Who are the biggest "risky drinkers" and what's the latest device in weight loss?
BUSY WORK WEEK MEANS MORE BOOZE! Do you reach for a drink after a long work day? According to new research, people who work more than 48 hours a week are more likely to drink high levels of alcohol than than those who work less hours. For this study, "risky" drinking was defined as the consumption of more than 14 drinks per week for women and 21 drinks for men. So if this is you, you might want to see if you can cut your hours down! http://time.com/3666250/work-alcohol/
STORY THREE: THE NEW DEVICE FOR WEIGHT LOSS According to a report by The Washington Post there's a new device that can help obese people lose weight by tricking their stomachs into feeling full. The Maestro Rechargeable System is placed in the abdomen and then uses electronic signals to help control feelings of hunger and fullness. The FDA has approved the device but for use only in individuals with a body mass index from 35 to 45—roughly 75 pounds overweight—and who also suffer from other obesity-related conditions such as type 2 diabetes. http://cdn.app.theweek.com/editions/com.dennis.theweek.issue.issue704/data/31625_4609fc6ae4631c7af5569eca7cfb38fd/web.html
STORY FOUR: PIZZA WINS WITH KIDS What's one of the most popular food for US kids? Pizza! According to a new study in Pediatrics, on any given day, at least 20 percent of American children and adolescents eat pizza! Researchers also found when pizza was consumed, it made up about one quarter of total calorie intake. Tips to make it healthier? Watch the portion size, pick vegetable toppings and ask for a whole wheat crust! http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/healthy_kids/1-in-5-US-kids-eats-this-food-everyday.html
STORY FIVE: "VITAMIN SHOPPE" EXPANDS THEIR OFFERINGS The Vitamin Shoppe is expanding it's offerings! In an effort to broaden sales, some of the stores will now include prepared meals. Refrigerator walls will hold anything from vegetable lasagna, Paleo barbecued pork and chickpea and quinoa salads. Retailers like CVS and Walgreens have added groceries and prepared foods to their stores, so the Vitamin Shoppe is hoping this will be a similarly successful move. http://www.northjersey.com/news/business/health-chain-tests-meals-1.1242580