RadioMD: Health News

RadioMD Health News

September 5, 20161 min
RadioMD News... I'm John Byrd.The FDA is set to re-examine what exactly constitutes "healthy" food. It's the first re-evaluation of regulations concerning nutrient content claims in years. The process could take some time and will likely rely on public input.Exposure to pesticides may increase the risk for ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, researchers say. Scientists already suspect pesticides may contribute to Parkinson's disease, another neurodegenerative disorder.And... being overweight may not cut your life short, after all. A new study suggests that the risk an obese man or woman will die prematurely has dropped dramatically over the past 40 years. But the researchers noted that it might not be a better life, particularly if an obese or overweight person is struggling with chronic diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Experts still recommend healthy eating and exercise to protect your health.For RadioMD News, this is John Byrd. Hear health talk interviews with top experts at RadioM

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