Do your clients hike often or maybe they have children? We have studies you can show and explain to them to help them better understand how their body work. Also, can you imagine taking your supplements in the form of shellfish in the future? Read on to read about many more interesting subjects.
Here are the highlights:
Dietary Guidelines are not compatible with global health and environmental targets
Reforming dietary guidelines could prevent deaths and cut greenhouse emissions
Most dietary guidelines are not compatible with global health and environmental targets, finds a new analysis.
Expand school digital literacy lessons to cover health technologies used by young people
Young people need more support to navigate the growing number of digital technologies which track and manage their health, say researchers.
Source: University of Bath
Why hydration is so important when hiking in the heat of summer
A recent study showed that compared to moderate weather conditions, hikers' performance during hot weather was impaired, resulting in slower hiking speeds and prolonged exposure to the elements, thus increasing their risk of heat-related illness. The study also found that most hikers did not bring enough fluid with them on their hike to compensate for their sweat loss.
Source: Arizona State University
Nearly 60% of American children lack healthy cardiorespiratory fitness
Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) measurement provides insight into cardiovascular and overall health, including cognitive and academic functions, among children and teens. Healthy CRF is linked to better heart and blood vessel health, academic achievement, mental health and many other positive outcomes in youth. Most pediatric health care offices do not have the facilities to conduct CRF testing routinely in children.
Source: American Heart Association
Scientists supercharge shellfish to tackle vitamin deficiency in humans
Cambridge scientists have developed a new way to fortify shellfish to tackle human nutrient deficiencies which cause severe health problems across the world. The team is now working with major seafood manufacturers to further test their microencapsulation technology, or ''Vitamin Bullets''.
Source: University of Cambridge
Range of commercial infant foods has grown markedly in past seven years, UK study finds
Less marketing of foods for four-month-olds, but sugar content not falling, say researchers
The range of commercial foods on sale for babies has grown rapidly in recent years but their sugar levels are still too high, new research in the United Kingdom suggests.
How neurons reshape inside body fat to boost its calorie-burning capacity
Scientists have found that a hormone tells the brain to dramatically restructure neurons embedded in fat tissue. Their work widens our understanding of how the body regulates its energy consumption, and how obesity might be treated in the future.
Source: Rockefeller University
Cinnamon may improve blood sugar control in people with prediabetes
Cinnamon improves blood sugar control in people with prediabetes and could slow the progression to type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
Source: The Endocrine Society
Increased blood sugar levels may decrease benefits of aerobic exercise
Some benefits of aerobic exercise may be dampened by higher-than-normal blood sugar levels, a condition known as hyperglycemia. These diminished gains are seen in mouse models and humans with chronic hyperglycemia that is in the 'prediabetes' range.
Source: Joslin Diabetes Center