Your Day in Health: January 4
MEDICAL DAILY: Is This The Best Workout For Women? Strength Training Could Offer More Health Benefits, Study Says
"A new study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise has found that strength-training actually lowers the risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease significantly for females. Researchers examined questionnaires from nearly 36,000 older women between the ages of 47 and 98. 'Women who reported participating in any amount of strength training were more likely to have a lower BMI, more likely to engage in healthy dietary patterns, and less likely to be a current smoker,' compared with women who avoided it, the study authors wrote." Read full story.
GRUB STREET: Burger King Says All Its Chicken Will Be Antibiotic-Free by Next Year
"Took a little while (22 months, if you judge them against McDonald’s), but Burger King finally wants to join the cool kids in fast food’s safer-meat club. According to Reuters, the Whopper-maker and Restaurant Brands International’s other chain, Tim Hortons, both plan to ditch chicken raised with antibiotics that are seen as “critically important” to human medicine. Your chances of contracting a mutant pathogen will be hugely diminished at American locations by next year, but the company says Canadians visiting either joint will continue playing the superbug sweepstakes until 2018." Read full story.
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GIZMODO: Your Crappy American Diet Might Leave Your Gut Bacteria Stunted
"Adopting a healthy lifestyle might not seem that hard on the outset. You ate a lot of cheeseburgers and drank a lot of soda, and now you’re going to stop doing that. But a new study in mice suggests that it takes a while for the gut’s bacterial zoo, or microbiome, to adapt to dietary changes. If the results hold in humans, it could mean developing a healthy gut is more than a quick diet fix." Read full story.
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