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Health Tip: Managing Fructose Intolerance

Limit fruits and fruit juices (HealthDay News) — Fructose intolerance occurs when the body has difficulty absorbing fructose, a natural sugar found in fruits, vegetables and honey. The American Gastroenterological Association offers these suggestions to help manage fructose intolerance: Restrict consumption of fruit juices and fruits. Keep a food diary to see how much fructose…

Regular Exercise May Add Years to Life, Study Finds

Biggest boost was seen in black women; effect didn’t hold for Hispanics, for reasons unclear By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests that physically active people are likely to live several years longer than inactive people. The findings don’t say anything about whether those extra years are good…

Your Smartphone Might Help You Lose Weight

Personalized feedback and coaching along with education let patients shed pounds, study found By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) — Using smartphones to coach people as they try to shed extra pounds may make a standard weight-loss program more effective, a new study suggests. With the technology, patients can report their progress…

Could Kids’ Salt Intake Affect Their Weight?

Study found those who consumed more sodium also drank more sugary beverages By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) — Children who eat a lot of salty food also tend to down more sugary drinks — which, in turn, might be related to their risk of obesity, a new study suggests. The findings…

Funding Meals on Wheels Keeps Seniors Independent: Study

State’s support may help older Americans avoid nursing home FRIDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) – Meals delivered to older adults help them avoid costly and unnecessary nursing home care, according to a new study. Researchers from Brown University found states that invest in these programs under the Older Americans Act are successful in helping seniors…