In The News: September 2016

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  • Good news! Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that American teens have cut their soft drink consumption by a third in the past two years, while water consumption has increased.
  • Kids who spend lots of time in front of TVs and computer monitors show diminished bone density by the time they are in their 20s, increasing their risk for osteoporosis later in life, according to a report from Curtin University in Perth.
  • A powdered supplement of inulin-propionate ester mixed into a shake produced less activity in areas of the brain linked to rewards and reduced cravings when volunteers where shown pictures of various tempting foods, such as cake and pizza.
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