Do you know what’s in your baby’s food?
Though many parents may trust popular commercial brands, new research shows several of them likely contain toxic metals. An analysis of recent studies show that elements such as arsenic, lead, and mercury have been found in baby food — including cereals and juices. The study is published in Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care.
Why are stroke-related deaths on the rise?
Researchers examined the rates of stroke mortality from 1975 to 2019. They found that the total number of deaths due to ischemic strokes declined by nearly 80 percent, while hemorrhagic stroke fatalities dropped by roughly 65 percent. Unfortunately, this downward trend ended in 2014. Now, researchers have reported a rising risk in the U.S. and are working to find new methods to combat this threat. The study appears in the International Journal of Epidemiology.
Start walking to improve your liver health
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common form of liver disease in children, and affects nearly 30 percent of the world’s population. New research published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology has finally discovered the amount of exercise that can reduce liver fat. Scientists say that 150 minutes of moderate to intense aerobic activity per week, like walking or cycling, is the optimal dose of exercise.