Posts Tagged: healthy living

Will "Energy Drinks" Finally Kill Off Most Americans?

"A new government survey suggests the number of people seeking emergency treatment after consuming energy drinks has doubled nationwide during the past four years, the same period in which the supercharged drink industry has surged in popularity in convenience stores, bars and on college campuses. From 2007 to 2011, the government estimates the number of emergency room visits involving the neon-labeled beverages shot up from about 10,000 to more than 20,000." —Those corn-syrup/caffeine "sports drinks" are not just making you obese.


BBC: "Big Behinds Are Preferable"

A team of researchers at Oxford University have declared that carrying extra fat around the hips, buttocks and thighs is healthy, protecting against heart and metabolic problems. As we know, fat around the stomach, producing the dreaded "apple shape" torso is bad. "It is shape that matters and where the fat gathers," said lead researcher Dr. Konstantinos Manolopoulos, to the BBC. Hey, nice rhymes, bro.