Americans consume too much added sugars, study says, and it’s killing us

March 17, 2014

By Karen Kaplan Americans consume too much sugar, and our collective sweet tooth is killing us. So says a study published Feb. 3 by the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. It finds that 71.4 percent of U.S. adults get more than the recommended 10 percent of their daily calories from added sugars in foods and drinks […]

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Children’s exercise: Hour a day ‘not enough’

August 7, 2013

By Nick Valentine Current recommendations for children to exercise an hour every day are “insufficient” to protect them from heart and blood circulation problems later in life. Children under age 10 need at least 80 minutes of physical activity a day to keep them healthy, including 20 minutes of vigorous exercise, conclude researchers publishing in […]

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