Kids Who Exercise Become Smarter Adults, Scientists Discover
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Kids Who Exercise Become Smarter Adults, Scientists Discover

A study has made a positive connection between childhood exercise and improved cognitive function in later life. According to the study, adults who were physically active up to 12 years of age as children, showed higher cognitive functions. No such association was made for those who participated in post-childhood physical activity. (1) Exercise And Intelligence…

Canada Declares Plastics Toxic, Paving the Way for Restrictions

Canada Declares Plastics Toxic, Paving the Way for Restrictions

Under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) plastic is now considered toxic in Canada. Following months of lobbying led by Canada’s plastic industry, the country should see serious bans on single-use plastic items. (1) Canada Declares Plastics Toxic Despite both the plastics and food industries trying to avoid the use of the word “toxic” in…

New Study Shows Stronger Link Between Processed Red Meat and Heart Disease

New Study Shows Stronger Link Between Processed Red Meat and Heart Disease

For many years now, scientific research has suggested a link between red meat intake and heart disease. This correlates with the American Heart Association urging people to limit the amount of red meat consumed, pointing toward a healthier diet of poultry, fish, and beans. (1)  What Is Red Meat? Red meat is usually one of…

Glyphosate Exposure During Pregnancy Changes Baby Girl Hormones
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Glyphosate Exposure During Pregnancy Changes Baby Girl Hormones

Glyphosate is a herbicide (the most widely used herbicide in human history) used to destroy certain plants and grasses, harvest crops, and ripen fruit. Since 1974, at least 18.9 billion pounds of glyphosate-based herbicides have been sprayed worldwide. After introducing genetically modified crops in 1996, glyphosate usage has risen dramatically. (1,6) A new peer-reviewed pilot study on…

Microbiome And Allergies

Microbiome And Allergies

Scientists are targeting imbalances in intestinal bacteria, known as the microbiome, to find a new way to fight food allergies. Gut bacteria could help people reset their immune systems and avoid severe allergic reactions to food. It is what Cathryn Nagler, an immunologist at the University of Chicago, says. (1) Microbiome and Allergies in Mice Nagler and…