Category Archives: Health, Fitness & Food

What is the link between obesity and tooth wear? – Medical News Bulletin

A new study investigates the link between obesity-related diet choices and tooth wear. Tooth wear is the loss of enamel over time that is not related to mouth trauma or tooth decay and results in tooth sensitivity, discoloration, and indentations on the teeth.  It is often caused by erosion from consuming an overabundance of acidic…

Too much physical activity may negatively affect an athlete’s performance – Medical News Bulletin

  Overtraining syndrome typically occurs in top athletes that excessively exercise. The condition is associated with major fatigue, depressive symptoms including apathy, irritation and restlessness, and reduced athletic performance. If left unaddressed, these athletes may be tempted to use and rely on illegal substances, which can help restore their performance. It is important, therefore, that…

Oral microbiota may be related to obesity – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers examine oral microbiota and its possible link to child and adolescent obesity. Worldwide, obesity remains a major health issue, with rates of obesity on the rise in both adults and children. Obesity can be influenced by genetics; however, environmental, social, and psychological factors play a large role. Previous research has shown distinctions in taste…

What’s causing increasing obesity rates in the United States? – Medical News Bulletin

A new study examines increasing obesity rates in the United States despite the decline in national sugar consumption. Obesity rates are still on the rise despite public health initiatives. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 40% of United States citizens are obese. This presents a major threat to public…

Is fat mass index a good indicator of cardiovascular risk in diabetes patients? – Medical News Bulletin

A large data analysis evaluated fat mass index and lean body mass index as indicators of cardiovascular risk in diabetes patients. Obesity is an important risk factor for several health problems, including heart disease. It is important to have an accurate method of measuring obesity, both in order to study its effects on populations and…

Can blueberries improve aging and health? – Medical News Bulletin

A series of research studies report on the effects of blueberries on age-related health. Blueberries contain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties; characteristics that are strongly linked with healthy aging. Previous studies conducted on rodents have identified that blueberries offer several health benefits for those facing age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and blood…

Do you know the best selfie pose for Instagram? – Medical News Bulletin

New study explores whether we have an innate sense of how to take the perfect selfie. How to take the perfect selfie? It’s a question as old as … well, as old as camera phones. A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE explores a theory that humans have a subconscious preference for eye…

Benefits of tea on brain health – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers build on previous work that has suggested that there are benefits of tea on brain health. Drinking tea has been a cultural pastime since antiquity. Interest in the benefits of tea on brain health has developed in recent years in the field of psychology. So far, researchers have found an association between tea drinking…

Can vegetarianism prevent a heart attack? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study reveals whether vegetarians and fish eaters are protected from stroke and ischemic disease and whether meat-eaters are not. Being vegan or vegetarian is a widespread lifestyle. The foods that vegans and vegetarians eat vary, for example, some eat fish, while others may avoid fish and eat eggs or dairy products. Regardless, of…

Is the amount of time you spend sitting affecting your health? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers investigate the trends in physical activity in Americans over the last decade. We all know that exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle. In fact, there is research showing that it reduces the rate of mortality from any cause. Regular physical activity can help reduce the risk of getting chronic diseases such as diabetes…