A Few Health Studies

(Trying to dig out of my work pile and grab a few blog ideas I’ve had on my desk.)

This article in Spirit Magazine (Jan 2011) mentioned 5 different studies that I thought were interesting:

  1. Too much ice-tea can wreak havoc on your kidneys according to researchers at Loyola University.  Add a splash of lemon to inhibit the growth of kidney stones due to the oxalates in iced tea.
  2. Resveratrol, the anti-aging compound found in red wine, grapes, blueberries, and peanuts, stops out-of-control blood vessel growth in your eyes according to a study by Washington University in St. Louis.
  3. Women who regularly wear high heels over a 2-year span showed 13% shorter muscle fiberts in their calves BUT a simple calf stretch at the end of the day will keep the muscles in balance according to Manchester Metropolitan University.
  4. Fast-paced video cames like Call of Duty help players make decisions in other areas of life faster according to researchers from the University of Rochester.
  5. Researchers at Virginia Tech found that people who drank two glasses of water before a meal lost (on average) 5 pounds more than the non-drinkers during a 12-week study.
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