NPR: Why Are Americans Getting Bigger?
"The National Bureau of Economic Research recently published a new paper about obesity rates and average BMI. NPR's Arun Rath talks with economist Charles Courtemanche, who worked on the study." Click here to read the full story.
SCIENCE DAILY: Older Adults: Double Your Protein to Build More Muscle
"Older adults may need to double up on the recommended daily allowance of protein to efficiently maintain and build muscle. Current US recommendations for daily dietary protein intake are 0.8 grams/kilogram of body weight (roughly 62 g of protein per day for a 170-pound person)." Click here to read the full story.
AP: Toddler Food Often Has Too Much Salt, Sugar, CDC Study Says
"Many packaged meals and snacks for toddlers contain worrisome amounts of salt and sugar, potentially creating an early taste for foods that may contribute to obesity and other health risks, according to a new government study." Click here to read the full story.
NPR: Multivitamins: The Case for Taking One a Day
"Research suggests that, at least for women, taking a multivitamin can help prevent death from cardiovascular disease. They may also be a good for people who don't eat enough fruits and vegetables." Click here to read the full story.