Tips to Food-Fueling Your Active Vegan Child | Health and Fitness

Cara Murez SATURDAY, Aug. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Kids can take part in sports while on vegetarian and vegan diets, but parents and caregivers must help them select foods that will fuel them and meet their nutrition needs. Vegan athletes can become deficient in vitamin B12, vitamin D, long-chain omega-3 fats, riboflavin and calcium, … Read more

Your Dog’s Gut Microbes Change Quickly With New Diet | Health & Fitness

Sydney Murphy THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Switching Fido to a new dog food? What happens in his gut as a result is nothing short of remarkable, a new study reveals. The population of bacteria living in his gut — his microbiome — will change in as little as a week. It starts … Read more

Which Source of Dietary Fiber Works Best? | Health and Fitness

Amy Norton THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) — If your diet is low in fiber, you can do your gut some good by adding more — regardless of the fiber source, new research suggests. Many people know fiber as the nutrient that keeps you regular. But it’s also a key player in the makeup … Read more

Your Dog’s Gut Microbes Change Quickly With New Diet | Health and Fitness

Sydney Murphy THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Switching Fido to a new dog food? What happens in his gut as a result is nothing short of remarkable, a new study reveals. The population of bacteria living in his gut — his microbiome — will change in as little as a week. It starts … Read more

Had a Kidney Stone? This Diet May Help Prevent Another | Health/Fitness

Cara Murez TUESDAY, Aug. 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Anyone who has ever had a kidney stone never wants a repeat of the blinding pain that comes when it passes. Now, a new study maps out a diet that can help guard against that. The cornerstones of that diet include eating plenty of foods that … Read more

Preventing Diabetes Through Diet and Exercise | Health

Why should I be concerned about diabetes? In the United States, type 2 diabetes (formerly called adult-onset diabetes) is reaching epidemic proportions. It has even reached an alarming number of teenagers and young adults, a group that seemed practically immune to the disease just a few decades ago. There’s no mystery behind this increase in … Read more

Preventing Diabetes Through Diet and Exercise | Health and Fitness

Chris Woolston Why should I be concerned about diabetes? In the United States, type 2 diabetes (formerly called adult-onset diabetes) is reaching epidemic proportions. It has even reached an alarming number of teenagers and young adults, a group that seemed practically immune to the disease just a few decades ago. There’s no mystery behind this … Read more

Diets Heavy in ‘Ultra-Processed’ Foods Could Harm the Brain | Health/Fitness

Steven Reinberg THURSDAY, July 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Eating lots of ultra-processed foods may increase your risk for dementia, according to a new study by researchers in China. Ultra-processed foods are high in sugar, fat and salt, but low in protein and fibre. Sodas, salty and sugary snacks and desserts, ice cream, sausage, deep-fried … Read more

Obesity Rates Continue to Climb Among US Kids, Teens | Health and Fitness

Steven Reinberg MONDAY, July 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) — For the first time ever, more than 1 in 5 American kids is obese. From 2011 to 2012 and again from 2017 to 2020, rates of obesity rose for kids between 2 and 5 years of age as well as 12- to 19-year-olds, a new analysis … Read more

Walking Off the Weight | Health and Fitness

Chris Woolston Shirley Miller* walks more than two miles on a treadmill nearly every day — not bad for someone attached to an oxygen tank. Miller, in her sixties, has chronic bronchitis. And emphysema. And breathe. People would understand if she decided to take it easy. But the retired kindergarten teacher from Kissimmee, Florida, plans … Read more