I’m Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV… making news this week… Mixed results on probiotics for colicky babies.How yoga may not do a menopausal body good.And why American sports idols aren’t scoring in the food department.First…news for parents who were hoping probiotics could successfully treat colic.Researchers reviewed 12 different trials that included more than 18-hundred infants three months or younger…the prime age for colic.Half of the trials concluded probiotics reduced crying, while the other half did not. The data were also mixed when comparing breast-fed versus bottle fed babies.Since many infants have colic…the researchers are suggesting larger studies be conducted to see if they can get consistent results on whether probiotics help.Now onto mindful exercise…and whether yoga can take the heat out of hot flashes. 2-hundred-49 women were randomly assigned to one of three test groups The first was asked to follow a yoga regiment the second, to practice aerobic exercise, and the final group was in usual activity.Half were also given an Omega-3 supplement to take.The yoga helped alleviate symptoms of insomnia but did nothing for hot flashes or night sweats.The Omega-3 didn’t help in any area..Finally A new study concludes the food products endorsed by famous athletes aren’t always as healthy as you may think. Researchers tracked more than 5-hundred brands associated with athletes–everything from clothing to food. Nearly a quarter of the ads were associated with food and beverages.Digging deeper, they found that a whopping 93- percent of the 46 beverages endorsed by athletes got 100 percent of their calories from added sugar.LeBron James, Peyton Manning, and Serena Williams had more food and beverage endorsements than any other athletes.The study authors warn stars promoting unhealthy food and drinks are sending a dangerous mixed message to children about diet and health. I’m Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV with the information you need to protect your health.
Middle Age and the Mediterranean Diet
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Flame Retardants and I.Q.
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