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According to the LA Times, a new study published in Pediatrics has pinned down pizza as the main culprit in childhood obesity. The researchers reviewed dietary journals from 13,890 subjects aged 2 to 19 and found that on days when pizza is served, children consume an average of 408 additional calories and...
The LA Times reports a new study in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research which investigates the link between the amount of sleep a teenager gets and future erratic behavior. The authors found that failure to get a sufficient amount of sleep on a regular basis can predict future issues such as...
While previous research has linked stressful jobs to heart attacks, a new study published in Stroke has linked job stress to ischemic stroke, Reuters reports. Out of the approximate 200,000 adults analyzed, 13 to 22 percent were classified as having high job strain. The authors found that people with...