Easing Diabetes Risk, One Beverage at a Time
Per the New York Times: "Substituting just one serving a day of water or unsweetened tea or coffee for one serving of a sugar-sweetened soft drink or dairy beverage can significantly reduce the incidence of Type 2 diabetes, a new study has found. Almost everyone habitually drank something sweet, usually soft drinks or sweetened tea or coffee. After adjusting for body mass index, calorie intake and a range of diet, behavioral and socioeconomic factors, the researchers found that one serving per day of either a soft drink or sweetened milk drink increased the risk of diabetes by 14 percent to 27 percent. Each additional 5 percent of total calories consisting of sweetened drinks raised the risk of diabetes by 18 percent. Drinking sweetened tea or coffee did not change the risk for diabetes, and consuming those beverages without sugar lowered the risk. After an adjustment for all the variables, fruit juice had no effect on the risk of diabetes." For the complete story, click here.
Busy Americans Can Reap Health Benefits by Balancing Protein Intake Throughout The Day
Per Science Daily: "Researchers conducted a review of the current scientific literature on protein consumption and found that a moderate increase in protein consumption at each meal, balanced throughout the day, can lead to significant improvements." For the complete story, click here.
Being Underweight Linked to Higher Dementia Risk
Per Reuters: "In the largest study ever to look at relationships between body weight and likelihood of developing dementia, researchers found that being too thin appears to carry the greatest risk." For the complete story, click here.
Increase in Types, Brands of Same Food Items Could Contribute to Overconsumption
Per Science Daily: "People who eat different types and brands of commonly available food items, such as pizza, are more likely to overeat than people who tend to consume the same brand, research shows." For the complete story, click here.