November 6, 2011

But Do They Work?

1 US News Ranks the Healthiest Diets

US News released its rankings of the 20 Best Diets for Healthy Eating but, while the diets fulfill nutritional needs, they don’t necessarily result in weight loss, as ranked by survey respondents. First on US News’s list, DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is endorsed by the Dept. of Health and Human Svcs for its nutritional completeness and safety but when asked “Did this diet work for you?” 323 respondents answered “yes” while 1107 said “no.” Rounding out the top 5 healthy diets are the TLC Diet, Mediterranean Diet, Mayo Clinic and, at number 5, Volumetrics. Diets that received the highest rankings for weight loss from respondents are Weight Watchers which came in at #6 on the healthy diet list, a vegetarian diet (#9), Eco-Atkins (#15) and a vegan diet (#16).

More at Www.health.usnews.com | Hat tip to www.foodpolitics.com | Posted 6 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Best Diets: Weight Watchers and DASH

Tags: DASH Diet, Department of Health and Human Services, Mediterranean Diet, Vegetarian Diet, Weight Watchers, US News, US News & World Reports, Healthiest Diets, Best Diets for Weight Loss, Volumetrics, Eco-Atkins Diet, Vegan Diet, Mayo Clinic Diet, TLC Diet

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Worse for Asthmatics

2 Scented Products Provoke Allergic Reactions

A study in 2009 in which over 2,000 adults were surveyed revealed about a third had an "adverse reaction" to scented products like air fresheners and scented candles. Approximately 19 percent reported that these products caused trouble breathing, headaches and other health issues. More people with asthma reported the same problems. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released from scented products include chemicals such as petroleum distillates, formaldehyde, limonene, esters and alcohol. These compounds irritate the eyes and respiratory tract, headaches, make a person dizzy and can affect memory. People who enjoy these products without problems do not sympathize with those who are bothered by them. As these products have become more popular, more people are experiencing problems.

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

Previously: Breathe Easier Inside Your Home This Winter

Tags: Allergic Reactions, Asthma, VOCs, Volatile Organic Compounds, Scented Products, Air Fresheners, Scented Candles, Breathing Difficulties

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