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1/23/08

HealthWise at 5 for 1.23

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  • Kids Still Not Getting Enough Milk

Parents may want to listen to this one. According to a Penn State study, kids still aren't drinking enough milk, and the milk they are drinking is too high in fat. The results showed that only one to three year olds were meeting the milk requirement, which is two cups for that age. Kids four to eight years old drank less than two cups a day. It's recommended they get about two to three cups. The researchers say it's a good idea to stick with fat-free milk, which only has about 80 calories per glass, compared to 150 in a glass of whole milk.

  • Choose Your Shoes Wisely

Past research has found that patients with a high amount of stress on their knee joint have a higher risk for osteoarthritis. So, a new study set out to find what shoes caused less stress on the joint. The best: flexible walking shoes and flip-flops. Both caused lower amounts of stress on the knee joint because they allow natural foot motion and more flexibility. The worst: clogs and stability shoes, which are designed to limit foot movement. The study was presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting.

  • Understanding Migraines


A study published in the journal Neurology found that people with migraines have differences in a part of the brain that processes sensory information, like pain. The researchers found that the cortex area of the brain was 21 percent thicker in people with migraines than those who don't get the headaches. They think this could be why migraine sufferers have other pain and sensory problems. The scientists say further research is needed to determine whether the thicker cortex is a cause or result of migraines.

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