American Sugar Addiction Begins at an Early Age

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppAmerican babies are consuming more sugar than the amount recommended for adults, according to data presented at the American Society for Nutrition on June 10. The study was conducted on US infants from 6 to 23 months of age. It concluded that the consumption of added sugar begins very early on in life, as 61% of infants 6-11 months old and 98% of toddlers 12-18 months old were found to consume added sugar on any given day. The study found that infants 6-11 months old…

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Fitbit’s share value surged on Monday

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppCitron bets on Fitbit Wearable technology company Fitbit saw its stock rise 15% on Monday after praise from short-seller Citron Research. The firm, which recently forecasted Snapchat’s turnaround, reported that Fitbit’s stock price could increase by more than 200% in 2018. The analysts argue that their value stems from the health care initiatives that Fitbit offers. These programs include a glucose-monitoring partnership with DexCom Inc., an employee wellness partnership with UnitedHealthCare, and a cloud partnership with Google. They explain, What was once a piñata for…

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KFC will unravel vegetarian option in UK

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppKFC announced on Friday that it will explore vegetarian options to chicken in their United Kingdom stores, hoping to roll them out next year. The menu-change stems from a long-term goal of delivering healthier options to customers. In fact, KFC announced that it hopes to reduce calories per serving by 20% by 2025. A company spokesperson said this about the deal: We always look to respond to the latest changes in lifestyle and dining habits of our customers…That’s why we’re looking into vegetarian options. The…

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The Illusion of Vitamin Supplements in the US

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppA recent study by the St. Michael’s Hospital in Canada and the University of Toronto suggests that taking vitamins may not give us the health effects that we are looking and paying a lot of money for. Data on four different types of vitamins – multivitamins, Vitamin D, Calcium, and Vitamin C – showed that these dietary supplements had no effect on preventing health issues such as heart problems, stroke, or premature death. Although, according to study’s lead author David Jenkins, the vitamins did not…

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SoulCycle suspends IPO

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppSoulCycle will stay privately-owned The indoor cycling company will suspend its IPO for now “due to market conditions.” The firm filed paperwork with the SEC in 2015, and it is now pumping the brakes. Originally, SoulCycle hoped to raise $100 million in its IPO to help pay off debt and open more SoulCycle locations. However, the CEO recently told CNNMoney that they did not need the IPO to pursue its long-term goals. Indeed, they have enough private shareholders to be able to continue their vision.…

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