Recent research reveals American girls are hitting puberty earlier than ever before. The median age for breast development is now around 9, with rare cases of extreme precocious puberty occurring in girls as young as 4. Precocious puberty is triggered by premature release of hormones, which results in sexual maturation, sometimes years before the natural […]
More than 2.1 billion people, or close to 30 percent of the global population, are overweight or obese, and obesity is responsible for about five percent of all deaths each year, worldwide. In the US, nearly one in five deaths is now associated with obesity. That obesity factors into your mortality risk isn’t so surprising […]
Do you believe that drinking diet soda will allow you to “have your cake and eat it too” while still controlling your weight, or even shedding a few pounds? This is certainly what the soda industry wants you to believe.
It’s no news flash that soda — diet or otherwise — is bad for health; even those who happily indulge in a can-a-day (or more) habit can rattle off at least two or three negative effects of soda consumption. But when it comes to the effects of soft drink consumption on the human body, the […]