• At the Digestive and Disease Week in Washington, D.C., researchers from the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center reported that they found that 55% of popular probiotic supplements contain traces of gluten, even when they stated on the label that they were gluten-free. 

• As little as one hour of sitting watching TV is enough to boost a child’s risk for being overweight or obese, according to a study from the University of Virginia reported at the Pediatric Academic Societies’ annual meeting in San Diego.

• Teens who drink heavily (having four drinks per occasion at least once a month or one to two drinks at least eight times a month) have significant changes in brain development, including accelerated gray matter decline and smaller increase in white matter in the brain, according to a study reported at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting in Toronto. 

• Sack the Lunchables! Researchers at Kansas State University warn parents to establish healthy eating habits early to prevent obesity down the road. They state that one in four children aged two- to five-years-old is overweight or obese because of parent-condoned poor eating habits and lack of exercise.

• Vitamin D supplementation for obese people who are low in the vitamin might help with weight loss, according to a study reported at the European Congress on Obesity in Prague.


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