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1/12/07

HealthWise at 5 From 1.12

  • Caffeine Workout

Next time you're on your way to the gym if you grab a coffee you might not be so sore later. Researchers at the University of Georgia studied how caffeine affected muscle soreness after two days of working out. They found women who received the equivalent of two cups of coffee had nearly 50 percent less muscle soreness on their third day of exercise. Of course, there are exceptions and researchers warn this is not a good idea for everybody because caffeine can raise your heart beat and be harmful to some people. By the way, the study only looked at women so men may react differently.

  • Teens & Breakfast

We've all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, well, it turns out that morning meal is, especially essential for teens. Researchers at Brown Medical school found that teens who skip breakfast and eat more fast food are more likely to gain weight as young adults. Researchers followed the breakfast and fast food habits of almost 10,000 adolescents over a five year period. They found the combination of more fast food and no breakfast pushed the number of teens who were considered overweight from thirty to nearly 50 percent.

  • Calcium & New Moms

New moms need to make sure they're drinking plenty of milk! A study in rats found those that didn't have enough calcium in their diet, and were breastfeeding, were more likely to develop deteriorating bone around their teeth and gums. So, based on that, researchers believe that the demands for calcium are not just important during pregnancy but even greater immediately after a baby is born when it comes to protecting the mother's teeth.

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