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1/3/07

HealthWise at 5 From 1.3

  • Starbucks/Trans-Fats

The Starbucks corporation is ringing in the new year with a more health conscious menu. The coffee giant is cutting Trans fats out of it's pastries, donuts and muffins in several major cities across the country including Lubbock, starting today. Other stores across the country will follow suit as food suppliers join the effort. A Starbucks' spokesperson says they've been working on this project for the past two years.

  • Post Traumatic Stress

War trauma doesn't just take a mental toll on veterans, new research indicates it could also increase the chance of developing heart disease as well. Researchers from the Harvard school of public health studied nearly two-thousand war veterans. They say increased symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder significantly increase the risk for coronary heart disease, including heart attacks and chest pain. The study participants were all men and veterans of the Korean War and World War II.

  • Magazine Diet

Magazine headlines that say "Get a perfect body now!" are blamed in part for driving teenage girls to unhealthy eating habits a report in the Journal of Pediatrics says a study of over 2,500 teenagers found girls who read magazine articles about dieting and weight loss were twice as likely to fast, skip meals, and smoke cigarettes within five years all in an effort to lose weight and those who read the most were three times more likely to use laxatives or vomiting as a weight loss method. Experts say parents should limit teenage girls' exposure to potentially harmful media. 

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