrome May Increase CV Risks

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Sleep Disturbances, Leg Movement at Night and Cardiovascular Risk, Moving Legs at Night, Waking Up at Night, Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors, Older Men and Cardiovascular Disease

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