Want To Live Longer? Study Suggests You Should Ditch Soda

This study, as well as other research on the connection between diet and sugary beverages and health risks, is observational and cannot show cause and effect. That’s a major limitation, researchers say, as it’s impossible to determine whether the association is due to a specific artificial sweetener, a type of beverage, obesity or another hidden health issue. “The cause behind these associations isn’t clear,” said Bergquist. “Other potential biological causes could be attributed to experimental evidence linking consumption of artificial sweeteners to sugar cravings, appetite stimulation and glucose intolerance.” Robert Rankin, president of the Calorie Control Council, a trade group for low-calorie and diet foods and beverages, said in a statement that “low- and no-calorie sweeteners have a long safety record and are important tool for weight management and those managing diabetes. This study paints an inaccurate picture of the important role of these products for consumers.” Surviving a broken heart Association or not, you’ve decided to end the fling with your soft drink du jour (and avoid future infidelities). Good for you, literally. Here are some tips on how to do it with the least heartache. Cut back correctly Going cold turkey is tough and may set you up for failure. Instead, registered dietitian and CNN contributor Lisa Drayer suggests a gradual approach. “Cut back by one serving per day until you’r...
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Publication date: Available online 20 October 2019Source: Journal of Vocational BehaviorAuthor(s): Emmanuelle Vignoli, Nathalie Prudhomme, Katia Terriot, Valérie Cohen-Scali, Caroline Arnoux-Nicolas, Jean-Luc Bernaud, Noëlle LallemandAbstractThe first aim of this study was to validate a French version of the Decent Work Scale (DWS) proposed by Duffy, Allan, Blustein, England, Douglass, Ferreira, and Santos (2017). Our second aim was to gain insight into French people's representations of decent work using a qualitative approach. A representative sample of 300 French employees completed the DWS, as well as measu...
Source: Journal of Vocational Behavior - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
This article discusses the creation of the Norm and Deviance-Seeking Personal Orientation Scale (NDPOS). To create this sc ale, we studied the psychometric properties of the instrument using data from French workers. NDPOS exploratory analysis indicated a 12-item scale composed of four factors: normative conformity, normative rule adequacy, deviant performance seeking, and deviant proactivity seeking. Confirmatory facto r analysis corroborated the factorial structure in four sub-scales. Convergent and discriminant validity indicated that deviant dimensions were positively related to expressing voice, cognitive flexibility,...
Source: Psychologica Belgica - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Conversations and healthy debate about issues facing our industry and the health care system are critical to addressing some of today ’s challenges and opportunities. The Catalyst welcomes guest contributors, including patients, stakeholders, innovators and others, to share their perspectives and point of view. Views represented here may not be those of PhRMA, though they are no less key to a healthy dialogue on issues in health care today.
Source: The Catalyst - Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tags: diabetes Out of Pocket Costs Voters for Cures Source Type: news
ConclusionsThe relevance of SPARC expression in pancreato-biliary carcinomas though may still be important for therapeutic decision making, it is not responsible for peritumoral stromal desmoplasia in these tumors and it does not have any significant prognostic implication.
Source: Pathology Research and Practice - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
This study explored the association between serum vitamin D levels and urinary tract infections in pregnant women.Study designIn this case control study, 187 participants including, 97 pregnant women diagnosed as a symptomatic UTI (case group) and 90 matched healthy pregnant women (control group) were consecutively enrolled from prenatal care clinic of Imam Reza Hospital in Urmia, North West of Iran. The two groups were matched for trimester and parity, and sexual intercourse. Blood samples were collected from both groups. Chemiluminescent immunoassay (CLIA) was used to evaluate the serum vitamin D levels. We used a binary...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conclusions: In the context of high judicialization, patients suffering from PD must increasingly use the judicial system to access treatment. To promote more equitable and efficient access benefit packages, developing countries must consider more thoroughly the needs of these patients. PMID: 31627711 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research - Category: Health Management Tags: Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res Source Type: research
Is there an association between personality and dementia risk? New research suggests traits such as vigor, calm, and maturity going as far back as high school may have a protective effect.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news
STOMACH bloating is usually remedied by making simple dietary changes. If quick fixes do not alleviate the tummy swelling, this may signal a more serious condition, including one that specifically affects women.
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This study was conducted with 210 hospital staff working at Van Regional Educational and Training Hospital in Van, Turkey. Data regarding the demographics and familiarity with epilepsy were obtained. Epilepsy knowledge scale and epilepsy attitude scale were used to evaluate the level of knowledge and attitudes regarding epilepsy, respectively.ResultsThe mean score of epilepsy knowledge scale was 11.3 ± 3.8 and the mean score of epilepsy attitude scale was 58.2 ± 6.3. The level of knowledge was positively associated with being familiar with epilepsy. Positive attitudes regarding epilepsy correlated wit...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Typically, when medical device companies or physicians want to study a specific condition or disease state, they experiment on either cadavers or animals. But finding a cadaver that fits the criteria of one of these pathologies, such as scoliosis or congenital heart disease, can be difficult. And if such cadavers can be found, the cost to procure, maintain, and dispose of them is significant. Animal studies have the same cost-effectiveness issues. And, while animal anatomy can be similar to human anatomy, it is not exactly the same. “But now [customers] can have organ models printed in 3D, on demand,&acir...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: 3-D Printing Source Type: news
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