Weight Alone No Measure of Health, & Other News of Note

Excess Weight Not Always Unhealthy (Consumer Reports) A new study has added to the evidence that when it comes to longevity, being healthy is more important than being thin. * * The finding challenges the traditional thinking that excess weight alone is a health problem that needs to be treated, and suggests instead that it’s …

Drinks That Eat Your Teeth and Other News of Note

Sports Drink Consumption Can Cause Tooth Erosion, Study Finds (ScienceDaily) In a recent study, the researchers found that prolonged consumption of sports drinks may be linked to a condition known as erosive tooth wear, in which acids eat away the tooth’s smooth hard enamel coating and trickle into the bonelike material underneath, causing the tooth …

Junk Food Longevity? A Misleading Lead

Check out the headline in this screenshot from a recent article posted on the Vacaville (CA) Reporter site: There’s just one problem: the subject of the story, 102 year old Samuel Cancimilla, doesn’t really claim that junk food has been good for him. The writer does list his favorite sweets but then includes some more …