How Many Steps a Day Should You Really Walk?

If you pluck someone off the street, whether in New York or Wichita or Seattle or Sacramento, and ask them how many steps people should aim for per day in order to get enough physical activity, they’ll probably tell you 10,000. In an age in which pedometers are cheaper, more accurate, and more feature-rich than […]

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Daily Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Linked to Fatty Liver Disease

Drinking a sugar-sweetened beverage every day, including sodas, other carbonated beverages and fruit juices, can increase the risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, according to a new study. Although the study, conducted at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HRNCA) at Tufts University, shows a relationship between sugar […]

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Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis Remains Widespread: Women Routinely Subjected To Unnecessary Chemo And Radiation

Health experts are becoming increasingly concerned about the problem of breast cancer overdiagnosis: Women who, because of mammogram recommendations, are subjected to excruciating surgery, radiation or chemotherapy to treat cancers that never would have become dangerous, and which they never would have known about if not for the mammogram. An independent panel from the United […]

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