November 23, 2013

More Oral Sex, Though

1 Teens Retaining Their Virginity Longer

Data from the Centers for Disease Control indicate that college students today have about as many sexual partners as they did a generation ago, and that one in five will be virgins when they graduate. And the intercourse rate for teenagers aged 15 to 19 has actually been decreasing for 25 years, with males' rate dropping the most sharply. In 1988, 60 percent of male teens and 51 percent of females had had intercourse, while the latest numbers are virtually equal, at 43 percent for females and 42 percent for males. The rate of oral sex for both boys and girls has increased, however. Asked why they have abstained from intercourse, the number one reason given is that their religion prohibits it, with waiting for the right person second and a desire to avoid pregnancy third.

More at Psmag.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Study Reveals Impact of Teen Sex on Grades

Tags: Teenage Sex Rates, Teens Abstaining from Sex, Adolescent Sexual Behavior Trends

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Lower Three Levels

2 How Obese Can Cut Heart Risk by Half

Overweight and obese people may be able to cut their risk of stroke and heart disease by more than half if they lower blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels. The new study by Harvard School of Public Health researchers is published in Lancet. Study findings reveal that high blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels can explain around half of the increased risk of heart disease experienced by overweight and obese people. The three factors also account for three-quarters of the increased risk for stroke for obese and overweight people. Researchers say that high blood pressure presents the greatest increase in risk for stroke (65 percent) and heart disease (31 percent). For the study, researchers analyzed nearly 100 studies including about 1.8 million people worldwide.

More at WebMD | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: American Obesity Leveling Off

Tags: Lower Blood Pressure, Lower Cholesterol, The Lancet, Lower Blood Sugar Levels, Cut Heart Risk Obesity, Overweight Cut Heart Risk

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