PHYSICIAN'S BRIEFING: Intentional Weight Loss Improves Daytime Sleepiness
"For overweight or obese adults, intentional weight loss is associated with improvement in daytime sleepiness, according to a review published online Jan. 24 in Obesity Reviews. 'This review suggests that weight loss interventions improve daytime sleepiness, with a clear dose-response relationship,' the authors write." Read full story.
WELL+GOOD: THE CREATOR OF THE ALKALINE DIET IS ABOUT TO GO TO JAIL FOR 3 YEARS—HERE’S WHY
"Business Insider reports that Robert O. Young, who preached the healing power of avoiding acidic foods in favor of alkaline foods in The pH Miracle, is currently facing up to three years in prison after he was convicted last year on charges of practicing medicine without a license. According to the BBC, he was found to have bough a doctorate from a 'diploma mill.'" Read full story.
SCIENCE DAILY: Study Tallies Extra Calories Americans Consume in Their Coffee, Tea
"More than 160 million people in the US drink coffee or tea on a regular basis, and many of them use sugar, cream, flavored syrups or other calorie-laden additives in their drinks of choice. A new analysis reveals just how much Americans are adding to their caloric intake by spicing up or sweetening their coffee or tea. Those who drink their coffee black consume about 69 fewer total calories per day, on average, than those who add sweeteners, cream or other substances to their coffee, An found. More than 60 percent of those calories come from sugar, with fat accounting for most of the rest of the extra calories consumed." Read full story.
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