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Posted on 10-05-2011

- There is a 52% increase in the risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality for people who spend more than 4 hours daily in front of a TV or computer screen.

- There is an 8% reduction in the risk of hypertension in people who eat blueberries and strawberries vs. those who don't eat similar dietary flavonoid foods; this is particularly true for people less than 60 years old.

- Men who consume 600 IUs of Vitamin D each day are 16% less likely to suffer a heart attack than those who get little of the vitamin in their diet.

- 1 in 6 children and teenagers in the US are obese.  This number has increased threefold from a generation agao acording to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

- 1 Billion people in 19 countries are now covered by laws requiring large, graphic health warnings on tobacco packaging; nearly double the number two years ago, when only 547 million people where covered in 16 countries, according the World Health Organization.

- A new study on diet soda concluded that those who drank two or more diet soft drinks a day had the largest waistline increases, 5 times more than that on non-drinkers.

~To Your Health

 

Your Charlotte Chiropractor - Dr. Anderson

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