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DRINK THIS, NOT THAT! Cup of coffee: 2 calories. Bottle of Starbucks Vanilla Frap: 290 calories!
NPR: Drinking Too Much? One-Third Of Americans Say Yes
"Lots of people say they're having trouble with alcohol. Native Americans and young, college-educated white men are most apt to be at risk. And most people don't get any help cutting back." Read the full story.
SCIENCE DAILY: Unplanned Purchases: Why Does That Snickers Bar Look Better The Longer You Shop?
"You go to the grocery store to buy a pound of ground beef and a can of tomato sauce. You walk out with the ground beef, the sauce, and a bag of chocolate-covered almonds, a silicon spatula, and the latest celebrity magazine. What happened? According to a new study, what and when you purchased determined the array of items you eventually bought." Read the full story.
SCIENCE DAILY: Multi-Tasking:Benefits of Exercise
"Who says you can’t do two things at once and do them both well? A new study challenges the notion that multi-tasking causes one or both activities to suffer. In a study of older adults who completed cognitive tasks while cycling on a stationary bike, researchers found that participants’ cycling speed improved while multi-tasking with no cost to their cognitive performance." Read the full story.
REUTERS: Going Gluten-Free May Not Improve Athletic Performance
"Going gluten-free may not do anything to improve athletic performance, a small study of cyclists suggests. Eliminating grains like wheat and rye that contain the protein gluten has become a trendy extension of popular carb-cutting diets. A growing number of athletes are jumping on the bandwagon because they believe it may improve endurance and stamina. But when Australian researchers put a group of elite cyclists on a gluten-free diet for one week, their performance was no better than it was during a week of eating foods containing wheat, the study found." Read the full story.