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A study published in JAMA has found that while almost a third of US adults possess a number of risk factors which increase their risk for heart disease and stroke, the rate of metabolic syndrome among US adults has remained largely stable between 2008 and 2012, Reuters reports. Data collected over a period...
A post in The NY Times's Well blog reports multiple cases where caffeine consumed in powder form has resulted in overdose and subsequent death. Caffeine powder is considered a dietary supplement and is unregulated, easily attainable, and sometimes contains no warning labels. Just one teaspoon of the powder...
Reuters reports research published in the journal Stroke which analyzed data from more than 2,000 participants and found that obesity increased the odds of stroke for young adults by 57 percent. The authors found that obese males were 73 percent more likely to have a stroke than normal-weight men, and obese...