Modified Mediterranean Diets Also Good for Weight Loss
Per Reuters: "A modified Mediterranean diet with local foods may be easier for some people to stick with and also result in weight loss, suggests a new study from Germany. People on a Mediterranean diet that used more familiar foods and portion-controlled sweets lost weight after 12 weeks and kept most of it off for one year, researchers report." For the full story, click here.
Suspected Bird Flu in Arkansas Poultry Threatens Exports
Per Reuters: "A suspected case of avian influenza has been identified in poultry in Arkansas, the third-largest U.S. turkey producer and home to Tyson Foods Inc, the nation's biggest chicken company, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday." For the full story, click here.
Salt Affects Organs, Even in Absence of High Blood Pressure
Per Science Daily: "Physicians have provided evidence that even in the absence of an increase in blood pressure, excess dietary sodium can adversely affect target organs, including the blood vessels, heart, kidneys and brain." For the full story, click here.
Improving Your Fitness Could Improve Fitness of Your Spouse
Per Science Daily: "Your exercise regimen isn’t just good for you; it may also be good for your spouse. New research finds that if one spouse improves his or her exercise regimen, the other spouse is significantly more likely to follow suit." For the full story, click here.