Archive for February, 2012
A major register study from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet shows that children born to certain groups of immigrants in Sweden had an increased risk of developing autism with intellectual disability. The study includes all children in Stockholm County from 2001 to 2007, and brings the question of the heredity of autism to the fore.
Listen in as Dr. Mickey Barber, CEO/CMO of Cenegenics Carolinas, and Tiffany Jackson, Cenegenics Carolinas Nutrition Specialist, discuss:
• The latest heart disease and stroke research.
• Heart disease and stroke prevention efforts.
• NEW Cenegenics Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program.
Reference: Cenegenics Carolinas
(Dina ElBoghdady) (Washington Post) A recent federal analysis showing that 400 shades of popular lipstick contained trace amounts of lead has exacerbated an ongoing dispute between regulators and consumer activists over how much lead is safe in cosmetics.
Five lipsticks made by L’Oreal and Maybelline, owned by L’Oreal USA, ranked among the top 10 most contaminated of the cosmetics, according to testing by the Food and Drug Administration. Two Cover Girl and two NARS lipsticks also landed in the top 10, as did one made by Stargazer.
(Health Realizations, Inc.) While it was once thought that fetuses in the womb were largely protected from environmental chemicals, it’s now known that a woman’s exposure while pregnant has the potential to harm the developing baby.
In fact, a study sponsored by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) tested the umbilical cord blood of 10 newborns and found that the sample contained an average of 200 chemicals…chemicals linked to cancer, brain damage, birth defects and more.
(Health Realizations, Inc.) High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has replaced sugar in many processed foods, and is now found in soft drinks and other sweetened beverages, breads, cereals, lunch meats, soup, condiments, yogurt and much, much more.
The sweetener, which has been linked to everything from obesity and accelerated bone loss to increased levels of triglycerides, has gotten bad press before, but perhaps none as alarming as that from two new studies.