Periodontitis May Increase Risk Of Developing Dementia

Forbes contributor Robert Glatter, MD, states that “researchers in South Korea studied the relationship between chronic periodontitis and dementia over a 10 year period,” finding those with “chronic periodontitis had a 6% higher risk for dementia compared to those without periodontitis,” even “after controlling for behaviors such as smoking, consuming alcohol, …

Americans Spent $1.4B Last Year On Unhealthy Fruit Drinks For Kids

CNN (10/16, LaMotte) states a new report found that “Americans spent $1.4 billion on the most popular brands of children’s fruit drinks and flavored waters last year,” but “according to nutritional guidelines, none of the drinks were healthy.” The report from the University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy …

Sugary Drink Consumption May Be Associated With Higher Cancer Risk

The New York Times (7/10, Bakalar) reports that research “suggests there may be a link between the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and fruit juices and the development of cancer.” In the study, which “involved 101,257 people,” compared “with the lowest one-quarter for sugary drink consumption, the highest one-quarter had a …

No Evidence No-Calorie Sweeteners Have Health Benefits, Improve Weight Loss

HealthDay reports that in a new study published in the BMJ, researchers assessing the potential benefits of no-calorie sweeteners concluded there is “very weak evidence” the sugar alternatives may improve health or assist in weight loss. Researchers said, “Most health outcomes did not seem to have differences between the non-sugar sweetener exposed …

Teen Develops Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Three Weeks After Beginning E-Cigarette Use

CNN reported that a case study published in the journal Pediatrics examined an 18-year-old Pennsylvanian woman who was diagnosed with hypersensitivity pneumonitis, “an inflammation of the lungs due to an allergic reaction to chemicals or dust,” three weeks after beginning to use an e-cigarette. The woman suffered respiratory failure, was placed on a …

Consuming Sugary Drinks May Increase Risk For Alzheimer’s Disease, Research Suggests

Newsweek reports that new research suggests “drinking sugary soda could raise the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.” The article reports that “scientists at Columbia University of New York studied rates of Alzheimer’s disease in older people and found a link between sugary drinks and the neurodegenerative condition,” although “more research …