August 18, 2013

Especially for under 55s

1 Too Much Coffee Ups Death Risk

Drinking more than 28 six to eight ounce cups of coffee per day raises the risk of death from all causes, especially in people under 55, says a Mayo Clinic study of 40,000 people who were asked to estimate their coffee consumption. The study followed a group of people, ages 20 to 87, for 16 years. The findings indicate that those who consumed more coffee had higher death risks than moderate or non-coffee drinkers. For those under 55, drinking four cups of coffee per day was linked to a 50% higher mortality rate whereas it was linked to a 21% higher mortality rate in people of all ages. Younger men who consume large amounts of coffee had a 56% higher death risk compared to younger women with a 50% higher risk. Drinking fewer than four cups per day didn’t have any health effects at all.

More at Nydailynews.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Caffeine Lower Skin Cancer Risk

Tags: Coffee, Heavy Coffee Drinkers, Mayo Clinic, Moderate Coffee Consumption, Coffee and Death Risk, Coffee Ups Death Risk

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Second Time Around

2 Grandmother Gives Birth to Own Grandchildren

Susie Kozisek, 52, gave birth to twin girls that she carried in utero for her daughter, Ashley Larkin, for whom pregnancy was too risky due to health concerns from pulmonary hypertension. This is the second time Kozisek served as gestational carrier for her daughter and son-in-law whose first baby was born two years ago. Kozisek learned about gestational carriers from a TV talk show and, because she had no health issues, was a good candidate. This time however, having gone through menopause, she had to take hormone supplements to prepare her uterus to bear a child. The pregnancy was high risk because of Kozisek’s age and because she was carrying multiple fetuses. The twins were delivered via C-section. The babies are doing well as is Kozisek who was back to work a month after giving birth.

More at CBSNews.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: 53 Year Old GIves Birth to Daughter's Child

Tags: C-Section, Gestational Carrier, Pulmonary Hypertension, Susie Kozisek, Grandmother Gives Birth to Grandchildren, Ashley Larkin

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Kids Pick Fights After Soda

3 Soda May Make Kids Violent

Frequent soda consumption may make kids violent, suggests a new study from Columbia University. The results of the research revealed that kids who had at least four servings of soda daily were twice as likely to display aggressive, violent behaviors compared to kids who had no soda. The violent behaviors displayed in the study included verbal attacks on other kids, starting physical fights and destroying property belonging to others. Kids who drank soda were also more socially withdrawn and had trouble paying attention to instructions. Since they relied on self-reporting from mothers, the researchers are unable to determine the serving size or type of soda associated with the increase in violent behavior. The research was published in Pediatrics.

More at CNN | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Penny an Ounce Soda Tax Flames Out

Tags: Journal Pediatrics, Kids Should Drink More Water, Soda Consumption, Health Effects Soda, Causes Violence among Children

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